Al Mullin - Trumpet and Flugelhorn
M.Mus. (Western University) A.Mus. (Western Ontario Conservatory) Dip.Ed. (Western University, Althouse)
Al is a trumpet player, music educator and conductor who for over 25 years taught instrumental music for the Avon Maitland District School Board. While an undergraduate he obtained a degree in piano performance, studying with John Paul Bracey at Western University. Trumpet studies have been with James Ford (Western University), Rbt. Oades (Univ. d’Ottawa), Don Johnson (Humber College), and jazz with Mike Malone (Mohawk College). Post-graduate conducting courses have been with Simon Streatfield (Vancouver Symphony, et al).
In the 1990s Al worked in the Grey/Bruce/Huron area as director of the Lighthouse Swing Band. In 1998 he started a new career as a ship musician travelling the world, playing in show bands, dance bands and jazz with the major cruise ship companies: Cunard, Princess, Norwegian, Celebrity, Holland America, etc. After 16 years he has settled down in Goderich, again directing the Lighthouse Swing Band, playing cornet in “The Howlin’ Dog Vintage Jazz Band” and the Kincardine Brass Band which just leaves time for French horn in the Goderich Laketown Band, trumpet in The Suncoast Brass Quartet, solo performances and lately, The Noodle Factory.