G. Welton Marquis

G. (George) Welton Marquis. Musicologist, administrator, b Walla Walla, Wash, 4 Mar 1916, d Ashland, Ore, 22 Feb 1985; MA (Whitman) 1942, PH D (Southern California) 1950.

Marquis, G. Welton

G. (George) Welton Marquis. Musicologist, administrator, b Walla Walla, Wash, 4 Mar 1916, d Ashland, Ore, 22 Feb 1985; MA (Whitman) 1942, PH D (Southern California) 1950. He was an arranger-composer-conductor 1937-41 in Hollywood and was head 1951-4 of the Music Dept of Northern Illinois U, dean 1954-8 of the School of Music, Women's College of the University of North Carolina, and a Fulbright Professor 1957-8 at the University of Oslo. He served 1958-71 as head of the Dept of Music of the University of British Columbia and continued to teach music history and theory there until 1977. In 1967 he gave the CAPAC-MacMillan lecture at the RCMT Summer School. He was a president 1969-71 of CAUSM. Marquis was an outstanding teacher and an expert in early music and music theory.

Writings

'Our musical education - a professional view,' Community Arts Council News and Calendar, vol 12, Feb 1961

'Music - a serious school subject,' CME, vol 5, Mar-Apr 1964

Twentieth Century Music Idioms (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1964)

'Canadian music at the University of British Columbia,' CanComp, 2, Aug 1965

Yes Sir, That's My Wolfgang: An Irreverent History of Music (Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967)

'Canadian music education,' CanComp, 21, Sep 1967

'Voice from the West,' CanComp, 38, Mar 1969

'Introducing CAUSM,' College Music Symposium, vol 10, 1970