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Edward B. Moogk

Edward B. (Balthasar) Moogk. Recorded-sound archivist, discographer, broadcaster, b Weston (later part of Metropolitan Toronto) 15 Jul 1914, d London, Ont, 18 Dec 1979. He had piano lessons as a child and played drums 1938-43 with the Bob Donelle and Willis Tipping dance bands.

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Ronald Napier

Ronald (Richard) Napier. Administrator, editor, b London 9 Feb 1921. He studied 1947-8 at the GSM and moved to Toronto in 1948. He joined BMI Canada (PRO Canada) in 1956 and served 1959-69 as head of publishing and thereafter as manager of Concert Music Administration until his retirement in 1984.

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Joseph-Julien Perrault

Joseph-Julien Perrault. Choirmaster, composer, b Montreal 8 or 18 May 1826, d Varennes, near Montreal, 22 Aug 1866. He studied theology 1844-7 at the Grand séminaire de Montréal and 1847-9 at the Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice in Paris. He was ordained a priest in Paris in 1849.

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Jay Rahn

(Douglas) Jay (Philip) Rahn. Ethnomusicologist, musicologist, music theorist, b St Catharines Ont 28 Dec 1947; B MUS (Toronto) 1969; MA, M PHIL (Columbia) 1972, PH D (Columbia) 1978.

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Albert Dumouchel

Albert Dumouchel, printmaker, teacher (b at Bellerive, Qué 15 Apr 1916; d at Montréal 11 Jan 1971). He studied etching and lithography in Paris. In Montréal in 1945, he participated in the "cadavres

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James Norcop

James Michael Norcop, administrator, baritone (born 29 September 1930 in Oxnard, California). James Norcop came to Canada in 1965 to manage the Vancouver Opera and began a long career developing and mentoring young talent. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to work with the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, and served as the founding executive director of Coordinated Arts Services. He stablished two awards at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and is a founding board member of the Art Song Foundation of Canada. The Concours musical international de Montréal established the $50,000 'James Norcop' Career Development Grant in his honour.

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Bernie Piltch

Bernie (Bernard David) Piltch. Saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, b Montreal 12 Aug 1927, d Toronto 7 Apr 1983. He took clarinet lessons from Herbert Pye at the TCM (RCMT) in the 1940s and was a composition pupil of Gordon Delamont in the 1950s.

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Max Pirani

Max (Gabriel) Pirani. Pianist, teacher, b Melbourne 4 Aug 1898, d London 5 Aug 1975. His studies at the Melbourne Cons and later with Max Vogrich in New York preceded the formation (1923) of the Pirani Trio with the violinist Leila Doubleday (later Pirani) and the cellist Charles Hambourg.

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Monte Keene Pishny-Floyd

Pishny-Floyd, Monte Keene. Composer, teacher, b Oklahoma City, 4 Nov 1941; B MUS (Oklahoma City) 1964, M MUS composition (Oklahoma) 1965, PH.D composition (ESM, Rochester) 1972. He began composing at six and played trombone as a student.

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Powwow Singers

Powwows feature distinct music that is recognized by many as the central, unifying feature of these culturally meaningful gatherings.

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Offenbach

One of Québec’s most influential and popular rock bands, the progressive blues-rock group Offenbach have been credited with successfully adapting the French language to the hard rhythms of American rock.

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George Proctor

George (Alfred) Proctor. Musicologist, teacher, administrator, violinist, b Toronto 13 May 1931, d London, Ont, 5 Dec 1985; ARCT 1950, BA (McMaster) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1956, PH D (ESM, Rochester) 1960. He was a pupil of John A. Montague and Kathleen Parlow at the RCMT.

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Ray Nurse

Ray Nurse. Lutenist, builder and restorer of period string instruments, bass, b New Westminster, BC, 1 Feb 1947.

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Jack Humphrey

Jack Weldon Humphrey, painter (b at Saint John 12 Jan 1901; d there 23 Mar 1967). Humphrey was the most significant eastern Canadian painter of his generation. He studied under Charles Hawthorne at NY's National Academy of Design

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Charles O'Neill

Charles O'Neill. Bandmaster, composer, teacher, organist, cornetist, b Duntocher, near Glasgow, of Irish parents, 31 Aug 1882, d Quebec City 9 Sep 1964; diploma RMSM (Kneller Hall) 1909, B MUS (McGill) 1914, D MUS (McGill) 1924.

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Eugene Plawutsky

Eugene Plawutsky. Pianist, conductor, teacher, b Montreal 11 Dec 1945; L MUS (McGill) 1966, B MUS (McGill) 1967, MA musicology (Toronto) 1971.

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Jason Priestley

Jason Bradford Priestley, actor, director, producer (born at Vancouver 28 Aug 1969). Jason Priestley, who graduated from Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver, is best known for his work in American film and television.

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Stewart Henbest Capper

Stewart Henbest Capper, architect, educator, army officer (b at London, Eng Dec 1859; d at Cairo, Egypt 8 Jan 1925). He graduated in classics from Edinburgh University 1880 and in 1884 entered the École des beaux-arts, Paris. Returning to Edinburgh 1887, he soon set up his own practice.