A native of Toronto, Ontario, Louis D’Alton’s interest in music began in grade school. He joined Orchestra London Canada as a member of the double bass section in 1983 while at the same time freelancing with other orchestras and small ensembles. He has appeared in numerous concert recordings for the CBC as a member of Orchestra London Canada. Concurrent with his classical performances he has played club and festival dates and recorded with a great many folk and celtic ensembles including the Hot Latke’s Klezmer band and Uisce Beatha (a London-based band of the early 90s.) In 1992 he assumed the role of music librarian for Orchestra London. His work in the music library would subsequently lead him to pursue an MLIS at the former Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Western, from which he graduated in 1996. In 1997 he joined the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario as concert manager, where he presently remains overseeing approximately 500 performances each academic year. He received his doctorate in Library and Information Science in June 2012 from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western.