When: 4:00pm January 20th
Where: The Capitol Theatre, 121 University Ave W, Windsor, ON N9A 5P4

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Musicians devote their careers and hearts to mastering an instrument and sharing their passion for music with others. Find out what pieces of music turns them on and why. Join local classical musicians performing the music of their choice with an open discussion about music and life.

We are honoured to feature the following musicians in this edition of Artist Unmasked:

Trevor Pittman
Trevor earned a BMus degree from the University of Lethbridge and his Masters in clarinet performance from Eastern Michigan University.  He is a past Fulbright scholar and now lives in Windsor, Ontario, where he teaches clarinet for the University of Windsor.  He is a regular substitute with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and has played with many orchestras throughout Windsor and the Michigan area. In addition to his orchestral playing, Trevor has performed in solo and concerto concerts throughout North America and Europe. Trevor takes an active interest in new music, performing in the Windsor Canadian Music Festival for several years and commissioning new works for clarinet in chamber music situations.  He is currently a member of the Noiseborder ensemble and has performed across Canada and Europe with this group. Examples of their work can be found at http://noiseborderensemble.blogspot.ca. Trevor is also a director and performer with the Windsor-based 4th Wall Music chamber collective. In addition to teaching clarinet, Trevor currently works as the Concert Producer/Operations Manager for the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor.

Brent Lee
Brent Lee is a composer, media artist, and musician whose work explores the relationships between sound, image, and technology, especially through multimedia performance. He has created works in a variety of media, ranging from orchestral music to interactive multimedia pieces to film soundtracks. He is a co-founder of the Noiseborder Ensemble and the Electric Improv Lab, and teaches in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.

 

 

Windsor Percussion Ensemble
Nicholas Papador, director
Performers: Nick Baddeley, Nicholas Papador, Martin Shultz, Justin Skalaa

Nicholas Papador is a percussionist and composer based in Windsor, Ontario who specializes in contemporary music. He is a founding member of Noiseborder Ensemble (multimedia collective) and Marassa Duo (Afro-Caribbean folkloric influence chamber music). Papador has performed at the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium at McGill, Puerto Rico Conservatory International Percussion Festivals, the Open Ears Festival of New Music’s Environmental Rhythms, and has been featured four times at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). Papador can be heard on numerous CD recordings, including his 2015 solo recording Points of Departure released by Centrediscs, as well as Matthew Barney’s 2014 film River Of Fundament. An Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre, his compositions also appear with Keyboard Percussion Publications, Alfred Publications, Studio 4 Music, House Panther Press, and Bachovich Music. Papador has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, and Canada Foundation for Innovation. Nicholas Papador is a Yamaha Performing Artist and an artist endorser for Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbals, and Evans Drum Heads. He is Associate Professor of Music at the School of Creative Arts | Music at the University of Windsor.

Michèle Dumoulin
Michèle Dumoulin started violin as a three-year-old Suzuki student with Lucille Johnstone in Howick, Québec.  Later studying with Denise Lupien, Mauricio Fuks, and Stephen Kondaks, she went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at McGill University.  Highlights of this time included frequent piano quintet performances and broadcasts under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, and first place for a chamber ensemble at the National Music Festival.  Principal second violin of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra for many years, Michèle particularly enjoys chamber music, performing regularly with WSO quartets and at 4th Wall Music concerts.  Michèle also organizes and teaches Sunnyside Strings, group lessons for around 75 students, in addition to her studio of private students of all levels. Sunnyside violin groups are featured regularly in Windsor Symphony Orchestra performances and local community functions.  Michèle’s students are regularly solo and ensemble award-winners in the Kiwanis music festival and provincial festival, several having gone on to graduate with music degrees from Western, McGill, Rice, U of Victoria and San Francisco Conservatory and perform professionally. Since 2000, Michèle and husband Nicholas Penny have taught every summer at Huckleberry music camp in Muskoka, and locally, they host an annual two week chamber music session for string students.  

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