Directors & Staff

John Harris

President

Recipient of the Canada Day Achievement Awardthe Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario and Scroll of Recognition from Toronto City Council.  CV

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Bob Roper

Vice President

Chair, Arts Management Program. Recipient of JUNO Award and Harris Alumni Award, President of the Bob Roper Company and former Executive Director, JUNO Awards.

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Doug McClement

Vice President

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

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Tom Heron

Director (APP)

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

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Dan Broome

Director (AMP)

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

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Martin Pilchner

Associate Director (APP)

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

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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.

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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’.

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George Botly

Administration Director

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

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Tricia Sabo

Registrar & Financial Aid

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

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Sam Weller

Studio Manager

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

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Sarah Kelly

Administration Manager / Webmaster

MFA in Film and Media (U of Windsor), audiovisual artist, musician, former Assistant at Media City Film Festival.

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Faculty

Harris Institute’s 45 member 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.

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’

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Anne-Marie Smith

Contracts, Confidential Records

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

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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.

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Bill King

Artist Series

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

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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.

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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.

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Carlos Yusim

Game Audio I & II

Senior Sound and Music Designer at Ubisoft Toronto.  He’s worked on Splinter Cell, Far Cry and Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

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Christian Mckibbin

Final Cut Pro

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

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Clinton Somerton

Music Industry Math

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

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Dajaun Martineau

Pro Tools I & II

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

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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.

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Dave Betts

Music Publishing & Copyright

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

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Dan Broome

Music & Applied Marketing

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

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Darryl Hurs

Web Development I & II

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

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Demetrius Nath

Radio & Video Promotion

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

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Deryck Roche

Contemporary Rhythm Prod.

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

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Don Garbutt

Digital Synthesis

President, Azimuth 3-D Sound. Recipient Juno Award and Gold Record for Keisha Chante.  Consultant for Pink, Floyd and David Bowie.

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Doug McClement

Producing/ Engineering

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

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Fergus Hambleton

Recording 101

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

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George Botly

Music Theory II

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

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James Paul

Mastering Music

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

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Jane Harbury

Music & Media

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

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Joe Fried

Music Video Production

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

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John Harris

Art of Leadership

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

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Lindsay Hyslop

Digital Marketing

Manager, Digital Marketing and Brand Partnerships at RGK Entertainment Group.  Former Associate Manager, Digital Marketing at Universal Music. 

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Liz Janik

Broadcasting Arts

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

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Mark McLay

Audio Post Workshop

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

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Martin Pilchner

Acoustics, Studio Design

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

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Mike Daley

Music Theory I, Pop Culture

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

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Mike Balogh

Music Merchandising

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

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Morgan Pottruff

Ableton Live I & II

Pro Tools certified Producer, Ableton, Reason, and Melodyne expert,  former clinician for Cubase/Nuendo.

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Nicole Rochefort

Booking Agency

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

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Patrick Duffy

Computer Graphics

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

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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”.

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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.

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Scott Eldridge

Music Video Production

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

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Stephan Lecuyer

Concert Promotion

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

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Terry Brown

Production Applications

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

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Tom Heron

Studio Orientation

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

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Willard Bond

Signal Processing

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

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Will Strickland

U.N.I.T. Why? 

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

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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’.

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Zack Leighton

Applied Writing/ FUNds & Grants

President and Project Manager at Bandbox Inc. Former Executive Director, CIRAA. Honours Graduate, AMP.

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Zayna Mosam

The Business of Image

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

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