Lorna MacLachlan

Lorna MacLachlan is a native Calgarian who has taught within the community for over twenty years. She holds a Master of Music (Composition) as well a diploma in education. Before teaching for the Calgary Board she worked as a freelance composer and performer for such organizations as CBC, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Theatre Calgary, Access and many others. Her involvement with choirs has been going on since the 1970s.

Ms. MacLachlan has focused on teaching ensemble within the school system and in the community. As a director at Western Canada High School for the past several years, she has directed mixed choirs, girls choirs, jazz choirs, jazz bands as well as string groups and a full orchestra. She also directs the Women’s Choir and the Jazz Band through the Westwind Music Society. She also performs with her own quintet, and composes music for her performances.