Nicole Labelle

Nicole Labelle. Musicologist, teacher, pianist, organist, b Montreal 2 Jun 1946; B MUS (Montreal) 1967, M MUS (Montreal) 1970, premier prix history (CMM) 1973, D MUS (Sorbonne) 1978.

Labelle, Nicole

Nicole Labelle. Musicologist, teacher, pianist, organist, b Montreal 2 Jun 1946; B MUS (Montreal) 1967, M MUS (Montreal) 1970, premier prix history (CMM) 1973, D MUS (Sorbonne) 1978. She studied piano with Yvonne Hubert and organ with Françoise Aubut at the École Vincent-d'Indy 1963-70, and music history at the CMM with Andrée Desautels 1966-8 and 1970-3. From 1963 to 1966 she also attended the JMC Orford Art Centre where she studied with Norbert Dufourcq, among others. She taught the literature and history of music at the École Vincent-d'Indy 1973-4. During her stay in Paris 1974-6, she studied with Norbert Dufourcq (history) and Nadia Boulanger (analysis). She began teaching at the University of Ottawa in 1976. Her research has concentrated on French music from 1870 to 1945. In 1981 the Presses universitaires de France commissioned from her the study L'Oratorio for the collection 'Que sais-je?' which was published in 1983. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Albert Roussel's death, she published in 1987, in Paris, a critical edition of the Lettres et écrits of the composer, for which she was awarded the Prix René-Dumesnil of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Institut de France) the following year. Labelle has participated in several radio broadcasts in France and in Switzerland and has given lectures and delivered papers, notably during the international conference on Albert Roussel held at the Université Lumière-Lyon 2 in 1987. She is a founding member of the Association pour la Fondation Albert Roussel (Tourcoing, France). She has written program notes for the NACO 1976-80, and articles and reviews in various periodicals, including the Revue internationale de musique française. Her doctoral thesis, 'Les Différents styles de la musique religieuse en France: le psaume de 1539 à 1572,' was published by the Institute of Mediaeval Music (Henryville, Penn, and Ottawa 1981). She is a regular guest jury member at the CMM and the CMQ.