Mr. Cormier is in high demand as a solo performer, chamber musician, accompanist, studio musician, adjudicator, and as a teacher. He has won top honours at The Newfoundland Music Festival, The Nova Scotia Music Festival, The Newfoundland Arts and Letters Competition and has been awarded grants from The Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council and Acadia University. Born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Eugene received his Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Acadia University under the guidance of Ken Davidson. After completing his degree he travelled to Toronto, where he did graduate studies with Eli Kassner.
He has also attended masterclasses/studied with: David Russell, David Tanenbaum, Alvaro Pierri, Pavel Steidl, Dale Kavanaugh, Hubert Kappel, Bruce Holzman, Stephen Robinson, Gerald Garcia, Chris Stell, Sylvie Proulx and Stephan Fentok. Eugene is the founder of The New Halifax Guitar Society, The Halifax Guitar Festival and The Halifax Guitar Trio. He currently teaches classroom guitar, classical guitar, music technology, preliminary rudiments and guitar ensemble at Acadia University. Eugene has most recently taken part in Acadia's "MusicPath" Program and teaches in the summer at the International Acadia Guitar Festival.