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Biography — Anthony R. Reimer

Updated 2016-07-17

Photo of Anthony from 2015Anthony Reimer holds a Masters of Music in Wind Conducting from the University of Calgary as well as BMus and BEd degrees. He currently lives in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and has focussed his musical energies on the thriving community band scene there. He has been music director of Foothills Concert Band since 1999, and co-founded Metropolitan Winds, a community wind ensemble for which he was the inaugural Artistic Director, in 2006.

Anthony has worked at the University of Calgary since 1996, primarily as the Head Technician of the Integrated Arts Media Labs, supporting work in Music, Art, Drama and Dance with Mac computers and other digital technology. Anthony has presented technology-centric sessions at the MacAdmins Conference at Penn State, the MacIT Conference (San Francisco), the MacTech Conference (Los Angeles), the Midwest Clinic (Band and Orchestra conference, Chicago), Music Conference Alberta, and the University of Calgary. He is an organizer of the MacDeployment Conference in Calgary.

Anthony is also a member of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE). He became involved with their web site in 2000 and became the Web Site Publisher in 2002, a position he held until he helped the organization transition to a modern web management system in 2010. He also spent four years as the desktop publisher for the WASBE Newsletter (2004–07). For these contributions, he was awarded a life membership in WASBE in 2011. He has had articles published in the WASBE Newsletter (now WASBE World) and WASBE Journal.

Earlier in his professional career, he worked as a Junior High and High School teacher as well as a Band print music specialist in the music industry. His business, Anthony's Creative Enterprises, let him exercise his talents in desktop publishing and other computer services through the 1990s.

Anthony also spent nearly a quarter century as an amateur basketball referee and minor official. He served on the Executive of the Calgary Basketball Officials Association (including 2 years as President), the Alberta Basketball Officials Association, and Basketball Alberta. He also created the first web sites for both Officials groups. While injury shortened his officiating career, he transferred his primary sporting activity to the curling rink in 2004, changing his long time interest in the sport to an active role at a recreational level. He now volunteers in support of various local and competitive curling events.