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Mount Royal University Centennial Mural

Lewis Lavoie


Dave Piercewong

Panel before

iDave Pierce is a Canadian Emmy winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, orchestrator. Pierce was the Music Director for the Opening, Closing, and Victory ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, for which he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction; arranger/orchestrator for Twyla Tharp's Frank Sinatra musical, Come Fly Away opening March 2010 in New York on Broadway; and music director of the Calgary Stampede Evening Grandstand Show. Pierce was the Musical Director of the 2009 Gemini Awards television show in Canada. He is father to two daughters.

Pierce has worked with a variety of performers, including Michael Bublé, Loreena McKennitt, Petula Clark, Carrie Underwood, Paul Brandt, Ian Tyson, Jann Arden, Jorane, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Nelly Furtado and kd lang. Pierce was commissioned to compose a symphonic work for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.