Artistic Director Jacquelin Rochette is a native of St-Augustin, Québec. He acquired his musical training at Université Laval in Québec where he earned his Master's Degree in organ performance under the direction of Antoine Bouchard. He also studied with Antoine Reboulot. In 1979 he served as interim organist at the Québec Basilica while the organist was on a study leave. Shortly thereafter, he became the Musical Assistant Director of Les Petits Chanteurs de la Maîtrise du Chapitre de Québec. From 1980 to 1987 he was Music Director of Chalmers-Wesley United Church in Québec City. He has performed numerous times on the CBC and recorded Vierne's Sixth Symphony, Dupré's Stations of the Cross, and the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies of Widor. He frequently appears as a lecturer and recitalist in Canada and the United States. He joined Casavant in 1984, first working with Jean-Louis Coignet and later serving as Associate Tonal Director before taking on the mantle of Tonal Director. His background as a trained professional organist provides him with the experience and knowledge of the organ, its repertoire and use in performance and worship to be especially effective in directing the team of voicers and in understanding the musical requirements of each situation.