Stanley McCartney. Clarinetist, teacher, b Vancouver 15 Mar 1930. He first studied clarinet in Vancouver with Bernard Temoin. He continued his studies in New York in 1953 with Daniel Bonade and later in Cleveland with Robert Marcellus. He was principal clarinet with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra 1953-6 and then played with the CBC Symphony Orchestra in Toronto. He joined the TSO in 1964, becoming assistant and later principal clarinet and held the latter position until 1980. He was principal clarinet 1981-5 in the Hamilton Philharmonic, and assumed the same position with the COC orchestra in 1985. In addition he performed as principal clarinet in the Stratford Festival orchestra throughout the 1960s. McCartney joined the Toronto Woodwind Quintet in 1960 and remained with the group until it ceased its activities in 1978. He has appeared as a soloist with the TS and the Hamilton Philharmonic, has been a guest artist with the Aeolian String Quartet (England), the Festival Singers, the Orford String Quartet, and the Voirin Ensemble, and has performed with the cellist Lynn Harrell. In 1982 and 1990 he appeared at the Scotia Festival as a soloist and faculty member. He gave the premiere of Murray Adaskin'sNocturne for solo clarinet at the 1978 International Clarinet Congress in Toronto and also premiered 8 Mar 1985 Ian McDougall'sConcerto for Clarinet and String Orchestra, which he had commissioned, with the CBC Vancouver Orchestra. In 1988, with the same orchestra, he recorded the McDougall Concerto (CBC SMCD-5094). He was a member of the teaching faculty for the NYO during the summer of 1967 and in 1978 began his annual association with the Courtenay Youth Music Centre as a faculty member and soloist. McCartney was an instructor at the University of Toronto 1972-80 and began teaching there again in 1982. His pupils hold positions in several Canadian orchestras. He has recorded Beethoven's Duo in C Major No. 1 with the bassoonist Norman Tobias (1970, CBC SM-147), is part of the ensemble for Schafer'sArcana (RCI 434/5-ACM 3), and is heard on the album New For Now Volume 2 - Clarinet (1971, Dominion S-69004).
See also Discography for the Toronto Woodwind Quintet.