Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marc Hervieux as Director General of the Conservatory.

Mr. Hervieux is a tenor who graduated from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal in 1997. He has performed on some of the greatest stages in Canada and the world, from Montreal to Paris, including New York, Seoul, Vancouver, Metz, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Malaga, Taiwan and many others. Well known in Quebec for his participation in numerous musical events, Mr. Hervieux also works as a host for Radio-Canada on ICI Première, ICI Musique and ICI Musique Classique.
Winner of several awards and scholarships, including the Diana-Soviero Award from the Opéra de Montréal, the Charles-Émile-Gadbois Foundation Scholarship, the Gautier-Létourneau Scholarship, and the Jacqueline-Desmarais Foundation Scholarship for three consecutive years, Marc Hervieux has recorded more than ten albums, including three gold records, and has received three Félix awards.
“Marc Hervieux’s profile will enable him to successfully assume the position of Director General of the Conservatory. He is an exceptional individual who is known for his artistic vision, his inspiring leadership and his ability to communicate and inspire. I am confident that Mr. Hervieux will be able to help attract the best talent and build strong relationships and partnerships. Mr. Hervieux will endeavour to make the Conservatory an even more open, dynamic and accessible environment,” said Ms. Leroux.

The Conservatory is entering a pivotal period in its existence. Between tradition and modernity, the institution must continue its development and its outreach, thus affirming its role as a leader in the teaching of music and dramatic arts in Québec.

“I was both surprised and honoured when I was approached for this position. The Conservatory changed my life and made me the artist I have become. I now wish to apply all my knowledge and experience to the benefit of the institution in order to continue to attract the greatest talent, and also to give young people a taste for music and the dramatic arts,” said Mr. Hervieux.

When he takes up his position on August 22nd, Mr. Hervieux will be able to count on a team of dedicated and invested managers, as well as teachers of the highest calibre. Together, they will work to ensure the institution’s reputation as a unique training facility, offering the highest quality teaching and distinguishing itself from other institutions through its distinctive offerings.

Appointed for a period of five years, Marc Hervieux will contribute to the development of the institution with his vast experience and creative spirit.

Ms. Leroux, whose term as Chair of the Board of Directors has been renewed for two additional years, will form, along with the new Director General, the Board of Directors and the members of the Conservatory’s management team, a competent, committed and passionate team, thus ensuring great stability for the institution.

The Board of Directors of the Conservatory would like to sincerely thank Jean-François Latour, Director of Studies, who served as Interim Director General with great rigour and dedication.
About the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec
The Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec is a prestigious institution of higher learning in the performing arts. It is comprised of nine specialized schools of music and drama in seven cities: Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski, Saguenay, Trois Rivières and Val-d’Or. In operation since 1942, the school trains an impressive number of Quebec artists who compete with the best in the world. With its high-calibre teaching staff in music and drama, the Conservatory identifies, supports and promotes young talent from across Quebec and beyond. It offers cutting-edge training that values excellence, rigour and creativity.

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