Six days before Concordia awards honorary degrees to two deserving recipients, Dean of Fine Arts Christopher Jackson will be receiving one of his own, from the University of Sudbury.
The current president of the University of Sudbury is Kenneth Roy Bonin, who became acquainted with Dean Jackson and his parallel career as a performing musician when Bonin was our Director of Libraries.The degree will be conferred November 12 for Jackson's leadership of early-music ensemble, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and his lifelong contribution to the arts.
That's not Jackson's only recent accolade. Last weekend at a gala television ceremony, he accepted a Félix from ADISQ, the Quebec recording industry association, for Heavenly Spheres. The CBC recording won in the "Best Recording, Classical, Large Ensemble" category.