Burnhila Music Publishing is a Canadian company that features the works of Neil Yorke-Slader.  Neil is the Jazz Division Chairman of MusicFest Canada. He has composed over 50 works at various levels for jazz ensemble. He taught music at the elementary and secondary levels for 17 years, and is active as a jazz adjudicator and clinician throughout North America.  He was one of the eight contributing composers to the inaugural Canadian "New Sounds of Learning Project". Neil is a member of the International Association of Jazz Composers & Arrangers. 

Neil was a contributor to “Jazz Pedagogy, A Canadian Perspective” (available through ArtistShare).  He was awarded the inaugural Tommy Banks Outstanding Canadian Jazz Director in 2018. Neil was named to the MusicFest Canada Hall of Fame in 2017.  He is considered one of the leading Canadian authorities on the teaching of stage band fundamentals and rehearsal techniques.