Hannah Campeau is a 2017 University of Windsor graduate from the Bachelor of Music Program specializing in classical voice. While growing up, she was found performing in musicals/plays. She has participated in the university choirs (university singers & chamber choir), as well as her church choiSundayy sunday. She loves being involved with any type of music and would not choose another way to spend her days
Gregory Morgan is a student currently enrolled at the University of Windsor, aiming for a Bachelor of Arts Music degree. He grew up playing the piano and played the alto saxophone throughout high school. He spends most of his time interacting with different online gaming and music communities and sometimes helps to transcribe various musical works from popular games, television shows or movies, so that other people can also play the music they enjoy listening to. Lately, he has been playing around with composing music using midi tracks and loops, but still has a lot to learn.
Aaron Gasparini has been actively involved in Windsor’s musical landscape for many years. He has performed with several rock bands and acoustic groups over his career, but also could be seen performing as a solo artist. With his wide array of musical experiences and eclectic sense of style, Aaron is highly committed to bringing the musical communities of Windsor as a collective to a wider audience, as to cultivate the appreciation for the arts. Aaron studies music at the University of Windsor and can occasionally been seen performing with the University Singers ensemble.
Austin Di Pietro is a third-year Honours Bachelor of Music student at the University of Windsor studying jazz/pop trumpet performance and musicology. A multi-instrumentalist, he has been performing in Windsor and the surrounding area for 5 years. Austin plays regularly with his jazz group, The Coffee House Combo, and occasionally performs with various soul, jazz and pop groups around the city. His involvement with a local theatre company has allowed him to play in the pit orchestra for multiple productions. Running a weekly jazz jam for nearly two years has given him the incredible opportunity to play alongside some of Windsor’s top musicians and helped him build a rapport with downtown business owners. In addition to live performances, he has recently done session work for multiple recording studios in Windsor and London. After completing his undergraduate degree, he hopes to pursue a master’s degree in musicology.
Peter Stratil is involved in many different musical communities in the Windsor-Essex area. Originally the vocalist and guitarist for local rock band Magnum Opera, Peter is now a session musician and intern at Polaris Recording studio. Peter has also played guitar for local artists including Christian Vegh, and has volunteered his time playing guitar in the pit band for ACT’s productions of Rent and A Chorus Line. Peter is currently recording a rock album, which will hopefully be released by mid 2017.
Rachel Loerts (author of The Choral Community: United in Song) is a classical voice major finishing her final year in the Bachelor of Music program with a minor in Modern Languages (Italian) at the University of Windsor. A Wyoming Ontario native, she has spent the last five years learning what it means to be a Windsorite. Since she first came to Windsor, Rachel has been active in the choral community singing with University Singers, Chamber Choir, Windsor Classic Chorale, Teutonia Choir, and Windsor Symphony Orchestra. She has played at open mic nights in Windsor and has been contracted for performances at community events in the city. As current secretary of Vanguard, Windsor-Essex’s youth arts collective, Rachel has organized open mic nights at local locations such as Green Bean Café and Sam’s Cantina & Pizzeria. For several years, she has enjoyed free Windsor Symphony Orchestra concerts as an usher and bartender for the Capitol Theatre. As an educator, Rachel teaches lessons at various Montessori Mozarts locations in the city. She is the founding member of the rock/jazz/pop duo Rachel and Rob Duet. An avid live music fan, Rachel enjoys frequenting metal, rock, singer-songwriter, and jazz performances. When Rachel is finished the current semester, she will be transplanting to London and hopes to become a freelance musician, educator, and marketer.
Logan Fletcher has been involved in the Windsor musical community since his first experience playing live at childhood piano recitals. Moving from those recitals to playing guitar live with rock bands, jazz bands, and involvement in the University of Windsor school of music, he is excited to showcase that the music scene in Windsor is alive and growing.
John Serio is currently studying guitar performance at the University of Windsor. Originally a Toronto native, John has spent his short time in Windsor pursuing many different projects. He is the guitarist of the Windsor-based metal bands Atmora and Gypsy Chief Goliath, which have presented him with the opportunity to travel across Canada. When not playing guitar, he can be found teaching private lessons at Tecumseh Music. His experiences also include playing with the University jazz ensemble and guitar ensembles, as well as acoustic music at local venues.
Aidan Johnson-Bujold is a singer/songwriter from Windsor, Ontario. He is one of the members of “Buck Twenty”, a Canadian Country duo who tour around Canada and in the United States. Aidan has written a few Top 100 Charting Singles in Canada and has been an active member in the Country Music community in Windsor, Ontario. He has performed at nearly every major venue in Windsor, including Cosmos and Elyx in Caesars Windsor, Chrysler Theatre, Capitol Theatre etc….
Robert Haynes is a 2017 Jazz/Pop graduate. He will be attending the University of Western Ontario in the fall where he will continue pursuing his interests in popular music analysis. Outside of his academic pursuits, he plays in Rachel and Rob Duet, a multi-genre performing and recording duo with his longtime girlfriend Rachel Loerts.
Claire Zimmerman is a fourth year student at the University of Windsor, studying Music and French. Her main instrument is trombone (though she got her start on clarinet), and she can often be found playing with the University Wind Ensemble or playing in the pit orchestra for local musicals and theatre events.
Magdalen Forshaw discovered her love for the French horn later than most, but has enjoyed growing as a musician over the course of her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Windsor. She will be pursuing her Bachelor of Education in the fall and can’t wait to start sharing her passion for music with her future students. She considers herself a well-rounded person; with passions ranging from baking to sports to plays and concerts. Magdalen has played in the Side-by-Side WSO and WSYO Concert and continues to participate in Windsor’s orchestral music scene today.