Directors & Staff


John Harris
President

Recipient of the Cashbox Legacy AwardCanada Day Achievement Award, the Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism in Ontario. CV


Bob Roper
Vice President

Chair, Arts Management Program. Recipient of 5 JUNO Awards and Music Industry Education Award. Former ED, 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. Music Industry Professional 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.  Excellence in Music Industry Education Award.  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 50% 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.


Elyse Alavie

Music Theory

Arts & Crafts Productions. AMP Valedictorian, Scott Richards Award, Fred Sherratt Award. Bachelor of Music, Carleton University


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

Administration Director

Berklee College of Music Graduate.  Excellence in Music Industry Education Award.  Postgraduate studies with Gordon Delamont in composition.


Belinda Brady, MBA

Digital Strategic Marketing

Senior Digital Marketing Expert & Strategist. University of Liverpool, Master Business Administration. George Brown College, Associate’s Degree, Marketing. 


Dan Broome

Music & Applied Marketing

Former Senior Business Representative, Toronto Musicians Association and VP of True North Records. Music Industry Professional 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.


Stuart Clark

Electronic Music Production

Electronic music specialist with expertise in modular synthesis. Keyboard Associate at Long & McQuade in Toronto.


Jason Crowe

Game Audio I & II

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


Phil Demetro

Music Mastering

Multiple JUNO Award winning Senior Mastering Engineer at Lacquer Channel Mastering. Harris Honours Grad. Excellence in Audio Production Award.

 


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.


Rick Fenton
International Marketing

VP Business Development, Gypsy Soul Entertainment. Executive Director, Music Ontario, BreakOut West and VP at Canadian Music Week.


Joe Fried
Music Video Production

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


Don Garbutt
Logic Pro & Advanced Synth.

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 Cashbox Legacy AwardCanada 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’.


Pierre Joannard-Lardant

Digital Marketing

Royalties & Rights Administrator, Sub Management Group. Master Degree, International Marketing, University of Greenwich.


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.


Terry McCarthy

Broadcast Audio

Live Broadcast Audio Engineer Bell Media.  Formerly Audio Engineer at Alliance/Atlantis 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.


Martin Pilchner

Studio Design

President, Pilchner Schoustal International. 11 time Studio Designer of the Year’ TEC Award Nominee. Excellence in Music Industry Education Award


Stefani Purificati
Booking Agency

Agent at APA (Agency for the Performing Arts). Represents Sam Roberts Band, Moscow Apartment, Bruce Cockburn, and others.


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 Music Industry Professional Award.


Allyssa Rawes

Digital Live Sound

Live Audio Technician, Technical Director of The Mod Club Theatre and The Piston in Toronto. Excellence in Audio Production Award.


Deryck Roche
Contemporary Rhythm Prod.

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


Bob Roper
Vice President

Chair, Arts Management Program. Recipient of 5 JUNO Awards and Music Industry Education Award. Former ED, 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.


Jason Spanu

Ableton Live

Ableton Certified Trainer. Playback programmer for Nelly Furtado, Drake, The Weeknd. Lights. Metric and others.


Mary Stewart

Venue Management

General Manager, Hugh’s Room Live, Formerly Manager of Relish Bar and celebrity chef Lynn Crawford’s Ruby WatchCo. Singer/Songwriter.


Will Strickland

U.N.I.T. Why?

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


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 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.