Rennie Regehr began his professional career with the Winnipeg Symphony and Manitoba Chamber Orchestras. His career has taken him throughout Canada and abroad as orchestra musician, soloist and chamber musician.
From 1992-2006 Mr. Regehr was the Dean of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in Toronto. In that role he developed an internationally renowned orchestral program that has trained many of Canada’s finest professional musicians and solo artists. In 2006 he joined the University of Ottawa music faculty as the Viola Professor, principal Guest Conductor of the University Orchestra, as well as the Director of the Chamber Music Program.
As a teacher, Mr. Regehr follows a tradition of great Canadian string mentors. Himself, a student of Gerald Stanick, he continues that level of teaching and has taught some of Canadian’s outstanding violists who have gone on to study in major international graduate programs and win positions in many North American orchestras. He has adjudicated numerous competitions and festivals, as well as serving on grant assessment committees for the Canada Council.
In 2012 he received the Canadian Viola Society's Lifetime Achievement Award.