I've always been a creative and versatile artist.

Born and raised in Winnipeg (Manitoba), I am fluent in both French and English. I have a Bachelors in Music with a percussion major, Bachelors in Education and my ARCT in piano performance. I also teach high school music and drama classes.

My passion for video games has inspired many of my creations, particularly stories, poetry, drawings and music compositions. My world was shaken by the artistry of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when I was 10 years old. By the age of 17, I had made a piano demo of original works, improvised entire programmatic pieces in live settings, written an award winning play with a live original soundtrack, which I arranged for band a few months later and conducted in concert. 

Favourite video game soundtrack:

The Okami soundtrack, but my favourite game composer is Koji Kondo.

Favourite film soundtrack:

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Preferred software:

Logic Pro X with lots of extra plugins from Native Instruments and others compatible with Kontakt.

Recently played video games:

Pod Racers (N64)

Monster Hunter: Rise (Nintendo Switch)

Destiny 2 (PS4)

Resume (CV)

Music composition portfolio

  • I’m currently working for Diamond Games as a composer and sound designer. I also freelance, currently composing sounds and music for local independent games.

  • I’ve composed hundreds of works for various occasions. I’ve composed for wind ensembles (concertos, exercises and performance pieces), piano solos and duets, vocal works for school concerts and ceremonies, percussion ensembles, violin solos, big band jazz, pop, rock, blues and even abstract soundscapes for theater, film and circus productions.

  • I’ve participated at Game Jams in Winnipeg (Peg Jam) to compose original music and create sounds. The pressure of completing many game assets under 48 hours is part of the challenge.

  • I composed the score for the independent film Exposing Heliosols (2013) and for the opening credits  of the television series Viens voir ici (2014-2016).

  • I arrange many pieces for small and large ensembles, mostly for the pleasure of performing it with my students. These included many video game scores (Halo Reach, Pokemon Medley, Okami Xylophone Concerto, Super Mario Overworld Theme Sax quartet, Zelda Medleys, Morrowind Theme and more).

Studies

  • Bachelors in Music (as a percussion major) and Bachelors in Education from the University of Manitoba.

  • ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (achieved with honour and distinction, receiving one of the highest marks in Canada)

 

I’ve been on the Dean’s Honour List every term and received many scholarships, including the Marcel A. Desautels Faculty of Music Endowment Fund Scholarship (for outstanding performance) for both Fall session 2010 and Winter session 2011.

 

Greatest strengths

  • Fluent in English and French

  • Sense of humour

  • Very open to learning and adapting

  • Very creative and artistic

  • Great at improvising and inventing music on the spot

  • Problem solving through creativity, communication and collaboration

 

Tools I’m familiar with:

  • DAW of choice: Logic Pro X with third party plugins from Native Instruments collection, Arturia collections, Strezov and more.

  • Sibelius for creating music charts and parts for musicians.

  • Basic knowledge of FMOD with integrating sounds and music into Unreal Editor. Examples of integration on my website.

 

Other music endeavors and careers

  • I’ve performed as a guest percussionist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

  • I currently teach band, choir, jazz band and composition at the Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard (a francophone high school in Winnipeg).

  • I also teach private piano lessons in my home studio.

  • Currently performing and recording with the band Almost Insight.

  • Hired on many occasions to provide live music (weddings, funerals, banquets, Christmas concerts, religious events, fundraisers and graduations).

  • I’ve been a feature musician in multiple concerts, competitions and musical “talk-show” evenings with Le 100 nons(music organization in Winnipeg, MB).

  • I’ve played and improvised live for recitals, concerts and theater productions. I’ve performed entire improvised pieces based on stories given by the audience.