John Greer is an active accompanist, vocal coach, arranger, composer and conductor and is heard in these capacities throughout Canada and abroad, in recital and on various CBC broadcasts. Mr. Greer has served as Music Director, coach or conductor for prominent performing and educational institutions such as: the University of Toronto opera division, Victoria’s Opera Piccola, Ottawa’s Opera Lyra, The Banff School of Fine Arts, the Toronto Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Mirvish Productions (Canada), Opera (Hamilton) Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company, Eastman Opera Theatre, the Opera Studio at the University of Maryland, the New England Conservatory, the Janiec Opera Workshop at the Brevard Music Center, Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera and the University of Kentucky. He currently works at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Greer’s compositions include ten song cycles written for Canadian singers such as Catherine Robbin, Kevin McMillan, Mark Dubois, Tracy Dahl, Monica Whicher, and Adrianne Pieczonka and numerous works based on Canadian folk song. He has written two operas for the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus, The Snow Queen based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale with a libretto by Jeremy James Taylor of Britain’s National Youth Music Theatre, and an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale The Star-Child with librettist Ned Dickens and a revision and orchestration of the 1889 Canadian operetta Leo the Royal Cadet by O. F. Telgmann, commissioned by Toronto Operetta Theatre.