Lieutenant Megan Hodge was confirmed as the Director of Music for the regimental band of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in November 2014. She has been a trombonist in the band since 2006.
Former Corporal Hodge, who is from Edmonton, joined the primary reserve force as a trombonist in 2000 with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard (CG) in Ottawa. She returned to CG in 2002, and again for the summers of 2004-2006 before joining the regimental band of The Queen’s Own. During this time, Lt Hodge pursued her formal education in trombone performance at the University of Alberta (BMus), McGill University (MMus) and the Glenn Gould School. From 2007-2010 she was principal trombonist with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, and in 2010 was named to the same position with the Victoria, BC Symphony Orchestra.
Appointed trombone instructor at the Music Cadre at CFB Borden for the summers of 2008-2011, Lt Hodge transferred to the regular force in 2012 and served with the Royal Canadian Artillery Band in Edmonton. In 2013 she rejoined The Queen’s Own Rifles.
After returning to Toronto she resumed her professional freelancing career performing regularly with such groups as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Opera Company.