Éric Levasseur

Director of the music department - ex officio member

Admitted to the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 1983, Éric Levasseur continued his college and university studies in Raphaël Masella’s clarinet class and received awards in clarinet and chamber music, among others. He perfected ensemble music at the Orchestre Réseau des Conservatoires de Musique du Québec, where he was chosen three times as clarinetist, played under the direction of such prestigious conductors as Franz Paul Decker and Raffi Armenian, and performed on some of the biggest national and U.S. stages.

In 1988, upon entering Collège Notre-Dame as a clarinet teacher, Éric Levasseur met his first successes in provincial competitions as conductor of a wind orchestra.

In 1993, he joined the Joseph-François-Perrault school team where he founded the Harmonie Option JFP. Starting in the fall of 2009, he took the helm of the JFP wind orchestra, and since 2011 he has directed the JFP Symphony Orchestra while holding the position of director of the music department.

In 1998, he founded the Symphonie des Vents de Montréal, a senior wind orchestra of which he continues to be musical director. In 1999 and 2009, he was invited to conduct the Harmonie Élite of the Fédération des Harmonies du Québec, as associate conductor. Since summer 2003, he has combined the roles of coordinator and musical director of the wind orchestra internship at the Camp Musical des Laurentides.