Mr. Garrett Thorson Music Specialist

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  • Favourite Art Form Rock & Roll
  • Hometown Calgary, Alberta
  • Favourite Movie It Might Get Loud
  • Favourite Food Slow-smoked 1/2 chicken with bacon-wrapped corn and grilled veggies
  • Favourite Music LIVE music!
  • Favourite Quote Oh baby, put on your dancin' shoes. If you ain't got time to bust a move, we ain't got time for you. - Danny Vacon
  • Hobbies Songwriting, record collecting, video games, drawing
  • Something not commonly known abut me I've never been able to get the hang of playing the harmonica. It's a bit of an emotional sore point, but I'm working on it.

Mr. Thorson is thrilled to be kicking off another year at Calgary Arts Academy!

He began his CAA career as a student teacher in 2014, served as a Resident Artist/Homeroom teacher for the Year 4/5 team in 2015/16, and spent the past year working as the Glenmeadows Elementary Music Specialist. This year, Mr. Thorson returns in a combined role as a Year 4/5 Homeroom Facilitator and team leader for the CAA Middle School Music Program.

Mr. Thorson has earned degrees from the University of Alberta (Bachelor of Music), Dalhousie University (Master of Arts – Musicology), and the University of Calgary (Bachelor of Education.)  He has also been an active member of the Calgary music scene for several years, performing throughout Western Canada in groups such as Cowpuncher, Alright Gents, and The Sweets.