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    Assistant Professor, Voice Area (as of August 1, 2014)

    Biography: With a career that includes numerous appearances on stages in Europe, Asia and North America, Dominique Labelle’s return to Québec as voice professor at Schulich is both a joyous homecoming and marks the turn of a page.   Ms. Labelle has...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Voice

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    Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Pianist Sara Laimon is an active performer in both solo and chamber music. She has performed in Canada, the United States, England, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and Poland, and has represented the U.S. Information Agency as an Artistic Ambassador...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
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  • Biography: Dave Laing (B.A. McGill; M.A. Con.) has been a faculty member at McGill since 1990. As a fixture on the Canadian jazz scene, he has performed on over 50 CDs, including projects with Remi Bolduc, the Joe Sullivan Big Band, Ranee Lee/Oliver Jones, Jon...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Drums

  • Biography: After studying at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec, Michel Lambert’s fascination with drums and composition inspired him to pursue his education at Berklee College in Boston, where his professors included John La Porta, Herb Pomeroy, and Greg...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Drums

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    Area Chair, Woodwind, Assistant Professor - Department of Performance

    Biography: Oboist Jacqueline Leclair is Assistant Professor of Oboe and Chair of the Woodwind Area at McGill University's Schulich School of Music. She is a member of the ensembles Signal and Sequitur, and can frequently be heard performing solo and chamber...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Oboe

  • Biography: Ranee’s impressive discography is filled with masterworks: “The Musical, Jazz on Broadway”, being one of them, was a successful marriage of jazz standards and the music of Broadway. In 1994 and again in1995, Ranee received the Top Canadian Female...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Voice

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    Departmental Chair, Professor - Department of Performance (as of August 1st, 2014)

    Biography: Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences throughout Canada and regularly tours in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician. His repertory is vast, with a predilection for the German Classical and Romantic...
    Areas:
    Piano Area
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    Chair, Department of Performance, Professor, Piano Area

    Biography: Pianist Stéphane Lemelin is well-known to audiences throughout Canada and regularly tours in the United States, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician. His repertory is vast, with a predilection for the German Classical and Romantic...
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    Assistant Professor

    Biography: Born in Montréal in 1972, Stéphane Lévesque has held the position of Principal bassoon with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) since 1998. He has served as Principal bassoon with the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Matsumoto, Japan, the National...
    Areas:
    Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Area
    Instrument(s):

    Bassoon

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  • Biography: Tenor/Soprano Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet Born in Ottawa, Frank Lozano began his studies in Toronto with Pat LaBarbera and then in Boston with Jerry Bergonzi. He has toured extensively across Canada from St.John Newfoundland to Dawson city Yukon as...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Saxophone

  • Biography: Concertmaster Emeritus of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montreal, Denise Lupien enjoyed a very active musical career as chamber musician and soloist. Assistant Professor of Violin, Denise Lupien is Concertmaster of the Orchestre Metropolitain, and...
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    Strings Area
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  • Biography: A versatile musician with an inquiring mind, Mathieu Lussier energetically and passionately promotes the bassoon and the Baroque bassoon as solo instruments throughout North America and Europe. He has performed as a bassoonist, soloist, or director...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Bassoon

  • 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

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    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,...
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    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

  • Title(s):

    Associate Professor

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

    Tuba

  • 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

  • Biography: Femme de Merite, Montreal, 2011. Prix Opus 2002, Personality of the year.  Cellist, gambist, continuo player par excellence, Susie Napper is known for her colorful, even controversial performances of both solo and chamber repertoire of the 17th...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Cello

  • Biography: Dana Nigrim has studied music and piano in Brasov, important cultural center of Romania, with rich artistic traditions where she grew up in a distinguished cultural and musical milieu, her grand father, Nicolae Grigore Mihaescu Nigrim, having been a...
    Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Vocal Répétiteur

  • Biography: Bohdanna Novak is a sought-after expert vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (piano, woodwinds, percussion) who captivates audiences with her intimate and natural style. Known as a jazz musician and educator, she is equally proficient in R&B, pop...
    Areas:
    Jazz Area
    Instrument(s):

    Jazz Voice

  • Areas:
    Voice Area
    Areas of Expertise:

    Voice Répétiteurs

  • Biography: The Canadian violinist and violist, Hélène Plouffe, started both violin and piano at the age of 5, joined her first symphony orchestra at the age of 10, and entered and won her first competition at the age of 12. Having studied under such notable...
    Areas:
    Early Music/Harpsichord Area
    Instrument(s):

    Baroque Viola, Baroque Violin