Leader / Musical Director: Salah Wilson
Managers: Adiylah and Rachel Wilson
Assistant Arranger: Miriyam Wilson
Tuner: Gerard Clarke
Salah's Steelpan Academy based in Montreal was founded by Salah & Family. This family oriented organization has been annually participating in Toronto events since 1994. Having won the Panorama competition on two occasions and placed in the top three on several others in Toronto’s first Panorama competitions produced by Cecil Clarke of Pan Trinbago Canada. Since the inception of OSA, Salah's Steelpan Academy has placed itself amongst the top bands from the beginning. The Academy is now credited to having won the last four consecutive Panorama competitions (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). This is a first time accomplishment for OSA's Pan Alive and for international competition as well. This has put Salah's Steelpan Academy in an elite group of the very few which has achieved this honor. The Academy's emphasis is music literacy as evident by Musical Director Salah Wilson who is an author of six Steelpan Text books. People of all ages, nationalities and background with or without musical experience, are always welcome. The Academy also encourages a special group where some of the students are autistic by nature.
The makeup of the Academy consist of 10 of Salah's immediate family including wife, six children and two grandchildren which ultimately forms the hard core of the group, along with students of Elementary and Secondary schools of Montreal where they have been teaching Steelpan programs since 1991 plus adults and senior citizens. Win lose or draw, the annual trip to Toronto is always at the top of the agenda. The Academy has also been very successful in its Montreal Panorama competitions winning seven out of ten times and an unprecedented championship of the last four consecutive victories in Montreal (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010).