Daniel Basiletti (b. 1976)
Daniel Basiletti was born on Prince Edward Island in 1976. He grew up in a musical family and learned how to play several instruments before settling on the two that interested him most: trumpet and piano. With a solid foundation in Jazz and Classical music, Daniel began to compose, drawing from the music he heard in Atlantic Canada and in New Orleans. He has composed music for several short films, but "Study of a Manhattan Subway" is his first published piece. This composition expresses the various moods of New York City, where he currently resides.
Serge Filiatreault (b. 1958)
Serge Filiatreault holds a degree in trombone and has been, for more than 20 years, a teacher of trombone and low brass. In addition to many years as a freelance musician and clinician, Filiatreault has performed as a member of the brass quartet 4 Cast, music director of the Kwazulu-Natal Youth Orchestra (in South Africa), and trombonist with the Kwazulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra and l'Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières. Some of his compositions have been broadcast and performed in concert. Of particular note are his performances in the company of artists such as Shirley Bassey, Helmut Lotti, The Three Tenors and Zubin Mehta.
Hubert Tersteeg (1928-2016)
Bert Tersteeg was a long-time professor in the Music Dept., and a founder of the University of Prince Edward Island. Throughout his life he was active as a performer, teacher, administrator and composer. There are few musical organizations on PEI that have not been influenced by Bert to some degree. Bert composed and arranged many pieces for piano, brass ensemble, string quartet and other ensembles.