2022 Adjudicators

Michael Bloss

PIANO – Level 9

MICHAEL BLOSS has developed a celebrated reputation for animated performances, sensitive collaborative playing and illuminative coaching of keyboard and choral disciplines. This reputation especially extends to numerous local, provincial and national festival adjudications. Using clear and effective pedagogy, he is passionate about encouraging developing musicians of every age to realize their unique expressive potentials.

In an enviable career of touring, performing and recording throughout the world, he was the first Canadian to be awarded the designation of Preisträger at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany playing in Bach’s own church. J.S. Bach remains his first and best love.

Following respected tenures as a pastoral musician and educator at large multi-staff churches throughout the GTA and Michigan, he now is exploring the concept of regional, congregationally-led music ministry at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Grimsby, In his other passion of aviation, Michael serves as a First Officer B757/767 for Cargojet Airlines Ltd.