A highly skilled musician experienced in conducting a variety of repertoire with an innovative audience presentation, Rosemary Thomson has recently completed twelve seasons as Music Director of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra. Under her leadership the orchestra has blossomed and audiences have grown. She has also led the creating of multiple outreach and education programs throughout the valley. Previous positions included Assistant Conductor to Hans Graf and Chorus Master for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Assistant Conductor to Richard Bradshaw at the Canadian Opera Company and Resident Conductor with the Winnipeg Symphony where she worked closely with Bramwell Tovey. Thomson has been active as a guest conductor and has led a number of Canadian orchestras.Operatically she has conducted with Opera Nuova (Edmonton), Highlands Opera (Haliburton,Ontario), Opera Garden (Aberdeen, Scotland) and UBC Opera.