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Mark Tetreault
Mark Tetreault

Mark Tetreault is Director of Symphonic Services for the Canadian Office of the American Federation of Musicians. Working from the Toronto Office, Mark provides service to orchestras from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Victoria, British Columbia. His duties include negotiation of collective agreements, assistance in dispute resolutions, representation at industry and union conferences and seminars, assistance to AFM Locals, and maintaining resources of information for bargaining and of best orchestral practices.

Mark was a founding delegate to the Regional Orchestra Players Association and has served as a Director and later as Secretary of the Toronto Musicians’ Association, AFM Local 149.

In addition to his AFM activities, Mark is the Principal Tubist with the [l=http://www.tso.ca]Toronto Symphony Orchestra[/l], a position he has held since 1986. Prior to then, he held the position of Principal Tuba in the Jacksonville Symphony for seven years. Mark is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Mark is married to violinist Leslie Knowles, who is the fiddler in the Ontario-based band Hometown Bluegrass, as well as being a long-tenured member of the Toronto Symphony 1st violin section. Together they have a large family of beautiful, bright and talented children and cuddly cats.

In his free time, Mark enjoys skiing, hiking and playing with his kids.

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