DAGENAIS Jonathan

DAGENAIS Jonathan

Bio

Jonathan Dagenais holds a Masters degree in Conducting from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the Université de Montréal. In addition to CEGEP/university teaching, Dagenais is also pursuing a career as a composer for wind orchestra. His works have been performed repeatedly by many Canadian university and high school ensembles, they appear on several professional recordings and some have been listed in MusicFest Canada’s concert band syllabus since 2009. Dagenais’ works are currently published throughout the world by Eighth Note Publications, Hafabra Music and GAM Publishing. Jonathan Dagenais has a very active conducting career. Since 2005, he has acted as the conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre à Vents Non Identifié, a Montreal wind orchestra he co-founded. Since September 2015, he has been the conductor of the Orchestre de jeux vidéo - OJV (Montreal Video Game Orchestra), an ensemble dedicated to video game soundtracks. Being a longtime fan of video games and their music, this was a natural marriage of his two passions.