McGill University, Schulich School of Music - Jazz Faculty and Associate Dean
Artist's BiographyGordon Foote is currently Associate Dean at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec. He is also an Associate Professor in the Jazz Studies Program, where he has served as Chair of the Jazz Area and as Chair of the Department of Performance. Professor Foote is the coordinator of the McGill
Jazz Orchestras, and directs McGill Jazz Orchestra I. Under his direction, the ensemble has performed throughout the United States, France, England, Ireland, Mexico and Canada. The ensemble has
been featured on radio and television in Europe and Canada, and has released eight compact discs. As a saxophonist and clinician for Conn-Selmer, Gordon has performed in Canada, Europe and
the United States. Gordon has served as the Quebec representative to the IAJE, the Director of Education for IAJE Canada and as President of Jazz Canada. His studies at the University of Minnesota and the University of North Texas, combined with 32 years of performing and teaching experience, leave him as probably the most requested adjudicator, conductor, clinician and jazz educator/performer in Canada.