Conducting Biography

Ronald Royer is a multi-talented Canadian musician who is active as a conductor, composer and educator. He is presently serving as the music director and conductor of the Scarborough Philharmonic. For recordings, he has conducted The Hollywood Flute CD (released in April 2010), featuring flutist Louise DiTullio with Sinfonia Toronto performing music by John Williams, John Barry, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, David Rose and Ronald Royer. Mr. Royer has conducted the Toronto Studio Orchestra, made up primarily of musicians from the Toronto Symphony and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, for the children’s movie Gooby. He has also conducted film scores for The Happy Couple and The Dog. Mr. Royer has guest conducted the Toronto Sinfonietta several times and has conducted a variety of Ontario orchestras including Sinfonia Toronto, Niagara Symphony, Mississauga Symphony and Philharmonic, Sinfonia Mississauga, York Symphony, Symphony Hamilton Chamber Orchestra, Mohawk Chamber Orchestra, and Brampton Symphony.

Born in Los Angeles, he began his career as a cellist, performing with the Utah, Pacific, and Toronto Symphonies, as well as working in the Motion Picture and Television industry in Los Angeles during the 1980's. He teaches at the University of Toronto Schools and is involved in a variety of initiatives to promote music education throughout Ontario. He is married to clarinetist Kaye Royer.