Composer and researcher
Pierre Michaud is a New Brunswick-born composer, clarinetist and creative researcher. He has been a professor of mixed composition at the Faculty of Music of the Université de Montréal since 2012 and Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies and Research since 2019. He holds a doctorate in composition from the Université de Montréal and has completed additional studies at the Jan Levoslav Bella Conservatory in Slovakia, at the Université de Moncton, at Mount-Allison University and at the Institut de coordination acoustique/musique (IRCAM) in Paris as part of his professional training. He is particularly interested in comprovisation, performer-composer collaboration, interdisciplinarity, interactive spaces, and the integration of technology in the creative process. His works have been heard in concert series and festivals in several cities in Canada, Central America, Asia and Europe. Performers and companies include: Chants libres, Quatuor Bozzini, Quasar, Sixtrum, Ensemble de la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), Susan Narucki, Shanghai Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra, Royal Conservatory New Music Ensemble, Bratislava Chamber Soloists, Slovak State Opera Orchestra, Arthur-Leblanc Quartet, Claudel Quartet, Suzie Leblanc.