Lamarche, André. Composer, teacher, b Montreal 8 Sep 1954; B MUS composition (Laval) 1976, M MUS composition (Laval) 1978, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (RNCM) 1981. After studies at Laval University 1973-8, he continued his training at the RNCM 1979-81. He taught ear training 1976-8 and composition 1978-9 at Laval University. In 1979 he won the Robert Fleming Award. He settled in Montreal in 1981, the year he joined the faculty at UQAM; he was named director of the music module in 1987. He first drew public attention with a Fantaisie for chamber orchestra (1981) broadcast on CBC radio. There followed a song cycle for soprano and piano (1982), a Toccata for violin and piano (1983), a Trio for violin, cello, and piano (1985), and eight works for various instruments and piano for the International Stepping Stones of the Canadian Music Competitions (1986). Other works include Variations for piano (1974), Isanne for soprano, speaker, double choir and orchestra (1977), and Mira, an opera in two acts (1981).