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Michela Comparey


Brass With Bras: Gender Stereotyping In Classical Music

My debut article with Musical Toronto earned over 5000 hits in the first week it was posted. 

Full list of articles I authored available here:


I designed and wrote the content for this website to promote the ensemble.

I designed and wrote the content for this website with a younger audience in mind to promote myself as a private teacher.

I contributed much of the content, but not the design, to this website. 

Contact information: or (647) 515-9629

Driven, organized, and creative professional with demonstrated experience in writing content, event planning, and online communications. Diverse experience in a variety of fields fostered excellent skills in communication, multitasking, budgeting, research, and collaboration.
Work Experience:


The Arts Advocate Report: 2013-2016

Social Media Manager and Researcher

  • Grew followers by over 35% in a year by developing and implementing a social media strategy

  • Managed and wrote content, tracked analytics of views and shares to increase engagement

  • Planned and executed all the logistics of a symposium attended by 90 people

  • Coordinated live-stream of the symposium viewed by over 600 people

  • Managed a paid subscriber database and distribution program (Mailchimp and Microsoft Excel)

  • Responsible for timely updates of website content (using Wordpress)

Micheline McKay+ Associates: 2013-2016

Associate Consultant

  • Researched statistics and facts and contributed to client reports, improved accuracy of information

  • Coordinated focus groups and administered a SurveyMonkey survey as part of an external program review


Freelance Musician, Tuba, Trombone, and Euphonium: 2012-current

  • Writing and communications: corresponded with venue management and artistic directors for bookings and programming; created an electronic press kit, website (using, and social media assets for the Euba Quartet and independent freelance work

  • Grant writing: Successfully applied for a Toronto Arts Council grant worth $4500 on behalf of the Euba Quartet

  • Management and organization: coordinated rehearsals and personnel, sought and booked performances, maintained constantly changing schedule of freelance work and deadlines

  • Financial responsibility and budgeting: set up a business accounting system using Microsoft Excel and ExpressInvoice, projected and updated budgets and financial records 2015-2016


Canadian Armed Forces: 2009-current

Tuba Player/Head Librarian

  • Interacted with hundreds of people as part of public outreach after concerts and events such as the military display at the Canadian National Exhibition

  • Duties as a librarian included distributing and tracking music, creating a system for intake and re-filing of music, and maintaining organization of the music library resulting in smoother day-to-day operations

  • Initiated and oversaw a project to create an electronic catalogue of over 20 000 holdings


Canadian Forces Logistics and Training Centre, Music Division: 2014-2016

Tuba Instructor

  • Supervised courses of up to 40 students at a time.

  • Organized and ran team sports for all students on a regular basis to improve morale

  • Created new teaching tools such as practice logs to better prepare students for evaluations, leading to an 100% student success rate

  • Trained for and assumed Course Director duties

  • Wrote and delivered the ‘How to Practice’ lecture and supporting handouts

  • Contributed to a program revision and subsequent restructuring including developing new methods and forms for evaluation, leading to more efficient training

Memorial University of Newfoundland: 2011-2013

Per-Course Instructor

  • Designed the syllabus and delivered content of undergraduate level courses

  • Created method for evaluating students and reported grades

Core Competencies:
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)

  • Website administration: Wordpress, Wix

  • Marketing/Social Media Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Hootsuite, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, EventBrite, Google Analytics

  • Database management: Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets

  • Cloud-based information storage: Dropbox and Google Drive



2016-2017 Master of Science: Occupational Therapy, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Voluntarily withdrew in good standing, May 2017


2011-2013 Master of Music, Tuba Performance and Pedagogy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Graduated as a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies


2007-2011 Bachelor of Music, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB

Awarded the Mount Allison Graduate Award for Contribution to the Music Program

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