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Alfred Bryan

Alfred Bryan. Songwriter, lyricist, b Brantford, Ont, 15 Sep 1871, d Gladstone, NJ, 1 Apr 1958. Raised in Brantford and from 1886 in London, Ont, Alfred Bryan attended the Collegiate Institute before moving to Chicago, working as a newspaper reporter.

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Alfred Paré

(Adélard) Alfred (Étienne) Paré, violinist, baritone (born 10 January 1829 in Québec City; dead there 18 Dec 1916).

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Allan Burt

(William) Allan Burt. Baritone, b Toronto 11 Aug 1897, d there 6 Sep 1957. After study with Edward Broome in Toronto, he won a scholarship to work with Vladimir Rosing in the Opera Department of the ESM.

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Allan Monk

Allan James Monk, OC, baritone (born 19 August 1942 in Mission, BC). Allan Monk is a lyric baritone acclaimed for the versatility and clarity of his voice, and his characterization and resourcefulness as an actor in opera.

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Allan, N. Fraser

Allan, N. (Norman) Fraser. Songwriter, pianist, fl Toronto 1911-40. Known to have been a pupil of W.O. Forsyth, Allan played piano for the Dumbells and, with his partner, the comedian Stanley Bennett, participated in some of that troupe's later productions.

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Allister MacGillivray

John Allister MacGillivray, CM, songwriter, guitarist, folklorist, author, record producer (born 17 January 1948 in Glace Bay, NS). Allister MacGillivray’s songs are largely Celtic in style and Maritime in flavour, including his best-known work, “Song for the Mira,” which has become a standard in the Celtic repertoire and something of an anthem in Nova Scotia. He accompanied such acts as John Allan Cameron and Ryan’s Fancy before focusing exclusively on songwriting and producing. He has worked with such East Coast stalwarts as Buddy MacMaster and Men of the Deeps, and his songs have been covered by The Barra MacNeils, John McDermott and Anne Murray, among many others.

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Alys Robi

Alys (Alice) Robi (b Robitaille). Singer, (b Quebec City 3 Feb 1923, d 28 May 2011). As a child she made debuts in Quebec City at the Capitol Theatre (in the revue Ten Nights in a Bar Room ) and on radio stations CHRC and CKCV.

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Amanda Marshall

Amanda Meta Marshall, singer, songwriter (b at Toronto, 29 Aug 1972). Marshall began performing at age 16 and was discovered 2 years later by Toronto guitarist Jeff Healey, whose drummer, Tom Stephen, eventually became her manager.

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Amanda Marshall

Amanda Meta Marshall. Singer, songwriter, b Toronto 29 Aug 1972. Marshall began performing at age 16 and was discovered two years later by Toronto guitarist Jeff Healey, whose drummer, Tom Stephen, eventually became her manager.

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Amos Garrett

Amos Garrett. Guitarist, singer, trombonist, b Detroit 26 Nov 1941. He was taken at five to Toronto, where he studied trombone at the RCMT, and then at 12 to Montreal, where he began playing guitar.

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Amy Sky

​Amy Sky, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, television host (born 24 Sep 1960 in Toronto, ON), B MUS (Toronto) 1982.

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André Jobin

André Jobin, tenor, actor, stage designer (born 20 January 1933 in Québec, QC). The son of tenor, Raoul Jobin, André began his artistic training in Paris, France. André had a successful career as a singer and actor, and he performed in operas and operettas throughout Europe and North America (see Opera Performance).

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André Lortie

André Lortie, tenor (born 11 May 1930 in Montreal, Quebec). André Lortie handled tragic roles as easily as comic parts. His performances of Beppe in I Pagliacci and Spoletta in Tosca established his reputation in Canada as a singer of character roles.

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André Turp

André Turp. Tenor, b Montreal 21 Dec 1925, d there 25 Feb 1991. He took voice lessons from Édouard Woolley and Frank H. Rowe and then worked at the CMM with Ruzena Herlinger. He was awarded a Quebec government grant in 1949 and went to Italy to study with Hélène Vita.

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Andrew MacMillan

Andrew MacMillan. Bass-baritone, stage director, b Glasgow 22 Nov 1914, d Toronto 7 Feb 1967. His family moved to Canada ca 1916 and settled in Montreal where, at 17, he began studies with Finlay Campbell. In the 1930s he sang in light opera and oratorio productions in Montreal.

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Andy Kim

Andy Kim (born Andrew Youakim; also known as Baron Longfellow), songwriter, singer (born 5 December 1946 or 1952 in Montreal, QC). Andy Kim is one of Canada’s most successful singer-songwriters. He started out as a teenager writing songs for a television show and thus drew comparisons to Paul Anka and Neil Diamond. His hugely successfully pop hits — such as “Sugar, Sugar,” “Rock Me Gently,” “Baby I love You” and “How’d We Ever Get This Way” — have sold more than 30 million copies. He was the inaugural winner of the Juno Award for Top Male Vocalist in 1970 and enjoyed moderate success as Baron Longfellow in the 1980s and 1990s. Kim has been inducted into the Billboard Hit Parade Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (for “Sugar, Sugar”), Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.