Je participe aux concerts de l’OSS depuis
Mount Allison University- Bachelor of Music, Queen’s University- Bachelor of Education
Un professeur qui m’a marqué
I have studied with some of the finest principal horn players in the world including Philip Myers (New York), Bill Caballero (Pittsburgh), John MacDonald (Frankfurt Radio Orchestra), Eugene Rittich (Toronto Symphony) as well as Jean Gaudrault (Montreal Symphony) and Paul Marcotte (Orchestre Metropolitan)
My most influrential teacher would have to have been Phillip Myers. I am not really sure why only that his whole approach to teaching was more about the music you are trying to perform than a technical approach. All of my teachers have influenced me greatly in some way shape or form.
Mes compositeurs préférés
Mozart, R. Strauss, Mahler, Stravinsky, Brahms, Beethoven, Boulez, Reicha, Danzi, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and many more.
Mes pièces de musique/œuvres préférées
Pretty much whatever repertoire I am playing becomes my perferred genre. One of my favourite genres would be chamber music in particular music that involves winds and/or strings and/or piano. I also enjoy jazz, rock, progressive rock, punk, ska, and rhythm and blues.Its all a form of expression relating some way to the human condition.
Mes autres occupations
I teach band at Bishops College School in Lennoxville and I teach horn privately at Bishops University.
Mes autres intérêts
Long distance running (10 km is my preferred distance) long distance cycling (any distance over 40 km), crosss country skiing (both classic and skating) as well as weight lifting. I have keen interest in Canada’s involvement in both world wars (particularly WW2) and I like to build dioramas of World War 2 battle scenes.
I have been involved in the musical community of the Eastern Townships for over 27 years. The breadth of this experience has been great and I feel most fortunate to have had this opportunity to share this experience with some of the finest musicians and conductors in Quebec.