Joel MacDonald

Born in Saskatoon, Joel MacDonald is a cellist who who enjoys teaching students of all ages at
the Regina Conservatory of Performing Arts. Previously he was a cello teaching artist at
Sistema New Brunswick and a classroom music teacher in the UK. In Saskatchewan he has
performed with the Saskatoon and Regina symphonies and Prairie Virtuosi, and has also played
with the National Academy Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Tutta Musica,
and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas. A graduate of YOA’s Global Leaders Program, Joel
participated in musical outreach projects in Canada, the USA, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. Joel has a
degree in music education from the University of Regina where he studied with Simon Fyer and
also graduated from the U of S.