Michele Jacot is a musician with an active schedule of performing, conducting, teaching and concert production. Besides being in demand for her skills as a clarinetist, she is equally at home as a saxophonist and flutist, and is often featured as a soloist or ensemble performer on all of her instruments. Michele has played with symphony orchestras and opera companies across Ontario, as well as in theatre pit orchestras including Mirvish Productions, the Shaw Festival, and in many chamber ensembles.
Michele is also a dedicated teacher and is in demand from the elementary to the post-secondary level. She maintains a busy timetable teaching privately, presenting workshops, adjudicating, and designing and leading clinics for band teachers across Canada.
In addition, Michele was extremely honoured to be the Associate Conductor for Canadian musical icon, Howard Cable. She has recently appeared as guest conductor of the Sudbury Symphony and Symphony Nova Scotia. Michele is also the Artistic Director of the Wychwood Clarinet Choir, a founding member of the DMSQ saxophone quartet and is proud to be a Yamaha Canada Spotlight Artist.
Born and raised in Toronto, Michele holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto and a Master of Music in Performance from Northwestern University in Chicago.