Concordia University Professor Mike Cartile studied at Vanier College and McGill University. Mike has played principal trumpet in productions such as Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Westside Story and many more at the Places des Arts.

As lead trumpet player for the Vic Vogel Big Band, Mike has performed with such legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme and Natalie Cole. Mike has recently recorded sound tracks for Barney’s Version and Cirque du Soleil. He is also a regular at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.