Meet music festival adjudicator Michel Fortin

Michel Fortin received his Master degree in music and music education from Montreal University.

MICHEL FORTIN

Michel Fortin received his Master degree in music and music education from Montreal University.

He has been a music teacher as well as head of the music department at Monseigneur Parent High School in Saint- Hubert, Québec, for more than 30 years.

He has also been teaching music at elementary, college, and the university levels.

A born organizer and a teacher with a lot of experience, he has made a name for himself in numerous musical events around Quebec and Canada.

An adviser with the Ministry of Education for the music curriculum, he also works in close collaboration with University du Québec à Montréal in training future music teachers.

Michel has launched the « Douance-musique » project in the Marie-Victorin School Board; he is also the founder and musical director of concert bands in the Chambly Regional, Taillon and Marie-Victorin school Boards.

Several of these bands have been awarded gold medals in province of Québec and other cities around Canada and United States.

What’s more, he has worked with the Montreal conservatory symphonic orchestra and a few others: Sherbrooke, Taillon…….

For several years, he was a teacher and conductor at the world renowned music summer camp at Domaine Forget, near Quebec City.

Mr. Fortin has participated in the recording of numerous educationnal CD’S; he is also the author of

« Je M’amusique and Mélomanie », a set of books, cd’s and cassettes for the teaching of music at the elementary and high school levels.

On several occasions, he has served as adjudicator and clinician at Musicfest Québec, Halifax Atlantic band festival, Winnipeg Optimist band festival, Moncton music festival, Musicfest Canada, Clermont Pépin festival in St-Georges, festival des harmonies du Québec, Ottawa concert band festival, Ontario Musicfest, Kiwanis festival and many others.

M.Fortin is also regularly invited as a guess conductor and clinician all around Canada.