Bio

Brad Mahon regularly appears nationally and internationally as an award-winning and acclaimed guitarist, instructor, adjudicator, clinician, lecturer, and administrator.

In January 2017, Brad moved back to Calgary to assume the role of Director at Mount Royal University‚Äôs Conservatory and in January 2018, he accepted the additional role of Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education. Formerly, Brad was Manager of Visual and Performing Arts at Medicine Hat College, and before that, Head of the Conservatory of Performing Arts at the University of Regina. Brad has also been a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners since 2004 .

When not engaged with his day job, Brad is a board member on several non-profit boards. Notably, he is President of the Instrumental Society of Calgary and the Western Canadian Representative with the Canadian Association of University Continuing Education.

Brad’s formal education is highlighted by a PhD (musicology) from the University of Calgary, an MBA (executive management – leadership) from Royal Roads University, and an ARCT (guitar) from the Royal Conservatory of Music.