Congratulations to all of Metalworks Institute’s 2009-2010 graduates!

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Metalworks Institute's Graduating Class On Saturday, January 29th, our Institute celebrated its 2009-2010 graduates with a beautiful ceremony held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The evening featured the presentation of diplomas, speeches, awards and recognition of those who had demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Following the ceremony, there was an opportunity for graduates, faculty and top industry professionals to mingle around the bar with hors-d’oeuvres.

The master of ceremonies was  Audio Production & Engineering graduate Noel Cadastre. Since his graduation, Cadastre’s career has been booming. His position as producer Noah “40” Shebib’s assistant has allowed him to work on hugely successful recording projects with names like Drake and Lil’ Wayne. His story of success was an inspiration and his presence was a reminder to all the graduates that the skills they acquired during their education can take them as far as they want.

“This year’s graduation was the largest yet. The number of graduates has grown every year since our inception in 2005. Watching the school develop and produce more and more successful graduates year after year makes all of the staff at Metalworks Institute proud.”, says Gil Moore, Founder.

Several leading industry professionals supported the graduates with a series of Mentoring Awards . The concept involves awarding a deserving graduate with an hour of mentoring time with a successful professional in their field of study. Our Institute thanks the following mentors for their generous donation of knowledge and time to our 2009-2010 graduates:

Paul Gross, Lenny DeRose, Gavin Brown, Rik Emmett, L. Stu Young, David Bottrill, Noah “40” Shebib, Allan Reid, Deane Cameron, Jake Gold, Denise Donlon, Gary Slaight, Alan Cross, Randy Lennox, Richard Mills, Chuck Jackson, Bob Spencer, Steve Baird and Ralph James.

We are also very grateful to our Educational Partners who supported the Outstanding Achievement awards:

S.A.C. -“Most Promising Songwriter ”
Prize: A free one-year membership and an S.A.C. shirt.
Presenter: Don Quarles- Executive Director S.A.C.
Recipient: Beverley Marquis
Long & McQuade – Outstanding Achievement in Audio Post Production
Prize:  Apex 460 Tube Condenser Microphone
Presenter: Chris Russell
Recipient: Adwait Joshi
Sanderson Entertainment Law Award – Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Law
Prize: $500.00 Scholarship
Presenter: Paul Sanderson Entertainment Attorney & MWI Instructor
Recipient: Karen Tackaberry
Colin McDowell – McDSP – Outstanding Achievement in Music Production
Prize: Emerald Pack Native Bundle
Presenter: Pier Di Biase – Senior Program Director, MWI
Recipient: Lucius Ballaigues
EMI – Outstanding Achievement in Styles & Genres (EBM)
Prize: EMI Prize Pack
Presenter: Scott Green
Recipient: Gianmarco Fiacconi
EMI – Outstanding Achievement in Styles & Genres in a 2 Year Program
Prize: EMI Prize Pack
Presenter: Scott Green
Recipient: Mikal Gonzales
2112 Promotional Products – Outstanding Achievement in Show Systems Maintenance
Prize: Tom Tom GPS unit
Presenter: Brian Hanson
Recipient: Kenneth Brousseau
Canadian Musician Award / Professional Sound Award – Outstanding Achievement in Live Sound
Prize: 5 Year Canadian Musician Subscription and 5 Year Professional Sound Subscription
Presenter: Jim Norris President Norris Whitney Communications
Recipient: Chelsea Bradley
Music Books Plus– Outstanding Achievement in Music Theory
Prize: $300.00 Gift Certificate to Music Books Plus
Presenter: Maureen Jack Consumer Services Director Music Books Plus
Recipient: Terence Lam
Digidesign Pro School Award- Outstanding Achievement in Digital Audio
Prize: Pro School Certification – Pro Tools 201, 210M and 310M Levels with courseware
Presenter: Graham Brewer MWI Instructor
Recipient: Steve Luxton
Sennheiser Neumann  Award – Outstanding Achievement in the  Audio Production & Engineering Program
Prize: Neumann TLM 102 Mic & Pair of HD 380 Headphones
Presenter: Rich Hagan
Recipient: Terence Lam
Sennheiser Neumann Award – Outstanding Achievement in a the PSA program
Prize: Neumann TLM 103 Mic & Pair of HD 380 Headphones
Presenter: Rich Hagan
Recipient: Tyler A Brisley
Sennheiser Neumann Award – Outstanding Achievement in Recording Engineering
Prize: Sennheiser MK4 Microphone & Pair of HD 380 Headphones
Presenter: Rich Hagan
Recipient: Daniel Wallace
Canadian Music Week Award – Outstanding Achievement in Event Management (SPM)
Prize: Certificate for an Executive Delegate registration to CMW 2011
Presenter: Pier Di Biase
Recipient: Kenneth Brousseau
Canadian Music Week Award – Outstanding Achievement in Event Management (EBM)
Prize: Certificate for an Executive Delegate registration to CMW in March
Presenter: Pier Di Biase
Recipient: Beverley Marquis
B&J – Tom Cochrane Takamine Guitar award. Awarded to the student that had best represented the ideals and goals of Metalworks Institute at the highest level while demonstrating an outstanding work ethic, high academic standard and outstanding promise as a musician.
Prize: Takamine Guitar and Case signed by Tom Cochrane
Presenter: Wally Bieniawski
Recipient: Joel Martin
Metalworks Institute Faculty Award – Awarded to the Student with the highest overall average.
Prize: Studio Time at Metalworks Studios ($1500.00)
Presenter: Craig Titus, Academics Director of Metalworks Institute
Recipient: Terence Lam
Instructor of the Year Award
Prize: Tickets to Tower of Power at the LAC & Vintage Wine
Presenter: Craig Titus, Academics Director of Metalworks Institute
Recipient: Joe Natale
Metalworks Institute Founders Award Presented to the student who has made outstanding contributions to the quality of student life and demonstrated balanced life values while maintaining high academic standards
Prize: Studio Time at Metalworks Studios ($3000.00)
Presenter: Gil Moore President and CEO of Metalworks Institute, Metalworks Studios and
Metalworks Production Group / Drummer & Vocalist of Triumph
Recipient: Kayla Durish


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