William (Acton) Bartlett. Consultant, educator, conductor, oboist, bassist, b Toronto 19 Nov 1931; ARCT 1955, B MUS (Toronto) 1955, Diploma in Education (Toronto) 1956. He studied privately with Eugene Bicknell 1945-6, Perry Bauman 1946-50, and Stanley Wood 1969-70. He served as head of music and taught band and strings 1956-70 at Midland Penetanguishene District High School, and while doing graduate studies in music education 1970-1 at the University of Western Ontario he taught music at A.B. Lucas High School in London, Ont. He joined the Faculty of Music at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1972, teaching music education, woodwinds, string bass, and conducting until 1977, when he was appointed music consultant for the provincial Dept of Education, a post he continued to hold in 1991. He was eastern research officer for the CMEA 1974-7. He began to serve as consultant in band training, as adjudicator, and as vice-president (Maritimes) for the Canadian Music Competitions in 1985.
Bartlett played professionally in Toronto 1947-56 on oboe, english horn, and string bass, including periods 1952-4 with the Benny Louis Band, 1952-5 for CBC radio, and 1953-5 with the COC. He performed with the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra as woodwind section leader and conductor 1972-7 and as conductor 1977-8, and became bass section leader in 1980.