Directors & Staff


John Harris
President

Recipient of the Canada Day Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario. CV


Bob Roper
Vice President

Chair, Arts Management Program. Recipient of JUNO Award and Harris Alumni Award, He is the former Executive Director, JUNO Awards.


Doug McClement

Vice President

Chair, Audio Production Program. Recipient of Gemini Awards, W.C. Handy, CSA and Harris Alumni Awards.  President, LiveWire Remote Recorders.


Tom Heron

Director (APP)

Audio Mixer at Breakthrough Productions.  Former Senior Engineer at Reaction Studios and Assistant Engineer at McClear Place Studios in Toronto.


Dan Broome

Director (AMP)

Former Senior Business Representative, Toronto Musicians Association and VP of True North Records. Harris Alumni Award.


Martin Pilchner

Associate Director (APP)

President, Pilchner Schoustal International.  Studio Designer/ Acoustician.  Eleven-time Studio Designer of the Year’ TEC Award Nominee.


Fergus Hambleton
Associate Director (AMP)

Recipient of JUNO Award. Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer and leader of Canada’s Reggae legends ‘The Sattalites’ for over thirty years.


Yuri Gorbachow
Audio Post Director

President, Aesthetic Corporation.  Emmy Award nominated sound editor.  Winner of Canadian Screen, MPSE, Golden Reel and Gemini Awards for ‘Best Sound’.


George Botley

Administration Director

Berklee College of Music Graduate.  Harris Alumni Award recipient.  Postgraduate studies with Gordon Delamont in composition.


Tricia Sabo

Registrar & Financial Aid

Graduate of Arts Management Program.  Honours Graduate Event Management Program, Niagara College. Registered Holistic Nutritionist, CSNN.


Sam Weller
Studio/ Technical Director

Honours Graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Recipient of JUNO Award and International Reggae Award.  Former director of 2 recording arts programs.


Christine Chiasson
Administration / Webmaster

Master Music and Technology, Cork Institute of Technology. Bachelor, Music and History, University of Ottawa.

Faculty

 

Harris Institute’s faculty are active industry leaders and over 60% have won awards for what they teach.  This is the best thing about Harris Institute.  It is also the worst thing about Harris Institute, as class schedules are routinely adjusted to accommodate busy faculty members.


Mike Balogh

Music Merchandising

Owner MOK Merchandising since 1985. Full service custom garments. Sheridan College, Marketing/ Merchandising Graduate.


Dave Betts

Music Publishing & Copyright

Formerly Member Services at SOCAN. Graduate, Fanshawe College (Music Industry Arts). Member of JUNO Award winning Honeymoon Suite.


Cat Bird

Funds & Grants

Fundraiser and grant writer for 12 years. Worked with NXNE, SAC, NOW Magazine, Paquin Entertainment and Jazz Expo. 


Willard Bond

Signal Processing

Producer/ Engineer at Strategic Coach. Graduate of The Recording Workshop in Chillcothe, Ohio.  


George Botley

Music Theory II

Berklee College of Music Graduate.  Harris Alumni Award recipient.  Postgraduate studies with Gordon Delamont in composition.


Dan Broome

Music & Applied Marketing

Former Senior Business Representative, Toronto Musicians Association and VP of True North Records. Harris Alumni Award.


Terry Brown

Production Applications

Celebrated Record Producer with multiple Platinum Awards including The Who, Eagles, Blue Rodeo and 10 RUSH Albums.


Bo Cairo

Live Sound I, II & III

Live Sound Engineer/ Road Manager/ Club Booking Manager for over 25 years. Has mixed over 8,500 shows nationally and internationally.


Jason Crowe

Game Audio I & II

Sound Designer at Ubisoft Toronto. Post Production
for film and television. Warner Bros MTL &
Rocksteady games UK.


Mike Daley, PhD

Music Theory I, Pop Culture

Award winning musicoligist. Guitarist/ Vocalist/ Composer. Has taught at York, McMaster, Waterloo & Guelph universities.

 


Phil Demetro

Music Mastering

Multiple JUNO Award winning Senior Mastering Engineer at Lacquer Channel Mastering. Harris Honours Grad.

 


Patrick Duffy
Computer Graphics

Creative Director, Attention Communications. Recipient of 8 CCMA Album Design of the Year Awards. Art Director, EMI Music Canada.


Scott Eldridge
Music Video Production

Owner William S. Eldridge Communications. Gemini Award nominee for ‘Best Music Video’. Communications/ Film at University of Windsor.


Joe Fried
Music Video Production

Owner, Paradise Audio Visual. Produced over 60 music videos.  Gemini Award nominee for ‘Best Music Video’.


Don Garbutt
Digital Synthesis

President, New Frontiers Audio. Recipient Juno Award and Gold Record for Keisha Chante.  Consultant for Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and Oscar Peterson.


Yuri Gorbachow
Audio Post I, II & III

President, Aesthetic Corporation.  Emmy Award nominated sound editor.  Winner of Canadian Screen, MPSE, Golden Reel and Gemini Awards for ‘Best Sound’.


Fergus Hambleton
Recording 101

Recipient of JUNO Award. Singer/ Songwriter/ Producer and leader of Canada’s Reggae legends ‘The Sattalites’ for over thirty years.


Jane Harbury
Music & Media

Owner, Jane Harbury Publicity. Recipient of the first Unsung Hero Award at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards.


John Harris
Art of Leadership

Recipient of the Canada Day Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario. CV


Ryan Hefford
Music Analytics

Director of Touring and Logistics at the Management Trust.  Honours Graduate of the Arts Managment Program (AMP).


Andy Hermant

Producing / Engineering II

Founded Canada’s 1st digital multi-track recording studio Manta Sound, four JUNO Award nominations for ‘Engineer of the Year’.


Tom Heron

Studio Orientation

Audio Mixer at Breakthrough Productions.  Former Senior Engineer at Reaction Studios and Assistant Engineer at McClear Place Studios in Toronto.


Darryl Hurs

Web Development I, II & III

Owner/ CEO Indie Week Canada and Indie Week UK.  Showcasing, Film Festival, Conference, Graphic Designer and Event Marketing.


Orin Isaacs

Sounds for TV

Record and television music producer.  Recipient of an Era Award, Harry Jerome Award, Urban Music Industry Award and The Reel Black Award.


Liz Janik

Broadcasting Arts

President Janik Media/ Media Mix. Recipient of The Rosalie Award for lifetime achievements in broadcasting. Created ‘The Spirit of Radio’.


Oliver Johnson

Music Distribution

President Bedtracks. Distribution of music for use in television and film and to music supervisors and editorial. 


Bill King

Artist Series

Pianist/ Composer/ Publisher. Recipient of two Producer of the Year National Jazz Awards. Artistic Director, Beaches International Jazz Festival.


Stephane Lecuyer

Concert Promotion

CEO, Fullcc Music Group. Award winning artist manager. Former General Manager, Chris Smith Management.


Dajaun Martineau

Pro Tools I & II

Freelance Producer/ Mixer/ Engineer.  Former Engineer at Phase One.  Worked on 5 Juno nominated recordings. 


Terry McCarthy

Broadcast Audio

Live Broadcast Audio Engineer Bell Media.  Formerly Audio Engineer at Alliance/Atlantic and CP24.


Doug McClement
Producing/ Engineering

Chair, Audio Production Program. Recipient of Gemini Awards, W.C. Handy, CSA and Harris Alumni Awards.  President, LiveWire Remote Recorders.


Christian Mckibbin
Final Cut Pro

Honours Graduate in Performance and Arranging from Humber College. Guitarist/ Producer. JUNO nominee for Best New Group.


Mark McLay

Audio Post Workshop

Owner, Velvet Sound Studios. Composer for film and television. Recorded Ronnie Hawkins, The Headstones and Jeff Healey.


Zayna Mosam

The Business of Image

VP Marketing, Association of Image Consultants Int. (AICI). Certified Image Professional (CIP). Recipient of the Rising Star Award.


Demetrius Nath

Radio Promotion

Owner, Antiskeptic Entertainment. Harris Institute (AMP). Former General Manager and Promotions Manager at Dale Speaking.


James Paul

Mastering

Owner, Rogue Studios. Producer/ Engineer/ Multi-instrumentalist. Recipient of three JUNO Awards and the Western Canada Music Award.


Victoria Pfeifer

Venue Management

Social Media Manager. The Indie Group & Co. Event Manager, Supermarket.  Recipient of MusiCounts Award.


Martin Pilchner

Studio Design

President, Pilchner Schoustal International.  Studio Designer/ Acoustician.  Eleven-time Studio Designer of the Year’ TEC Award Nominee.


Morgan Potruff

Ableton I & II

Pro Tools Certified Operator, and a former clinician for Cubase/ Nuendo.   Recognized expert in Ableton Live, Propellerhead’s Reason and Melodyne.


Allyssa Rawes

Digital Live Sound

Live Audio Technician, Technical Director of The Mod Club Theatre and The Piston in Toronto, Audio Technician at Westbury National Showsystems.


Deryck Roche
Contemporary Rhythm Prod.

President, Level2 Music Productions.  Producer/ Engineer.  Humber College Graduate in Performance, Composition and Arranging.


Nicole Rochefort
Booking Agency

Owner, Artists in Motion (AIM) Booking Agency. Harris Institute (AMP). Winner Agent of the Year’ Ontario Presents Award.


Bob Roper
New Music Industry

Chair, Arts Management Program. Recipient of JUNO Award and Harris Alumni Award, He is the former Executive Director, JUNO Awards.


Anne-Marie Smith
Contracts, Confidential Records

President, Lonestar Music Services. Paralegal Diploma. Former Director at OMDC and Creative Director at Warner/ Chappell Music Publishing.


Clinton Somerton

Music Industry Math

Harris Institute Honours Graduate. Former Media and Community Relations Manager for Metronome Canada Foundation.


Graham Stairs

International Marketing

Founder, Popguru Sound & Vision. Former A&R at EMI Music Canada, True North Records and Intrepid Records. 


Will Strickland

U.N.I.T. Why?

President, The Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC). Owner and Management Consultant at Keikwalk Consulting.


Dave Quilico

A & R, Creative Entrepreneur

VP, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada. Former VP, Songwriters Hall of Fame. Recipient of 2 SOCAN Awards and the Harris Alumni Award.


Rob Wells

Songwriting I & II

Multi-platinum, award-winning producer/ songwriter, one half of the writing/production team The Fourth Floor, appearances on “Canadian Idol”, “The House Of Carters” & “The Next Star”.


Sam Weller
Recording 101

Honours Graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Recipient of JUNO Award and International Reggae Award.  Former director of 2 recording arts programs.


Michael Philip Wojewoda
Music Mixing

Producer and Recording Engineer of the Year JUNO Award winner.  Polaris Music Prize winner for Buffy Sainte-Marie’s Power in the Blood.