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Yannick at the first Circle of Honor and Outreach of the Conservatory

It is with enthusiasm that Yannick joins nine other outstanding personalities from the cultural and performing arts community in Quebec, Alexandre Da Costa, Marie-Thérèse Fortin, Ève Landry, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Robert Lepage, Marie-Josée Lord, Catherine Perrin, Lorraine Pintal and Jeff Stinco, members of the Conservatory's new Circle of Honor and Outreach, created to provide advice and support to the Conservatory in its development and outreach activities, and to consolidate its leadership in the teaching of scenic arts.

Press release # (Google translation)

Renowned Artists join the Conservatoire

New circle of honor and outreach

Quebec City, June 16, 2022 – Mrs. Monique F. Leroux, President of the Board of Directors of the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du Québec, is pleased to announce the launch of the brand new Circle of Honor and Outreach of the Conservatory. . On June 14, the CMADQ Board of Directors named ten outstanding personalities from the culture and performing arts community as the first members of the Circle, both in music and drama: Alexandre Da Costa, Marie-Thérèse Fortin , Eve Landry, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Robert Lepage, Marie-Josée Lord, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Catherine Perrin, Lorraine Pintal and Jeff Stinco.

Named for their inspiring artistic journey and their great commitment to the Conservatory and its mission, these artists will be called upon to offer their advice and support to the Conservatory to enable it to consolidate and affirm its distinctive role and its leadership in teaching the arts of the stage. The varied and active careers of these renowned artists will allow the Conservatoire to maintain a privileged link and increased synergy with the professional community, both in Quebec and Canada and internationally.

“Since its creation in 1942, the Conservatory has contributed to building, shaping and enriching the artistic milieu of Quebec. The activities of the Circle of Honor and Outreach will strengthen this privileged relationship between the Conservatory and the professional artistic community. The members of the Circle, recognized for their leadership and their accomplishments, are committed to promoting the exceptional artistic talents of Quebec,” said Ms. Monique Leroux, Chair of the CMADQ Board of Directors.

Concrete benefits for the student community of the Conservatoire#

To promote the development and influence of the organization, various forms of consultation will be held with members, including meetings for reflection and discussion on various topics of interest to the institution, including:

  • The requirements of the professional environment and the evolution of professional practices in the fields of music and drama;
  • Career preparation and support for students to facilitate their integration into the professional environment;
  • The future of the profession in both disciplines;
  • The development of partnerships and philanthropic actions in the interest of the Conservatoire and its students.

Such benefits will contribute to maintaining the excellence of the training offered at the Conservatory and to enriching the academic path of each student. “The experience and skill of the team already in place combined with the expertise of these accomplished artists will create added value for our student community. This collaboration will be both a source of inspiration, a pool of knowledge and will bring renewed vivacity for the best benefit of all students,” adds Marc Hervieux, the next director general of the Conservatoire.

The Conservatory is delighted with these first nominations and both Ms. Leroux and Mr. Hervieux are enthusiastic about starting discussions with the members of the Circle during the next school year.

To find out all the details related to the Circle of Honor and Outreach of the Conservatory, visit the section of the Conservatory Website provided for this purpose.

About the Quebec Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts#

The Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts of Quebec is a prestigious institution of higher education in the performing arts. It is made up of nine schools specializing in music and drama established in seven cities: Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec, Rimouski, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières and Val-d'Or. In activity since 1942, it alone ensures the training of an impressive number of Quebec artists who compete with the best in the world. With a high-calibre teaching staff, in music and drama, the Conservatory identifies, supports and propels young talent from across Quebec and elsewhere. It offers state-of-the-art training that values excellence, rigor and creativity.

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