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MUSIC DIRECTOR & CONDUCTOR POSITIONS

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

Music Director since June 2011.
Principal Conductor (Sept. 1992 – May 2011)

Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil | Longueuil Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Emeritus since 2019.
Artistic Director & Principal Conductor (1994 – 2019)

Musica Nova Ensemble (New music ensemble)

Co-founder and Principal Conductor (1990-98)

Estrie Chamber Orchestra

Co-founder, Music Director and Conductor (1989-95)

The Pierre Monteux School for Conductors (Hancock, Maine)

Teaching assistant to Maestro Charles Bruck (1989-93)

GUEST CONDUCTING ENGAGEMENTS

Canada

Newfoundland

Kittiwake Dance Studio (St. John’s) 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 (Nutcracker)

Festival 500, 2011, 2013

Opera on the Avalon 2013

Sound Symposium (St. John’s), 1994.

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, 1992.

Ontario

Riverdale Ensemble (Cornwall), 2017, 2018, 2019

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra, 2015

Windsor Symphony Orchestra, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006

Ontario Youth Orchestra Festival, 2003

Kitcherner-Waterloo Symphony, 2000

Orchestra London Canada, 1999

Thunderbay Symphony Orchestra, 1996

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra (SOCAN Symposium), 1995

National Arts Centre Orchestra, 1998

North Bay Symphony Orchestra, 1993

New Brunswick

Symphony New Brunswick 2010

Manitoba

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, 2003

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, 1999.

British Columbia

Okanagan Valley Symphony Orchestra, 2002

Quebec

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, 1999, 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2017

Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville, 2011

Orchestre Métropolitain du grand Montréal, 1995-97, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2007

Festival de musique de Lachine (Montréal), 1998, 2001, 2006

Association des Orchestres de jeunes du Québec Festival, 2001, 2005

Orchestre symphonique de Québec, 1993, 2004

Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, 1987-88, 1996-97, 2003

Orchestre symphonique du Saguenay Lac St-Jean (Chicoutimi), 1996, 2002

Estrie Chamber Orchestra, 1998

Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, 1994

World Youth Orchestra, 1993

Festival du Domaine Forget Orchestra and Chorus (St-Irénée), 1991-93 (CBC recordings).

Orford Festival with Estrie Chamber Orchestra, 1991-92 (CBC recordings).

Orchestre de Chambre de Québec (Quebec city), 1990 (CBC recording)

Orchestre symphonique de Laval (Laval), 1987

Saskatchewan

Regina Symphony Orchestra, 1998

Saskatoon Opera Association, 1987 (La Bohème)

Saskatoon Symphony, 1985

International

Switzerland

Orchestre des Juenes de Fribourg | Fribourg Youth Orchestra
1986, 1996, 2001, 2009, 2012, 2019

United States

Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, 2017

Longy Chamber Orchestra (Boston), 2002

Bangor Symphony Orchestra (Maine), 2001 (Nutcracker)

New-England Philharmonic (Massachusetts), 1990, 1993

Adrian Symphony Orchestra (Michigan), 1991

Mexico

Orquesta Sinfonica de Yucatan, 2012

Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de Mexico, 2007

Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez, 2001, 2005

Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, 1994, 2005

Orquesta sinfonica de Michoacan, 1993.

Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM, 1991 (Mexico Radio recording).

Korea

Masan Philharmonic Orchestra, 2011

Grants and awards

  • Quebec National Assembly, Medal of the National Assembly (2019).
  • City of Longueuil (Quebec), Tribute to a builder of the Arts Award (2007).
  • Association of Quebec Youth Orchestras, Artistic Contribution Award (2001).
  • University of Montreal, Award of excellence (1993).
  • Quebec Ministry of Cultural Affairs (1990).
  • Canada Council (1985).
  • Heinz Unger Conducting Award (1984).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Memorial University of Newfoundland (since September 2002)
Part time teacher (Masters program in conducting, score study)

Lanaudière Music Camp (summers 1997-2007)
Orchestra Conductor

University of Sherbrooke (1993)
Part time teacher (conducting)

Bishop’s University, Lennoxville, PQ (1988-91)
Part time teacher (trombone, Brass ensembles).

University of Montreal (1989-91)
Conductor of the Faculty of Music Orchestra.

CEGEP de Sherbrooke (1986-90)
Part time teacher (trombone, ear training, theory, wind ensemble).

CEGEP de Trois-Rivières (1977-87)
Part time teacher (ear training, theory, trombone, brass ensembles, and conductor of college orchestra).

Other professional experience

Canada

Jeunesses Musicales of Canada

  • Member of artistic committee from 2002 to 2011.

Orchestras Canada

  • Member of the Nominating committee from 2005 to 2007.
  • Member of Quebec Committee from 1996 to 2003.
  • Member of Board of Directors from 1998 to 2003.

Canadian Music Centre

  • Member of the National Board of Directors from 2002 to 2005.
  • Chair of Quebec Region Board of Diretors from 2002 to 2003
  • Member of Quebec Region Board of Directors since 2000 to 2005.

Canadian Music Competition

  • Membre of jury for National Final (June 1998).

Orchestras Canada National Conference

  • Speaker and panelist  (1994, 1996, 1998).

The Canada Council for the Arts

  • Member of Music and Opera Advisory Committee (1993-94).
  • Member of jury for composer and conductor residencies (2007, 2008)

Canadian Music Educators Association National Convention

  • Chair, Orchestra-education forum panel (May 1993).

Quebec

Montreal International Violin Competition

  • Member of preliminary jury (2003, 2006, 2010).

Conseil québecois de la musique

  • Member of Board of Directors from 2000-2002

Prix d’Europe

  • Member of jury (2001, 2005)

Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec

  • Member of jury for grants to orchestras (1997-98)

Association of Quebec Youth Orchestras

  • Music coordinator of 1987 Festival.

Education

Université de Montréal

Doctoral degree in conducting, New music (1996)

University of Hartford, CT

Master classes in orchestral conducting (Oct. 1984 and Apr. 1985)

McGill University, Montreal

Bachelor of Music Honours in Theory. Graduated with distinction (1983)

Pierre Monteux School for Conductors. Student of Charles Bruck (summers 1983-87)

Conductors’ Workshop, Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (1983-84)

Aspen Music Festival (Aspen, Colorado USA). Studied conducting (summer 1979)