Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi (he/him) is a conductor, percussionist, clinician, and researcher based in Toronto. This is his tenth season as music director of the Rouge River Winds, and is also serving as director of the University of Toronto Wind Symphony for the 2022-23 season. He is in regular demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, and serves as Vice Chair for the Concert Band Division of MusicFest Canada. Pratik is currently a doctoral student at York University, where his research, funded in part by an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, investigates issues of equity and representation among composers of wind band music in Canada. Originally from Markham, Pratik received his B.Mus. and M.Mus. degrees from the University of Western Ontario. For more, visit