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  • Biography: Called "a spectacular player" by The Los Angeles Times, holder of a doctorate and two masters degrees from Yale University and nominated for an Opus Award as "Discovery of the Year," Simon Aldrich is currently solo clarinet of Orchestre...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Clarinet

  • Title(s):

    Associate Professor

    Biography: Internationally recognized as one of the leading tenors of his generation, Stefano Algieri has sung in many of the world’s major Opera Houses, and with major Symphonies in New York, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Prague, Amsterdam, Leipzig, Washington, D.C...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Vocal Répétiteur

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  • Biography: Greg Amirault is originally from Nova Scotia has been living in Montreal since 1987, where he is an active member of the local jazz scene. He has a Diploma in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University, as well as a Bachelor’s and Master’s...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Guitar

  • Biography: STEVE AMIRAULT Pianist/Vocalist /Composer Steve Amirault (Stephen Amirault, born September 1963.) is an Acadian born, Montreal, Canada based jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer. Steve is mainly known as an instrumentalist – but he started singing...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Piano

  • Biography: A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Garry Antonio owes his early interest in the guitar to an extended family in which music figured prominently. His first musical explorations focused on rock-and-roll and the electric guitar. He was introduced to the...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Guitar

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  • Biography: A native of Sherbrooke, Andrée Azar  begins her  studies in  violin at the age of seven with the method Claude Létourneau. From a young age, she regularly participated in the Canadian Music Competition in the categories Solo and...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Violin

  • Biography: Theodore Baskin has been Principal Oboe of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal since 1980. Born in Detroit, MI, he studied oboe with Arno Mariotti while at Cass Technical High School and John de Lancie while at the Curtis Institute of Music. Prior...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Oboe

  • Title(s):

    Instructor

    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Bass Trombone

  • Title(s):

    Associate Professor

    Biography: Tom Beghin (b. Leuven, Belgium, 1967), praised as an eloquent, sensitive, and original performer, is at the forefront of a new generation of interpreters of 18th and early-19th century music.  He has performed in Early Music Festivals at Bruges...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Degrees:

    Premier prix & Diplôme supérieur, Lemmens Institute, Leuven
    Concert Certificate, Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel
    MA and DMA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

    Instrument(s):

    fortepiano, clavichord

  • Biography: Accomplished performer on the lute and theorbo, Sylvain Bergeron is in high demand on the North American music scene. He gives nearly one hundred concerts each season in and alongside many internationally renowned soloists. Among these include Emma...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Lute

  • Biography: Kenny Bibace is a prolific jazz guitarist who has played with many of the top jazz musicians in Canada. Living in Montreal where he teaches jazz guitar and small ensembles at McGill University, Kenny has performed extensively both as a leader and...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Guitar

  • Biography: Denis Bluteau is a graduate of the Conservatoire de Musique in Chicoutimi and he is also a graduate from the University of Montreal, where he studied under former Orchestre symphonique de Montréal principal flutist Robert Langevin (who is now a...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Flute

  • Title(s):

    Area Chair, Jazz, Assistant Professor

    Biography: Playing that is both intense and under control, breathtaking precision, magnetic stage presence, refreshing original compositions: that’s the formidable package offered by Rémi Bolduc, one of Canada’s best jazz saxophonists. Acclaimed at the most...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

  • Biography: Over nearly three decades, François Bourassa has built many musical mansions. As pianist, composer and bandleader, he long ago became an international example of Canada’s contemporary jazz scene. A model of both consistency and evolution, he...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Piano

  • Biography: With a first prize in flute and chamber music from the Conservatoire de musique du Québec, and at the Canadian Music Competition, as well as a second prize at l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Competition, Danièle Bourget is a very active musician...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Flute

  • Title(s):

    Assistant Professor

    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Trombone

  • Title(s):

    Associate Professor

    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    tuba, euphonium

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  • Biography: Violist Lambert Chen has performed across three continents as chamber musician, orchestra player and soloist.  He has been guest performer at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond (Ottawa), and Orford Art Centre, and is...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Degrees:

    Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B. M.)

    New England Conservatory of Music (M.M.)

    Schulich School of Music of McGill University (D.Mus.)

    Instrument(s):

    Viola

  • Biography: Carolyn Christie won the Second Flute Chair of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 1978, after beginning her orchestral career with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. With the MSO she has toured 40 times, performing in Europe, Asia, South America and...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Flute

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  • Biography: Born in Montreal, Canada, Greg Clayton was an early starter in music playing his first gigs at the age of 12 and his musical path led him to the downtown Montreal jazz scene. Greg says “I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of what was the great...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Guitar

  • Biography: Jocelyn is one of those lead players that makes other trumpeters shake their heads in disbelief. Not only does he possess tremendous power and range, but he swings, too! He has played lead for Vic Vogel, Maria Schneider, the Maritime Jazz Big Band,...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Trumpet

  • Biography: Recently retired as the principal clarinet chair of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Robert Crowley has served as principal clarinet of both the Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra and the Hamilton (Ontario) Philharmonic, and has performed as guest...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Clarinet

  • Biography: Sienna Dahlen is a Toronto-based vocalist, instrumentalist, educator and songwriter/composer of jazz and other styles of creative music. She has had the immense pleasure of performing her music for audiences throughout most of Europe, parts of the...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Voice

  • Biography: It is no accident that time and time again, both critics and fans alike describe Sophie Day's voice as remarkably pure, spell-binding and brilliant. As a result, she has earned a strong reputation as one of Quebec’s most sought-after young vocalists...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Voice

  • Title(s):

    Professor

    Biography: Trumpeter and organist Kevin Dean is a Professor of Music (Jazz Studies) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He was born in Mason City, Iowa in 1954 and received a Bachelor of Music degree in 1976 from the University of Iowa. Dean received a...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    jazz trumpet

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    Kevin Dean - The Vintage Horn
    Professor Kevin Dean - Vintage Horn (Link to YouTube video)

    Montreal trumpet legend Kevin Dean muses on vintagehorns, and their appeal to collectors and musicians.

    Dean speaks candidly about his struggle to choose between an old and new instrument - the vintage Martin Committee in his hands revealing his current preference. We see and hear Dean try out an unusual periodinstrument featured in 'Trumpet Impressions', a fine art photographic exhibition based on antique horns (www.intofoc.us).The rare prototype 1930's Conn cornet comes alive in Dean's hands, transporting the viewer, and musician, to an earlier time.

    From 'Trumpet Impressions' - A series of 30 fine art trumpe tportraits have been masterfully produced by two photographic artists usingearly techniques; the Cyanotype (a 19th century process using sunlight, shadoand water to create blue impressions), and traditional 20th century silverbased black and white. Examples are seen in this film. Directed by Randy Cole.

  • Biography: Denys Derome is associate principal horn with the OSM. He studied horn at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montreal and with John Zirbel at McGill University. He won first prizes at the National Music Festival (1996) and the OSM (1996). As a...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    French Horn

  • Biography: Alain Desgagné was a member of the Victoria Symphony and the Winnipeg Symphony before joining the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as Associate Principal Clarinet in 2001. He has been a guest at a number of festivals, such as the Marrowstone Music...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Clarinet

  • Title(s):

    Assistant Professor

    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    trumpet

  • Areas:
    Voice Area
    Instrument(s):

    Vocal Répétiteur

  • Biography: Working in a wide-ranging repertoire that includes classical, jazz, pop, World Music, and Klezmer, Montreal trumpet-player Ron Di Lauro is one of Quebec’s most active musicians. He has accompanied such artists as Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Trumpet

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  • Biography: Trevor Dix was appointed Principal Bass Trombonist with the Orchestre Metropolitain du Grand Montreal in 2001 by Yannick Nezet-Seguin, and has been a faculty member of the Schulich School of Music of McGill University since 2002 acting as a...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Bass Trombone

  • Biography: Since her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1985, Elizabeth Dolin has earned a solid reputation as one of Canada’s finest cellists, in demand as a recitalist throughout Canada and the United States, and has collaborated with such emminent conductors as...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Cello

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  • Biography: Drummer Jim Doxas was born in Montréal, Canada, into an artistically vibrant family and established himself early on in his career as a versatile percussionist.Heavily influenced by rock, jazz, Motown and world music, his credits on various...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Drums

  • Biography: Chet Doxas is a Montreal based saxophonist and composer who is often called upon for his ability to bring his unique voice to a number of different musical settings. Chet leads his own quartet which includes Matt Stevens on guitar, Zack Lober on...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

  • Title(s):

    Lecturer

    Biography: After winning the 2005 edition of the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition, Jérôme Ducharme began his touring carreer giving over 40 recitals and masterclasses across North America as part of the winner’s tour. In addition, Jérôme...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Classical Guitar

  • Biography: A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, clarinetist Michael Dumouchel studied with Stanley Hasty, Robert Marcellus, and Harold Wright. Currently, Mr. Dumouchel holds the posts of solo E-flat clarinet and second B-flat clarinet with the Montreal...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Clarinet