Industry Insider (May-August) 2022 - A Look at Careers


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Industry Insider: A Closer Look at a Musical Career as a Composer in the Virtual World
May 4, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Interested in knowing more about how to develop a musical career based around performance and composition? Come hear what Enzo De Rosa, Pianist, Composer and Arranger has to say about his multifaceted career and his philosophy on making a life while making a living.

Speaker: Enzo De Rosa, Pianist, Composer and Arranger
Bio:  Enzo De Rosa is an eclectic musician, pianist, and composer with an innate sense of both the beautiful and the tragic, the nostalgic, and the hopeful, lending to a deeply sensitive interpretation of the material at hand. In addition, he draws from a vast traditional repertoire that is perhaps only matched by his own uncompromising creativity coupled with an infectious joy of music and life. Enzo De Rosa born in Naples, Italy, and began his piano studies at the age of 6. He developed solid skills as a pianist and composer and he has developed a vivid interest in the use of electronic instruments and acquired the knowledge of modern recording techniques. He developed his artistic career in more than a dozen countries in Europe and the Middle East and North America. Furthermore, he has performed in recitals and concertos as a soloist, as well as in chamber music groups. He has worked on more than 600 productions for film, television, theater, opera & CD recordings. He taught at the Conservatory of Music in Benevento in Italy, composition, history, and analysis of film music and virtual digital orchestra until 2013. Not only that, but he was also a master vocal coach for the voice department. Currently, he  lives in Montréal where he continues to develop his career as a pianist, composer, and arranger.

A Closer Look at Careers in Multimedia and Entertainment
May 18, 2022
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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Interested in learning more about television and radio hosting and voiceover work? Don’t miss this chance to hear Chantal Desjardin discuss her multi-faceted career in entertainment & get your questions about the sector answered.

Speaker: Chantal Desjardins, television and radio personality, comedian, event host and voiceover artist

Bio: Chantal Desjardins hosts the morning show on CHOM 97.7, reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners every day. Chantal has been a household name in Canada for more than 15 years, anchoring Hockey Night in Canada and Sportsnet, reporting on sports and entertainment for CTV, hosting Citytv’s Breakfast Television and various shows on Virgin Radio and CJAD800.

Equipped with a sharp wit and a knack for storytelling, Chantal is an accomplished standup comedian and was named “One to Watch” by the Montreal Gazette. She recorded a comedy album at the prestigious “Just for Laughs” comedy festival, performed on CBC’s “The Debaters” and has toured comedy stages across Canada, the US and Singapore.

Chantal has hosted corporate events, conferences, charity functions and galas throughout her media career, showcasing her bubbly personality, professionalism and keen sense of humour. She has also voiced hundreds of television and radio commercials, audiobooks and e-learning modules.




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