A musician with an array of artistic talents, Roland Graham is an accomplished pianist, conductor, composer, and impresario. Until recently, he was the Director of Music at Southminster United Church. He is the founder and Artistic Director of both the Doors Open for Music at Southminster and Concerts by the Canal series, as well as the Master Piano Recital Series.

Roland has conducted the Rideau Chorale since its formation in 2015. He began his choral training as a boy chorister at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario, and subsequently enjoyed formative experiences with the St. Matthew’s Choir of Men and Boys, the Ontario Youth Choir, the Anglican Chorale of Ottawa, and various other ensembles in the National Capital Region.

Roland holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Ottawa where he studied piano performance with Jean Desmarais, and a master’s degree from the Université de Montréal where he studied piano interpretation with Jimmy Brière and Marc Durand.