Catherine Mitro is a full-time professor in Humber College’s renowned music department and has been active in education for more than 40 years. Catherine founded Humber’s Community Music School in 1980, working closely with leading musicians and educators to build the school’s current national and international reputation for innovative jazz education. The recipient of several national and international awards, Catherine has been inducted into the MusicFest Canada Hall of Fame and was recently nominated for the prestigious Premier’s Awards for Outstanding College Graduates. Catherine is also the director of Humber’s Jazz Performance Certificate program and managing director of Youth Jazz Canada.