Jeremy VanSlyke is a classical music recording producer, pianist and audio engineer based in Halifax, NS. He has completed degrees in piano performance and sound recording from McGill University and an ARCT in piano performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2012, he started the first classical recording label in Atlantic Canada, Leaf Music. He has since produced award winning recordings by Trio Arkaède, the Saint John String Quartet, the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra, pianist Roger Lord and others. He also works with Symphony New Brunswick as recording producer and Symphony Nova Scotia as production manager.
In addition to his work with classical recording artists, he has lent his skills to several film and television productions including This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Trailer Park Boys, and Haven and recorded music for video games including Assassins Creed III. He is also active as a collaborative pianist, private piano instructor, and adjudicator at music festivals.
A huge thank-you, on behalf of all the past participants of the NB Competitive Festival of Music, to all the volunteers, sponsors and supporters of the festival who have contributed to the success and longevity of this important event. For student musicians, participation in the festivals starts many months ahead and involves many hours of diligent practice and preparation. The music festival experience helps shape our next generation of artists and builds up our community. Many, many thanks.