Neil Barlow, Music Director and Conductor of the Muskoka Concert Band, was born in New Jersey and grew up in Michigan. Following his formal training as an engineer, Neil has spent a large part of his career managing a series of high-tech companies in Canada, the USA, Germany, the UK, Holland, Japan and Korea. Today, from his home in Muskoka, he continues this part of his career as an independent engineering and marketing consultant. Beyond these activities, most of Neil’s current time is devoted to music. Besides his obligations with the Muskoka Concert Band, Neil conducts various concert bands and jazz/show bands in Ontario, frequently conducts the musical efforts for musical theatre productions in Ontario’s popular Muskoka region, and is a performing member of several chamber music groups. Until recently, Neil was also the Music Director and Conductor of the Five Lakes Silver Band, based in Michigan.