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Department of Performance

  • Biography: Juno-award winning vocalist, Sienna Dahlen is a multi-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...
    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

    Video Profile:

    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

    Video Profile:

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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

  • Title(s):

    Area Chair, Brass, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Andrew Dunn is an International performer having appeared as Principal Trumpet or Soloist with some of Europe’s most renowned orchestras including: BBC Symphony Orchestra BBC Philharmonic BBC Scottish Symphony Royal Philharmonic Orchestra...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Trumpet Solo and Orchestral Peformance, Brass Ensemble

  • Biography: Lauded for his remarkable stage presence, depth of insight, nuance and generosity, cellist Yegor Dyachkov is an inspired recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. Since being proclaimed Artist of the Year by the Canadian Broadcasting...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Cello