Carleton Elliott

Carleton (Weir) Elliott. Theorist, composer, choir conductor, b Welland, Ont, 15 Mar 1928, d Fredericton 24 Aug 2003; B MUS (Mount Allison) 1951, M MUS (Redlands, Cal) 1959; further studies in theory and choral conducting at Indiana University.

Elliott, Carleton

Carleton (Weir) Elliott. Theorist, composer, choir conductor, b Welland, Ont, 15 Mar 1928, d Fredericton 24 Aug 2003; B MUS (Mount Allison) 1951, M MUS (Redlands, Cal) 1959; further studies in theory and choral conducting at Indiana University. Carleton Elliott joined the faculty of Mount Allison University in 1951 and became the founder-director of the Mount Allison Conservatory Chorale in 1953 and the supervisor for Mount Allison Local Centre Examinations in Music in 1967, positions that he held until 1993. A charter member of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers Association, he was also an adjudicator at music festivals in the Atlantic region. The Mount Allison chamber choir was renamed the Elliott Chorale, first performing under that name 12 Nov 2003. Elliott wrote numerous choral works and a string quartet, but most of his published compositions were for young pianists, introducing them to various 20th-century techniques. His publishers were Leeds, Frederick Harris, and Waterloo. Two works were published by the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers Association. He was married to the pianist Patricia Grant Lewis Elliott.

Writings
Elliott, Carleton, et al. Arts in New Brunswick (New Brunswick 1967)


Further Reading

  • Hume, Kilby. "Carleton W. Elliott," The Canadian Music Teacher, Spring 2004