Adrian Foster, Development and Artistic Operations Manager
Katherine Hudak, Communications Director
Joel Peters, Production Director
Privacy Officer: Mary-Beth Campbell (email@example.com)
Board of Directors
President: Heather Clark*
Vice Secretary: Mary-Beth Campbell*
Treasurer: Jean Dagenais*
* Members of the executive committee
Bruce D. Bolton
John Grew, C.M.
Joan Fraser Ivory, C.M.
Donat Taddeo, C.M.
Heather Clark has spent her non profit career in building cultural audiences and private sector support. Most recently she was Executive Director of Advancement for the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, ON (2016-2020) leading a $100 million campaign. Previously, she worked from 1996-2015 for the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto where she was Director of Marketing and Development and Director of Development and Capital Campaigns, leading campaigns for both concert halls. She is a music grad of McGill University with MBA in arts management from State University of New York.
Mary-Beth brings more than 20 years of experience in university administration and project management from two of Canada’s prominent music schools – McGill University and the University of Toronto. She has coordinated several Visiting Artist Programs and has led the planning and execution of numerous conferences and special events bringing together distinguished performers, researchers, and partner institutions from around the world. As Dean’s Office Director, she contributed to multi-year strategic planning and reporting exercises, managed academic and administrative HR, led the implementation of strategic workforce planning, and oversaw scholarships, grants, and award dossiers. Mary-Beth completed both her undergrad and master’s degree in Vocal Performance at McGill University and performed for many years as a soloist and chamber musician specializing primarily in early music. Working with renowned chamber ensembles such as Le Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal and La Chapelle de Quebec, she recorded frequently and has toured in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Throughout her university career, Mary-Beth actively engaged with cultural organizations to promote music outreach and worked closely with academic leaders, patrons, and community partners to cultivate philanthropic engagement and partnership opportunities with music.
Jean Dagenais is a professional accountant with more than 40 years of expertise in finance, notably in financial performance communication, and more than 30 years managing teams of professionals in finance, tax, financial analysis and regulatory capital for a major Canadian bank. He completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors. Outside of the CIOC, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bozzini Quartet. He also served as Vice-chair of the Pension Plan Committee of National Bank of Canada until August 2023 and as Chair of the Board of Directors, from 2007 to 2013, of the Centre de liaison sur l’intervention et la prévention psychosociales.
In his professional life, James Bailey has straddled careers which encompass both the organ and architecture: he undertook his architectural studies at Carleton University, Ottawa. Concurrent to his degree he studied the organ, which he pursued in Paris with André Fleury at the Schola Cantorum and subsequently with Michel Chapuis, Lionel Rogg and Francis Chapelet, and Raphaël Tambyeff. He worked with Arcop Associates of Montreal and Douglas Cardinal Architect Ltd. before moving into private practice. James Bailey Architect is recognized for its work with historic buildings. For over a decade, James held a faculty post in the Architecture Department of Sheridan College. He established the James Bailey Architect Endowment Fund in 2015 James created the Berriman Bailey Foundation under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act for the support of a number of causes related to his interests. James has had a long association with the Royal Canadian College of Organists and from 2014 to 2016 served as its National President.
Bruce D. Bolton is a born Montrealer with an avid interest in Music, the Military and Cultural Heritage. A graduate of McGill University (BSc’72), he has served with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada for close to 45 years. He was Director of the Stewart Museum at the Fort Île Ste-Hélène for more than 25 years before he became Executive Director of the MacDonald Stewart Foundation. As former Chairman of the Worship & Music Committee of the Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, he takes a leading role in the Music program of the Church, with its magnificent Choir and Casavant Organ.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Diana Bradshaw worked as an opera administrator for the Glyndebourne Festival in England. She was married to the late conductor Richard Bradshaw, who, early in his career was an organist and choir director and retained a life-long passion for playing the organ. Her Canadian volunteer work from 1989 to 2013 included the Centennial Infant & Child Centre for children with special needs, the board of a Toronto music-theatre company, and the Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto, including membership on the music committee.
John Grew is a leading figure among Canadian organists. He is the University Organist and chair of the organ area at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. His teaching career has spanned over thirty years. He established the Early Music program, the largest of its kind in Canada. In 2005, he received the Distinguished Teaching Award from McGill University in recognition of his outstanding achievements with his students. He is also the founder and artistic director of the McGill Summer Organ Academy. Among his many accomplishments was his collaboration with Hellmuth Wolff in the planning of the French classical organ at Redpath Hall, one of Montreal's most important concert venues. John Grew was Dean of the Faculty of Music at McGill from 1991 to 1996. John Grew's teachers have included Maitland Farmer, Marilyn Mason, Kenneth Gilbert, Marie-Claire Alain and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini. He was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and held several Artist Awards from the Canada Council during his studies. In 1970 he was unanimously awarded the First Medal at the Geneva International Organ Competition. He has concertized extensively in Europe and North America both as organist and harpsichordist. He has made numerous broadcast recordings, has appeared as soloist with distinguished chamber orchestras and frequently invited as a guest lecturer. In 1986, John Grew founded, in his native province of Nova Scotia, Musique Royale, an early music festival for which he is still musical advisor. John Grew has received several honorary doctorates, is frequently invited to give master classes and has served on the juries for numerous international competition. His recordings have been received with critical acclaim. John Grew's artistry is best described by a critic for London's "Daily Telegraph" who wrote "...it takes an artist of Mr. Grew's exceptional quality to stress the scale, variety and eloquence of Couperin ... he relishes the music's gravity and boldly-questioning manner."
Candice Hévin specializes in privacy and commercial law. She advises emerging companies, banking institutions and other established businesses in different industries on a various range of issues, including compliance with Canadian privacy laws requirements and drafting privacy policies and contractual agreements. Prior to joining BLG, Candice practiced as a lawyer for a national law firm where she advised clients of different industries with respect to privacy, data protection, biometrics, contractual commercial and regulatory matters, as well as contractual and due diligence matters in mergers and acquisitions and private equity files. Candice also worked in France for several years as in-house legal counsel in multinationals and a consulting firm where her practice focused on drafting and negotiation of contracts, as well as privacy and regulatory matters.
Joan Fraser-Ivory was born in Montreal in 1933 where she also got her B.A. at McGill University in 1954. Always active in various Community Associations, Mrs Fraser-Ivory is a member of the Junior League of Montreal since 1951 and has been very involved at the Montreal Museum of Fines Arts, first as president (1962-1963), member of the Volunteer Association, President of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee, member of Les Amis du Musée, President of the 19th Century Acquisitions Committee and member of the Decorative Arts Acquisitions Committee. She also serves on the Schulich School of Music Dean's Advisory Board and was a member of the Board of Directors at the National Ballet of Canada. Joan Fraser-Ivory serves with many Health organisations such as the Montreal Chest Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, and the McGill University Health Centre Foundation.
Artistic Director, 2018-present Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM's Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique installed at Maison symphonique de Montréal. Jean-Willy Kunz studied with Louis Robilliard and Mireille Lagacé, as well as at McGill University, where he earned a doctorate with John Grew. He has been a prize-winner at a number of organ competitions, including the Canadian International Organ Competition, where in 2011 he won third prize and the Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize. His discography includes many recordings which reflect the broad range of his musical influences: organ and orchestra with the OSM; "André Gagnon Baroque" for harpsichord and symphony orchestra; traditional music of the Balkans for saxophones and organ; two masses by Théodore Dubois for chorus and organ; 20th-century French music for harpsichord, flute and clarinet; Québec song with Pierre Lapointe; baroque music with Ensemble Caprice; Christmas music with Marie-Josée Lord; the original score for a number of short films. In September 2015, Jean-Willy Kunz was appointed organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. Jean-Willy is the second Artistic Director of the CIOC.
A first degree from the National School of Violin Making led Felix to move towards custom sound object design, intended for the Performing Arts, before being a designer for the Research and Innovation Centre at Cirque du Soleil. Graduated from the School of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, Felix Marzell was awarded a scholarship from the Dean of the Faculty for his involvement in the school. Co-founder of DIX au carré, Felix shines in his entrepreneurial skills which have earned the company more than eight awards, including the C2-Mtl Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation contest for emerging entrepreneurs and the 2013 Fondation Montreal Inc.’s Award.
Émilie is a graduate of HEC Montréal with a Master of information systems management obtained in France. Throughout her career, she has focused on IT project and portfolio management, working with major Canadian companies such as CGI, Investissement PSP, and Ivanhoé Cambridge. Émilie's qualifications include a PMP project management certification, and she currently spearheads change management for Hydro-Québec's IT projects.
Mr. Taddeo has a long and illustrious career in community-minded projects spanning education, health and politics in Québec. An “eight-year man” alumnus of 1963 (he graduated from both Loyola High School and Loyola College), Don joined LHS in Spring 2012 as Assistant to the President, a post he occupies to this day. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was vice-rector of Development and Alumni Relations at the Université de Montréal, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, and Executive vice-president of the Campaign for a New Millenium for Concordia University. His extensive resume includes working at Concordia University as the Dean of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, and associate professor in the Department of Communications Studies. In the 1970s, he served as a commissioner for the Commission des écoles catholiques de Montréal and was actively involved in helping the Italian community through the introductions of Bills 22 and 101, including being a founding member of the Consiglio educativo italo-canadese and the Positive Action Committee (later Alliance Québec). In 1987, he co-authored with Raymond C. Taras the book Le débat linguistique au Québec: La communauté italienne et la langue d’enseignement and served as the Québec Ministry of International Affairs’ delegate to Italy. Over the last four decades, he has served as a member on many associations and boards, including the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, le Gésu, la Fondation de l’oratoire St-Joseph du Mont Royal, the MAB-Mackay Centre Foundation, amongst others. He was a founding member and later chair of the Board of Directors at Loyola High School from 1997 to 2002.
President, Casavant Frères
Marie-Claire Alain† (1926-2013) (Paris)
Professor and internationally renowned organist
Lucien Bouchard, PC, GOQ (Montréal)
Lawyer, Premier of Québec from 1996 to 2001
Richard Bradshaw† (1944-2007) (Toronto)
Artistic Director, Canadian Opera Company, and organist
John L. Bragg, OC, ONS (Oxford, NS)
Business leader and philanthropist
Barrie Cabena (Guelph)
Organist and Composer
Raymond Daveluy†, CM (1926-2016) (Montréal)
Organist and Composer
Sir Andrew Davis, CBE (Chicago)
Musical Director, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Father Fernand Lindsay†, CM, CQ (1928-2009) (Joliette)
Pedagog and Founder of the Festival international de Lanaudière, Founding member of the Canadian International Organ Competition
Ronald N. Mannix, OC, AOE (Calgary)
Businessman and Philanthropist
Kent Nagano, GOQ, MSM (Montréal)
Conductor Emeritus, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
The Honourable Antoinette Perry
Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
E. Noël Spinelli†, CM, CQ (1927-2020) (Montréal)
CIOC Founding Chairman