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  • Biography: Betsy MacMillan, viola da gamba, is a founding member of Ensemble Arion, formed in 1981, and has performed numerous concerts with the ensemble in Europe, Mexico, Ireland, England, Brazil, the United States, and throughout Canada. She is heard...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    viola da gamba

  • Biography: Bill Mahar, trumpet composer and arranger, is a Halifax native and McGill alumnus. Bill is the artistic director of Altsys Jazz Orchestra, a 13-piece ensemble specializing in original Canadian compositions, and Streetnix. The Bernard Primeau Jazz...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Trumpet

  • Biography: Martin Mangrum has been Second Bassoon of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 2000. Prior to his appointment in Montréal, he was Principal Bassoon of the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, and Assistant-Principal of the...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Bassoon

  • Title(s):

    Area Chair, Percussion, Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Artistic Research, CIRMMT

    Biography: Fabrice Marandola obtained a ‘Diplôme de Formation Supérieure’, or "First Prize", in the class of Jacques Delécluse at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse (CNSMD) of Paris in 1997. In France he taught percussion at the...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Percussion - Ethnomusicology

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    Part-time, Collaborative Piano

    Biography: Musical studies Conservatoire de musique de Montréal (class of Irving Heller, 1965 – 1971) (First Prize) With Karl Engel (Switzerland) Performances He has collaborated extensively with violinists Denise Lupien, Jonathan Crow and Mark Fewer, cellists...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
  • Biography: A native of Montreal, Shawn Mativetsky is a percussionist and educator, recognized as a contemporary tabla specialist. He performs regularly in a variety of settings, including Western classical and contemporary/new music, Indian classical music,...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
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  • Biography: Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as conductor, recorder and flute player and as a composer. Mr. Maute is esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice, for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. With...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    recorder

  • Biography: It was while touring internationally that Chris began his drum studies with Jim Blackley. He has studied piano with Darwyn Aitkin (protege of David Saperton) and June Richards. Advanced systems of rhythm, with Ed Blackwell and West African master...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Drums

  • Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Vocal Répétiteur

  • Biography: Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger. A native of Victoria, British Columbia, Al McLean has resided in Montreal since 1995. He is a sought-after freelance saxophonist, as well as an expert in saxophone history and restoration. Al McLean is long time...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

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    Associate Professor

    Biography: Pianist and vocal coach Michael McMahon studied at McGill University with Charles Reiner. With the aid of the Canada Council for the Arts, he completed his studies in Vienna at the Franz Schubert Institute and the Hochschule für Musik und...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Piano, Vocal Coach

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    Associate Professor

    Biography: Associate Professor (Chamber Music), violist Douglas McNabney received a BMus degree in Musicology from the University of Toronto. A student of Gerald Stanick at U. W. O. where he received a MMus in performance, he also has a DMus. in Interpretation...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
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    Associate Professor

    Biography: Marina Mdivani was born and began her musical education in Tbilisi, Georgia. In 1960, she both graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and began post-graduate studies there in the Professor Emil Gilels. In 1961, Ms. Mdivani won the Premier Grand Prix...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
    Instrument(s):

    Piano

  • Title(s):

    Course Lecturer

  • Biography: Paul Merkelo, solo trumpet of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, is recognized as a great virtuoso, and one of the top trumpet players in North America.Renowned throughout North America and beyond as one of the finest trumpet players of his...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Trumpet

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  • Biography: Recorderist and teacher Natalie Michaud joins in 1990 Les Idées heureuses as co-artistic director with its founder Geneviève Soly.  Within this organization, dedicated to the performance of baroque music, she develops a poetic and colorful...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    recorder

  • Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

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    Professor, String Area (August 1st, 2014)

    Biography: Ms. Moye’s career has taken her throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and South Africa as a soloist and chamber musician with groups such as the Miami String Quartet, Orpheus and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  She was the first...
    Areas:
    Strings Area
    Instrument(s):

    Violin