Metalworks Institute Graduation – Graduating Class of 2016

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Graduation is always an exciting event at Metalworks Institute. We look forward to it as a time to welcome back recent grads and alumni, to both honour and celebrate their achievements.

This year, we were thankful to have two recipients of the year’s alumni awards of merit – Alexandra Soumalias and Jason Reynolds, speak at the ceremony! Keep reading for a complete list of graduates and awards – photos are at the bottom of the page!

Alumni Speakers:

Alexandra Soumalias

Alexandra graduated from Metalworks Institute’s Audio Production & Engineering program in 2012 when she received the prestigious Founders Award.  Since completing her studies, Alexandra has become an in-demand artist development and song writing talent; working with artists, record labels and music publishers in both Toronto and Los Angeles. Alexandra also works with Saya , a pop/R&B/hip-hop artist; and she co-wrote all of the songs on Saya’s 2015 debut release. The single Wet Dreams hit #1 on Spotify Canada and has already earned more than 2.5 million spins globally.

Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds graduated from Metalworks Institute’s Audio Production and Engineering program in 2005. Jason is one of the lead Audio Engineers at Ashen White Audio Visual Executives in Mississauga, and freelances for a number of production companies in Toronto. He’s also the President and Head Audio Engineer at Angel Music Productions. In the fall of 2015 Jason began touring as the Monitor Engineer for international recording artist Shaggy, and as the Front of House Engineer for award-winning Bollywood artist, Shweta Subram. He continues to mix front of house for the Toronto Mass Choir, which he maintains is one of his favorite gigs.

Mentorship Awards

Mentorship Awards are presented to graduates who have academically excelled in their programs. Recipients will receive a one-on-one mentoring session with a leading music industry professional. This year’s winners are:

Check out this article to read more about the winners and their mentors!

Academic Achievement Awards:

Usually there are only two academic achievement awards awarded – one to the student with the highest cumulative average in a one-year program and one to the student with the highest average in a two-year program. However, this year we had two students tie for the two year award!

One Year Program
Vassilios Tzerpos, from Audio Production & Engineering won the award for the highest average in a one-year program.

Two Year Program

David Campbell & Eric Sist from the Professional Sound – Audio Specialist program tied for the highest average in a two-year program.

Metalworks Institute Founders Award

The Metalworks Institute Founders Award is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, made positive contributions to student life, and actively participated in events and volunteer opportunities throughout their studies. This year we were thrilled to present this prestigious award to Shaddy Roman who graduated from the Professional Sound – Audio Specialist program.

Graduating Class of 2016

  • Monica Barclay
  • Andrew Beg
  • Philip Brisby
  • Christopher Bunyard
  • James Cain*
  • Callum Campbell
  • David Campbell*
  • Leo Carranza
  • Jessica Carter
  • Michelle Carter
  • Gaelen Carter
  • Camille Comeau
  • Jonathan Couzelis*
  • Patrick Curran*
  • Rachel Dalli
  • Anthony Dapuzzo
  • Matthew Dawson*
  • Chalwel Dickson
  • Jessica Digos
  • Phil Dollin*
  • Michael Dunn
  • Farid Etemadi*
  • Roy Evangelista
  • Matthew Fancey
  • Andrew Fumerton*
  • Brandon Glazer*
  • Zachary Goldsmith
  • Seungwoo Han*
  • Brandon Hendry
  • Hong Hong
  • Chengshuo Hou
  • Andrew Husband
  • Luc James
  • Andrea Karniej
  • Andrew Khreich*
  • Carissa Kri
  • Bipin Kumar
  • Kyle Lam*
  • Devon Lambier
  • Alexandre Larose
  • William Leader
  • Chanho Lee*
  • Dane Lockie
  • Matthew MacLeod*
  • Brendan Magill
  • Bradley Martinez*
  • Sebastien May
  • Trevor McBride*
  • Danielle McGarry
  • Helder Mendonca
  • Dang Nguyen*
  • Taiwo Odunlami*
  • Anthony Pansino*
  • Douglas Paquette
  • Francesco Pellerito
  • Dominic Penney
  • Nicole Pitre*
  • Gregory Pratt*
  • Allan-Michael Roberts
  • Lucas Rodrigues
  • Angelos Rogkenmpouke
  • Shaddy Roman*
  • Cassaundra Ruzsa
  • Drew Sandala
  • William Saunders
  • Shawn Sekalala
  • Erik Sist*
  • Oumar Sylla
  • Lucas Terra
  • John Thomas
  • Gautam Tiwari
  • Sebastian Tobar
  • Chad Trembley*
  • Zachary Trottier*
  • Adam Tucker
  • Vassilios Tzerpos*
  • Cas Van der Grift*
  • Tristyn Vaughan
  • Caleb Davin Veerasamy
  • Michael Vermeersch
  • Jericco Vera
  • Sandeep Virk
  • Jacob Wagner*
  • Justin Williams*
  • Michael Yarrow

*Denotes honours graduates holding a cumulative average of 80% or higher

Congratulations to all Metalworks Institute graduates and award winners!

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