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Richard Cooke

Richard (Westall) Cooke. Business executive, volunteer-administrator, choirmaster, b Leeds 28 Apr 1903, d Winnipeg 11 Jul 1982. Brought to Canada at seven, he sang as a child in Manitoba church choirs. Prior to 1964 he served as choirmaster in four Winnipeg Anglican churches successively.

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Joseph Bonnet

Joseph (Élie Georges Marie) Bonnet. Organist, teacher, composer, b Bordeaux 17 Mar 1884, d Ste-Luce, near Rimouski, Que, 2 Aug 1944; premier prix (Paris Cons) 1906.

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Maurice Blackburn

(Joseph Albert) Maurice Blackburn. Composer, conductor, sound editor for film, string instrument builder, musical adviser, b Quebec City 22 May 1914, d Montreal 29 Mar 1988; lauréat piano (Laval) 1939.

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Marie Bottrell

Marie Bottrell. Singer, songwriter, b London, Ont, 1961. She wrote songs as a child and sang with her brother, sister and sister-in-law in the Whitestone Country Band, in her early teens. At 17 she began recording for the Mercey Brothers' MBS label.

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Michèle Boucher

Michèle Boucher. Soprano, b Shawinigan, Que, 8 Jun 1948; premier prix voice (CMM) 1976. After piano studies she studied singing at the Conservatoire de Hull 1969-72 with Gaston Germain, then at the CMM 1973-76 with Pierre Mollet and Linda Narducci.

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Jay Armin

Jay (James) Armin. Teacher, violinist, b Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 11 Jan 1915 - Toronto, 12 July 2008; BA (Manitoba) 1947, Associate in music PAED (Western Ontario) 1953.

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Anne Lauber

Anne Lauber. Composer, teacher, b Zurich, Switzerland, 28 Jul 1943, naturalized Canadian 1972; M MUS composition (Montreal) 1982, D MUS composition (Montreal) 1986.

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William E. Benjamin

William E. (Emmanuel) Benjamin. Theorist, musicologist, composer, b. Montreal 7 Dec 1944; B MUS (McGill) 1965, MFA (Princeton) 1968, PH D (Princeton) 1975. He studied piano at the CMM and in 1966 won a Woodrow Wilson national fellowship, the first of several such awards.

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Dwight Bennett

(Alfred) Dwight Bennett. Conductor, teacher, b Peterborough, Ont, 28 Dec 1945; ARCT piano 1967, B MUS (Toronto) 1968, M MUS music education (Toronto) 1969.

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Pierre Brabant

Pierre Brabant, pianist, composer (born 26 August 1925 in Montréal, QC; died 29 August 2014 in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC).

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Irène Brisson

Irène Brisson (b Jourinn). Teacher, musicologist, broadcaster, b Paris 20 Jan 1946, naturalized Canadian 1975; premier prix history (Paris Cons) 1969, premier prix musicology (Paris Cons) 1971.

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Paul Brodie

Paul (Zion) Brodie. Saxophonist, teacher, b Montreal 11 Apr 1934, d Toronto 19 Nov 2007; B MUS (Michigan), M MUS (Michigan) 1958. Paul Brodie studied clarinet in high school and played with the Regina Lions Junior Band.

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Harold Brown

Harold Douglas Brown, pianist, coach (born 28 October 1917 in Wynyard, SK; died 4 January 2011 in Burnaby, BC).

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Charlotte Cadoret

Charlotte (Augustine) Cadoret (Sister St-Jean-du-Sacré-Coeur, Congregation of Notre-Dame). Educator, composer, pianist, (Newark, NJ, to Canadian parents, Feb 29, 1908 - Montreal, March 7, 1995). Teaching certificate (Montreal) 1928, B.Mus. (ibid.) 1931, L.Mus. (ibid.) 1941.

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Skip Beckwith

Skip (b Charles Frederick Pearson) Beckwith. Bassist, arranger, composer, producer, b Sydney, NS, 1 Oct 1939. In his teens he studied piano at the Martime Conservatory of Music and played string bass at a musician-run, Halifax jazz club, 777 Barrington Street.

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Joseph Beaulieu

Joseph Beaulieu. Teacher, folklorist, composer, b Mattawa, Ont, 21 May 1895, d North Bay, Ont, 1 Oct 1965; B MUS (Montreal) 1942.

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Dorothy Bee

Dorothy (Williamina) Bee. Piano teacher, editor, bassist, b Lemberg, near Regina, 1 Nov 1910, d Regina 20 Sep 1986; ATCM 1928, LAB 1931. She studied piano 1928-31 with William M.

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Nancy Paisley Benn

(Anne) Nancy Paisley Benn (b Paisley). Teacher, conductor, b London 7 Dec 1894, d Vancouver 23 Oct 1972; LRAM ca 1911. She studied and taught piano and voice in England before coming to Canada ca 1920 with her husband, also a pianist.

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Charles Bird

Charles (Albert) Bird. Conductor, administrator, french hornist, b Beccles, Suffolk, England, 31 Jul 1890, d Stratford, Ont, 8 Dec 1961. He joined the British army in 1906, studied at the RMSM (Kneller Hall), and served in India.