Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Music for life

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Ottawa New Horizons Band

Malcolm Horava has studied trumpet and piano in Ottawa and Toronto, earning a Bachelor’s in Trumpet Performance from the University of Ottawa in 2019 and a Master’s in Trumpet Performance from the University of Toronto in 2021. Throughout his education, he has studied trumpet with members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra such as Karen Donnelly, Eric Rupp, and Steven Van Gulik, as well as with Anita McAlister, a prominent trumpet educator and member of the Hannaford Street Silver Band in Toronto. He also studied piano with Frederic Lacroix during his Bachelor’s degree at uOttawa. 

Malcolm started his military music career playing trumpet for the Changing of the Guard ceremony on Parliament Hill from 2017-2019. While in Toronto, Malcolm continued his military band employment with the Queen’s Own Rifles Regimental Band/Pop Band, and played on the civilian side with the Weston Silver Band as their Soprano Cornet. He has also been the collaborative pianist for juries, recitals, classes, and competitions at uOttawa and U of T throughout his degrees. Malcolm was honoured to be accepted into the National Youth Orchestra’s virtual program from 2019-2020. 

Since moving back to Ottawa in Summer of 2022, he has won an audition for a Regular Force Trumpet Position in the Canadian Armed Forces, and started working full-time with the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces in May of 2023. Last year, Malcolm took on the role of Trumpet Teaching Artist at the Centretown OrKidstra Hub, and teaches a small studio of trumpet students as well. He is proud to have been involved with Ottawa New Horizons Band for many years, first as a volunteer during high school in 2011, then as a brass clinician in 2015 during his undergrad. He has been teaching with ONHB continuously since then, except during his time in Toronto.  Malcolm was fortunate to study conducting electives with David Currie in Ottawa, and Dr. Gillian MacKay in Toronto. 

Malcolm is thrilled for the opportunity to share his love of band music with ONHB!