Electronic Music Production | Faculty | Kelowna

CALEB HYDE | INSTRUCTOR 

Caleb has been recording indie/major label bands for over 10 years. He has built a versatile skill set while creating productions within control rooms from Montreal to Vancouver. His wide range of recording locations has earned him experience with outboard gear from many different eras, as well as marrying digital/analog productions into an amalgamated signal flow.

To learn more about the Audio Engineering Industry, you can listen to our PODCAST with Caleb on our Soundcloud Stream. 

FRED FOUNTAIN | INSTRUCTOR  

Fred has been involved in many aspects of video production since the late 70’s. Early days on set saw him miking and booming productions for the University of Calgary. From the mid-80’s until 2014, Fred was Producing, Directing and Writing promotional, educational and motivational videos while still keeping his hand on soundman duties and second camera duties when the need arose. He has travelled and shot across Canada, Europe and Central America, storytelling for diverse clients including Adidas and the Central American Water Resource Management Network. Fred has won dozens of provincial, national and international awards for his programs including being awarded a Top 100 Producer of the Year honour by A/V Video Multimedia magazine for his ‘effective conceptualization and presentation of ideas through technological innovation, artistic excellence and market leadership’. Fred relocated to Kelowna in 2014 with his family and is looking forward to working with students and faculty at the Centre for Arts and Technology.

TONY GORT | INSTRUCTOR 

Tony started his career in audio post production in Vancouver, where he continues to work as an award winning senior sound supervisor, sound designer and re-recording mixer.  Tony's award-winning feature credits include: Nightwatching, a British-Dutch-Canada co-production for renowned filmmaker, Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover; The Pillow Book); Its All Gone Pete Tong, a British-Canada co-production for Canadian director, Michael Dowse (FUBAR); and Partition, an India-Canada co-production for Canadian director, Vic Sarin (Love On The Side, A Shine of Rainbows). Among his home entertainment and television credits are sequels 3, 4 and 5 in the Dr. Dolittle series for Fox Home Entertainment and the first two seasons of The L Word for Showtime Television.  He is currently finishing the TV movie adaptations of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place. 

SEAN BRAY | INSTRUCTOR 

Sean Bray is a well-respected guitarist, composer and educator who has played with various artists on many diverse projects. While in New York, Bray studied at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Bray has played with and/or recorded with George Garzone, Pat LaBarbera, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, Liberty Silver, Matt “Guitar” Murphy from the Blues Brothers, Mike Murley and Vincent Wolfe. He also composes for film and television and has taught at The University of Guelph and The Toronto Film School.  Bray is endorsed by Gibson Guitars,  Planet Waves and D’Addario strings and CBC Radio also named Bray as one of Canada’s top 50 guitarists of all time.

TRISHA MILTIMORE | INSTRUCTOR  

Trisha comes to the Centre for Arts and Technology with a wealth of skills and experience.  After completing her degree, Trisha plunged into broadcasting with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Company.  With a strong drive to excel, she simultaneously worked as the Program Developer and Marketing Director for Lee’s Music and started her own enterprise.  Motivated to help people reach their true potential, Trisha branched out into strategic coaching and mentoring through the creation of her own company, Contagious Leadership Training.  Trisha is excited to bring her skills to the students at the Centre. 

CHRIS HOLMES | INSTRUCTOR

Chris Holmes started his career working alongside The Matrix, a production and song writing team based in Los Angeles. Over the course of 4+ years, he sharpened his engineering and production skills while working on numerous A-List artists, including Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Korn, Vanessa Carlton, Mandy Moore, Ashley Tisdale and many more. After relocating to Vancouver, Chris took over the position of Chief Engineer at Greenhouse Studios, where he worked with dozens of independent and major label artists. With over 10+ years’ experience, Chris is now an independent engineer and producer, dividing his time between Vancouver and Kelowna.  Chris is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the audio students at the Centre for Arts and Technology. 

Lora wentworth | instructor

A classically trained performer, Lora is embedded in the local music scene.  Lora started her formal education with a diploma in Music Performance and another in Music Composition from Selkirk College.  Her additional accreditation includes being a licensed Kindermusik instructor, a certificate in Advanced Theory RCM, and a Licentiate in Music Education .LRSL from Rockschool.  In addition to being a freelance pianist and solo performing artist, Lora has been a private music instructor at the Wentworth Music Education Center for the last nineteen years.  Lora brings a wealth of knowledge to the Centre and a passion for music to match.

mike baxter | instructor

As a graduate of the Centre in Audio Engineering and Production, Mike brings five years’ experience in a variety of audio industry jobs.  Upon graduation, Mike went to work with Idevcore Media Inc., creating sound effects and composing scores for video games.  He also spent time tracking, editing and mixing for Media Button.  Beyond those roles, Mike’s true passion has been in live sound, as he worked as the Live Sound Engineer for Wentworth Music, engineering for musicians such as Biff Naked, Aaron Pritchett, April Wine and Big Sugar.  Mike also spent seven years as the Head Sound Engineer for the Sky High Blues Festival, and has produced and engineered albums for numerous artists. 

Mark Smith | Instructor

Mark Smith’s passion for music has taken him in the direction of the technical aspects of Performing, Creating and Producing Computer Music.  As a Classically Trained Musician, he went from Instructing to opening his own Music Retail Store, Recording and Teaching Studio. He then joined forces with Canada’s largest Independent Music Store and further expanded his knowledge of the Music Business. Mark soon after became a Certified A/E Fender Technician.  Mark’s interest in the Music Industry evolved taking him to one of the premier Electronic Music Production and DJ Institute.  Mark completed his EMP Masters Certification, an Electronic Music Production Certificate including Ableton Live, a Mixing and Mastering Program, Sound Design and Theory Certificates. He has also gone on to complete his DJ Trakor Pro 2 Certificate. Mark believes in Continued Education, and is a Certified Music Technology Junkie for life...Mark’s passion for Computer Music is now rivaled by his passion for delivering the highest quality education to his students at the Centre for Arts and Technology.​

Justin Dixon | Instructor

Justin brings a broad skill set to the Centre for Arts and Technology, primarily focusing on the live programming and performance side of electronic music.  Justin is a system designer, structural designer, Max/MSP and Ableton Live programmer.  Justin’s knowledge of live production includes audio, video, MIDI, DMX, and the integration of all systems.  He works primarily with Max/MSP, Max for Live, Ableton Live, Traktor, Serato DJ, and Resolume.  In addition to performing and producing his own music, Justin is the Lead Technician and Stage Manager for DJ Excision and Excision Music LLC.  He is also the owner of an event promotion, planning and management company called Bom Lab Productions.