Myriam Joyal started playing bassoon at Jean-Raimbault High School in Drummondville in 2005. After her studies at the CEGEP of Drummond where she received a scholarship, she continued her musical training at the Conservatoire de Musique de Québec with Richard Gagnon for her bachelor's degree. In 2016, she was accepted at Temple University in Philadelphia with a scholarship for the master's degree in the class of William Short. Back in Quebec, Myriam completes her musical studies in 2019 with a graduate degree in performance at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University with Stéphane Lévesque.
Myriam has participated in various summer programs, including Domaine Forget (2014, 2015), the Orford Academy Chamber Music Program (2017) and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2018, 2019).
Throughout her career, Myriam has shared her knowledge and passion for the bassoon and oboe in several high schools across Quebec. She currently teaches at Collège Notre-Dame and at her former high school.
Photo: Ghyslain Bergeron