Online Student

Marie Martine Bedard

Online Student
Why should be elite, music? Excuse me. Music must be for everybody. (Luciano Pavarotti) 
Montréal, CA
Member since 2008

About Me

From classical music to Rock’n Roll and from religious faith to politics, I have experienced throughout my life the sheer beauty of music and its ability to communicate emotions, its capacity to heal and also provoke social change.

I was born and raised in Montreal, a multicultural Canadian city recognized internationally for its vibrant music and arts’ communities, an exquisite environment abundant in muses. Similarly, my life experiences are rich and diverge into distinct pathways.

On the most recent part of my journey, in January 2009, I enrolled with Berklee Online: studying, The Future of Music and the Music Business. Clearly this buoyed my self-confidence and awakened my desires. I then enrolled in, Music Business and Technology, Guitar and Songwriting Master Certificates. I now blend my true passions and pursue my adventure of activism through artivism in tandem with my own interpersonal healing from trauma.

My extensive career in the music industry, albeit at grass-roots-levels, prior to my work in politics, business, social justice and even trauma, gave me the depth, insight and hands on training to pursue a successful career in the intensely complex and continuously-changing landscapes of the music industry.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Artist for Crispy French
    January 2009 to Present (over 5 years)

    My new musical venture. Seeking musicians and collaborators from Montreal or online.

  • Consultant for Verte Folium
    January 2009 to Present (over 5 years)

    http://vertefolium.com

Past

  • Communication director for Martin Roy & associés
    1998 to 2012 (over 14 years)

    Promote the green initiatives and success of this small engineering firm specialized in bioclimatic and sustainable construction. Got to pay the mortgage ;-) http://www.mra.qc.ca

  • Board of directors / Secretary for Fondation Rivieres / Rivers Foundation
    2007 to 2010 (over 3 years)

    I know secretary! But as a real activist, wanted to help! This non-profit organisation's mission and goals among others are : - to preserve the natural character of the rivers of Quebec and support an educational goal, a socio-recreational goal and an environmental goal.

  • Candidate, Quebec Representative Federal Council for Green Party of Canada
    2004 to 2009 (over 5 years)

    Politic is great to learn the real value of a fan base!

  • Composer, Author, Performer, Guitar player for Bands and Other
    1900 to 2009 (over 109 years)

    Feels like for ever ;-)

Education