David Lum

David Lum

Assistant Curriculum Leaderof Music (Pathways)
Agincourt Collegiate Institute


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 NewYork 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 chaired 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), 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 Assistant Curriculum Leader of Music (Pathways) at Agincourt Collegiate Institute, in Toronto. The 2013-2014 school year marked his 25th 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. He is the instructor of the Tuba/Euphonium studio at York University and is a past sessional instructor of the Summer Additional Qualifications course in Instrumental Music for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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’s “The Nationals”. In December 2012, David was inducted as a Laureate of the Legion of Honour for the John Philip Sousa Society.

In December of 2017, the Agincourt Collegiate Institute Music Department received a Canada 150 Medallion, for contribution and service to the community of Scarborough North.

  Session Titles

Administering to Your Administration.


How do you get your administration to become “members” of your Ensemble? Practical and “imaginative” strategies to “train” your administrators.

Avoiding Musical Cavities


How do you decide what to “feed” your students? The repertoire is our curriculum, and directly effects our students’ musical education. What should you consider when choosing the repertoire for your ensembles?

Speaking Silently, Out Loud


The importance of non-verbal communication. How do your gestures (conducting or otherwise) effect your ensembles?

Steroids For Your Program


How to build community within and beyond the walls of your school. The connections don’t have to involve performances.

Your Health IS Your Best Practice!


How does your personal wellness effect your teaching practice? And how does this effect your students’ wellness and learning?