Ernie Porthouse

Ernest Porthouse A 35 year veteran with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Porthouse continues to play with the HPO as well as major orchestras, opera, theatre, jazz and latin groups across Southern Ontario. One of the few musicians who is well respected and comfortable in all genres of music. He is the co-founder of The Canadian Percussion Ensemble, an educational outreach presentation that has played over 550 shows in schools across the GTA/GHA/Niagara/Brant, to more than 100,000 students. Ernest is Professor of percussion studies at Redeemer University in Ancaster Ontario.