Founded in 2011, CIM exists to provide engaging musical experiences for the education and development of musicians and music educators. Services provided include musical arranging, composition, publication, workshops, and program development consulting.


ABOUT Mark Reid, creative director

Mark Reid is an Education Technology Provincial Teacher at SET-BC. He recently concluded a two-year secondment as Curriculum Coordinator and Music Education Strategy Lead at the British Columbia Ministry of Education. He is the former Director of Bands & Choirs at Vancouver Technical Secondary School, 2013 MusiCounts Teacher of the Year, and a Finalist for the 2015 Global Teacher Prize. Mark holds degrees from VanderCook College of Music (MMEd) and the University of Victoria (BMus). A career volunteer, he serves as Past-President of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association, Secretary of the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, and members of the Program Advisory Council for music at Vancouver Community College. Mark is a charter member of the Varkey Teacher Ambassadors and serves as a TeachSDGs Ambassador.

Mark is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at VanderCook College of Music, teaching a graduate course on relational pedagogy. He has spoken at the Global Education & Skills Forum alongside Andreas Schleigher, lectured at the University of British Columbia and Brandon University, supervised 9 successful teacher candidates from UBC, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria, and presented at numerous conferences across Canada. In Summer 2015, Mark was a panellist at the CMEA National Conference and an invited presenter for the Disney Performing Arts Educators Summit: Inspiring Brilliance. He is a

published arranger for concert band (Grand Mesa Music) and string orchestra (Tempo Press). Prior to his current post at the Ministry of Education, Mark was a member of both the K-9 and 10-12 Arts Education Curriculum writing teams. He is currently doing consulting and policy advising for national government-funded initiatives in Canada.

Performance experience includes several world, national, and regional premiere performances which include the reviving of historical works for musical theatre, namely Jerome Kern’s Very Good Eddie. Mr. Reid has performed with Foster the People, the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, for His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex and for Vancouver Symphony Orchestra educational concerts. In addition to work in schools, Mark has been music director for

numerous community musical theatre productions, conductor of two orchestras at the Saint James Music Academy, co-producer of the critically acclaimed 2013 Vancouver production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Guest Conductor for Vancouver’s Cor Flammae.

Mark is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).