Meet Our Board & Staff
Born in beautiful Burin, Newfoundland, Grant has performed, studied and taught throughout Canada. Having thoroughly enjoyed a 30 year teaching career, Grant is now the Artistic Director of the Calos Youth Orchestras and teaches bassoon at the MUN School of Music. He is also the Principal Bassoonist with the NSO and a member of the Rotary Music Festival Committee in St. John’s.
Rozalind MacPhail brings over 25 years of experience working in the music industry. In her role as Executive Director of AFM Local 820, Rozalind helps musicians learn about pension, instrument insurance, filing contracts, applying for U.S. touring and more. Outside of the office, Rozalind works as a touring artist, film composer, session musician and music educator.
Dave Sharp is the contractor and co-band leader of the musical group, Idlewild. He plays Celtic Flute, Silver Flute, Whistle, Recorders, Mountain Dulcimer, Epinette, Tenor Banjo, Mandolin, Cittern, Clawhammer Banjos, Guitar, Fiddle, Dance Caller, Storyteller, Puppeteer, Bodhran, teaches and sings tenor vocals. Dave has an extensive collection of world flutes that he plays.
Dave has played music with many ethnic groups from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and writes and composes music in a variety of styles.
He enjoys researching and playing all kinds of ethnic and traditional tunes. He is also an animator/illustrator (network television for 19 years), Professional Sculptor, commercial artist, instrument maker, draftsmen and woodcarver. Dave has been the Business Agent for the American Federation of Musicians, Local 104 for the past 21 years.