Jérôme Blais

Jérôme Blais was born in 1965. After studying Music Theory at McGill University, he pursued and obtained in 1995 a Master’s degree in Compositional Techniques at the Université de Montréal where in 2004 he completed his doctoral studies with Michel Longtin and Reno De Stefano. His research dealt with the integration of improvisation into the compositional process. Jérôme Blais’ works have been performed by several professional ensembles, among which are the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, Musica Nova, the Quasar Saxophone Quartet, the Quatuor Bozzini, Bradyworks as well as the Array Music and Continuum ensembles of Toronto. He also performs as a pianist and improviser, notably with the Jahbar Trio which he founded with saxophonist Jean-Marc Bouchard. His research and compositional activities have received funding from such agencies as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche (FCAR), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (Québec’s Arts Council), and the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition to his composition and improvising activities, Jérôme Blais taught harmony, composition and orchestration at the Music Faculty of the Université de Montréal and at the University of Sherbrooke’s School of music from 1998 to 2004. He is now Professor of Composition and Music Theory at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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Jérôme Blais

Sherbrooke (Québec), 1965

Residence: Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada)

  • Composer
  • Improviser

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Works

Past concerts

24 Febr 2004
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BlaisFalaiseHeinigerJaggiKessler
In person
Montréal (Québec)
2 May 2002
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BlaisGoldstein
In person
Montréal (Québec)
22 Sept 2001
BlaisGoloveLaporteSharp
In person
New York City (New York, USA)
15 Sept 2001
5:00 pm
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BlaisGoldsteinGoloveIvesLaporteLesageOesterleReinhardSharp
In person
Montréal (Québec)
26 May 2001
BlaisDesjardinsIves
In person
Sherbrooke (Québec)
14 Febr 2001
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BlaisGolove
In person
Montréal (Québec)
17 Dece 2000
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BlaisFeldmanMarinerRisticSokolović
In person
Montréal (Québec)
20 Octo 2000
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BlaisFeldmanIvesMariner
In person
Montréal (Québec)
19 Octo 2000
BlaisMariner
In person
Montréal (Québec)
18 Octo 2000
BlaisMariner
In person Class/talk/conference
Saint-Laurent (Québec)