David Lum is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Mus. Bac. /Ed. 1988, B. Ed. 1990) and completed the Graduate Diploma program in Wind Conducting at the University of Calgary in the summer of 2001. He is a past conductor of the Scarborough School’s Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, and has served as a Senior Administrator of the Scarborough Music Camp. David served as the Conductor of the Northern Ontario Music Festival Honour Band from 2008-2011, and is a past conductor of the Toronto Youth Concert Winds, and Assistant Conductor of the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. In June of 2016, David was featured as a Guest Conductor for TYWO’s 25th Anniversary Tour of New York City, culminating in a performance at Carnegie Hall.
David served on the board of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA) from 2000 to 2015. He initiated the creation of the Awards and Scholarships Committee, and served as Chair of the committee since its inception in 2004, to 2014. David is a Past President of the Ontario Band Association (OBA), and currently serves as President of the Lambda Iota chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters’ Fraternity. Other professional affiliations/memberships include the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE), and the Canadian Music Educators’ Association (CMEA).
An active adjudicator and clinician, David has worked with students from across Canada and the United States, and is a site director for the Trills and Thrills Canada’s Wonderland Festival, held each May/June.
At present, David is with the Toronto District School Board, where he is the Curriculum Leader of Music at Agincourt Collegiate Institute. The 2018-2019 school year marked his 30th year with the TDSB. Ensembles under his direction have been recognized for excellence both provincially and nationally, and have performed at Roy Thompson Hall, Massey Hall and the Toronto Centre for the Arts, as well as the Ontario Provincial Legislature. David was a sessional instructor of the Summer Additional Qualifications course in Instrumental Music for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, from 2008- 2016, and currently teaches the Tuba/Euphonium studio at York University.
In 2009, David received an Honourary Life Membership from the Ontario Band Association, and in May of the same year, was awarded the Keith Mann Outstanding Band Director Award at MusicFest Canada. In December 2012, David was inducted as a Laureate of the Legion of Honour for the John Philip Sousa Society.