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Humber College Music School Grads Grads Liam Mitro / Thomas UpJohn

Humber College Music School Grads Grads Liam Mitro / Thomas UpJohn

 Noon: Liam Mitro Quartet

Liam Mitro - Alto Sax

Andrew Marzotto - Guitar

Jon Champman - Bass

Norbert Botos - Drums

1:30pm: Thomas UpJohn Quintet

Thomas UpJohn - Trumpet

Josh Stuckey - Trumpet

Sando Schwisberg - Piano

Auqie Rik - Bass

Alesio Barbera - Drums

Cathy Mitro is currently a full-time faculty member at Humber College’s School of Creative and Performing Arts in Toronto, On. She is Director of both the Community Music School and the Jazz Performance Certificate Program at Humber College. A graduate of Humber’s Music Department, Catherine has been active in education for over thirty years. She has presented workshops for the Ontario Music Educator’s Association, the Toronto Board of Education, the Ontario Chapter of Orff Schulwerk, and the International Association for Jazz Education where she co-presented a research paper on youth jazz education. Thirty years ago Catherine founded Humber’s Community Music School and has worked closely with leading musicians and educators to build the school’s current national and international reputation for innovative jazz education. She has been awarded Humber’s Innovator of the Year Award and the prestigious Robert A. Gordon Leadership Award. Catherine has also received several national and international Educator Awards including the 2006 Movado Award for Outstanding Contribution to Jazz in Toronto from the TD Toronto Jazz Festival.