Dr. Eric Brisson

Eric BrissonPianist Eric Brisson holds a Doctorate degree in piano performance from the University of Montréal (2000), where he studied with Marc Durand. He also has worked with Leon Fleisher and Marek Jablonski at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), where he was enrolled in a master class series (1991-1997).

Dr. Brisson has performed in Canada since 1989 and has been a laureate in several national-level music competitions, among others the Canadian Music Competition (1st Prize winner in 1991 and 1992) and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Competition (3rd Prize, junior category, 1991). He has performed as soloist with the Canadian Music Competition Orchestra and the Sherbrooke Youth Orchestra, and has also performed numerous recitals in Montreal and Québec City, some of them radio broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Since moving to Winona in 2002, Dr. Brisson has been active both as recitalist and accompanist, and has been soloist with the Winona Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona and the WSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. In 2018, he completed a decade-long personal project to learn and perform all of Claude Debussy's solo piano music on the WSU campus. He is also employed as organist/pianist at Wesley United Methodist Church in Winona.

Dr. Brisson has an interest in instructional technologies for music. In 2001, he created and developed Pianopedia, an internet search engine dedicated to classical piano music. In 2014, he created and implemented the Music Theory question type for the Moodle learning management system. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from McGill University, completed in 2002.


  • Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance (1994)
    University of Montréal
  • Master of Music - Piano Performance (1996)
    University of Montréal
  • Doctor of Musical Arts - Piano Performance (2000)
    University of Montréal
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Science (2002)
    McGill University (Montréal, Qc)

Courses Taught

  • MUS 201, 202, 203, 204: Music Theory I, II, III, IV
  • MUS 120: Introduction to Music Theory
  • Piano Accompaniment