Jim Gelcer has led dual careers in music and technology. As a musician he's an award-winning and internationally acclaimed composer, producer, and recording artist. As founding partner of Gelcer Myhr Productions, a Toronto-based production house for film, television, and advertising music, Jim produced work for clients including CBC, Bell Canada, MuchMusic, Warner Music, McCain's, Dentyne, Reader's Digest, Virgin Records, and Labatt.
In his tech career, specializing in Internet technologies, Jim has managed cross-functional teams and projects for Internet Direct, EveryWare, Bell, Apple, IBM, Cisco, and Open Text. He was on the executive team of Harvard startup Noank Media Inc., a next-generation copyright licensing system for the legal distribution and transmission of digital works over the Internet, where he was instrumental in raising startup funding and signing critical content license agreements.
Jim acts as fundraising consultant to various non-profit organizations, including Canadian Spinal Research Organization and Small World Music, and is Chair of Fundraising for the Glenn Gould Foundation, whose Glenn Gould Prize is one of the world's most prestigious arts awards, with a list of distinguished laureates including Yehudi Menuhin, Oscar Peterson, Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Cohen, and Robert Lepage. Previously he has served on the boards of Toronto Summer Music, Via Salzburg, and Mariposa In The Schools.
In addition, Jim chairs the organizing committee for "Because God Loves Stories: The Alec Gelcer Memorial Storytelling Concert", an annual evening of stories and music at the Toronto Festival of Storytelling. Keynote speakers have included Michael Wex, Simcha Jacobovici, Ralph Benmergui, and Sandra Shamas.
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See below for links to Jim's music and yoga sites.