Trent Worthington is a skilled professional in numerous areas of the Edmonton music scene and beyond. A composer, arranger, performer, conductor and educator, his experience has served organizations ranging from choirs and orchestras to small ensembles and rhythm sections. Some of these organizations include the acclaimed Pro Coro Canada, the highly attended Edmonton Singing Christmas Tree, the lauded PreTenors comedy opera troupe, VOCE The A Cappella Experience, and various composition, arranging, and copyist positions within commercial, classical, and choral genres.
During his thirty years with Pro Coro Canada, Trent held the positions of singer, chorus master, associate conductor, and later took on the role of artistic director. Each involved organization of musical groups, training, composition, and corporate vision. His experience has also been put to use in studio settings, where he has shared his expertise with other artists as both an engineer and producer.
As a composer, Trent has written music for groups such as the Grande Prairie Boys’ Choir, Saskatchewan Honour Choir, award-winning Chronos Vocal Ensemble, the Redemptorist Community, iCoristi Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, and numerous others. In 2015, Trent was honoured with a production titled “The Wizardry of Worthington” in which a full concert was performed by the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus consisting solely of his compositions. Chronos Vocal Ensemble also released an album entirely devoted to Trent’s work.
As a performer, Trent has played to crowds across Western Canada and the states. A comedian in the PreTenors (a satirical take on the Three Tenors), a conductor for numerous choirs, and a trained and professional studio musician, Trent is at home in a variety of musical environments. He has also served as an adjudicator for music festivals, and sat on the peer review committees of arts funding organizations at the municipal, provincial, and national level.
Trent holds a Masters in Education from the University of Alberta, and currently teaches at Sir George Simpson Junior High in St. Albert. He has also instructed at Alberta College, and King’s University
A third-generation Edmontonian, Trent has deep roots in the local community. He raised his two daughters in St. Albert where he currently lives with his wife, Dianne. Some of Trent’s other interests include hiking, skiing/snowshoeing, cooking, woodworking, and undertaking every manner of renovation project — especially if it requires tools he doesn’t already own.
To find out more about Trent's compositions please visit www.trentworthington.ca.