Shirantha Beddage is a baritone saxophonist, composer, and faculty member in the Bachelor of Music program. He has released three critically acclaimed albums as leader, including the JUNO-nominated recordings “Identity” and “Momentum”. His compositional skills have won him accolades from the Montreal Jazz Festival and placements in the Emmy-winning TV series “Fargo”. In the Bachelor of Music program, Shirantha teaches courses in Music Theory and Large Ensemble. His innovative teaching methods have earned him national recognition as an Apple Distinguished Educator. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Studies from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from William Paterson University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber.
As a secondee within Teaching + Learning, Shirantha loves to help faculty use technology more effectively by creating Panopto videos, facilitating conversations with teachers, and hosting the Staff Lounge.