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Jon Washburn

Jon (Spencer) Washburn. Choir conductor, viola da gambist, composer, b Rochelle, Ill, 4 Jul 1942; B SC music education (Illinois) 1965. Jon Washburn studied conducting at the University of Illinois and musicology at Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia.

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Samuel Prowse Warren

Samuel Prowse Warren. Organist, choirmaster, editor, composer, teacher, b Montreal 18 Feb 1841, d New York 7 Oct 1915. The oldest son of Samuel Russell Warren, he began studying the organ at 11 and gave his first recital at St Stephen's Chapel in Montreal.

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Vladimir Landsman

Landsman, Vladimir. Violinist, teacher, b Dushambe, USSR, 21 Dec 1941, naturalized Canadian 1981. He started studying the violin at five and, following David Oistrakh's recommendation, continued his studies at the Moscow Music School with Yuri Yankelevitch.

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Leslie Mann

Mann, Leslie (Douglas). Composer, clarinetist, b Edmonton 13 Aug 1923, d Balmoral, Man, 7 Dec 1977. Though he took lessons in clarinet at 13 and in composition at 15, he was largely self-taught.

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CBC Opera Company

CBC Opera Company. Founded in 1948 to perform on the radio series 'CBC Wednesday Night'. Under the chairmanship of Charles Jennings the company was administered by Harry Boyle, Terence Gibbs (producer), Nicholas Goldschmidt (conductor), Geoffrey Waddington (music adviser), and Arnold Walter.

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Lawrence Cluderay

Lawrence (Rushby) Cluderay. Organist, choir conductor, critic, b Leeds 1 Dec 1907; FRCO, ARCM. He studied in England with H.P. Richardson and Sir Edward Bairstow. He emigrated to Canada in 1947 and settled in Vancouver, where, save for a short stay 1960-1 in Calgary, he remained.

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Paul-Émile Corbeil

Paul-Émile Corbeil. Bass, radio producer, actor, producer, b Montreal 5 Oct 1908, d there 10 Jan 1965. While studying with Salvator Issaurel, he received a grant in 1928 and trophies in 1928 and 1929 from the Delphic Study Club.

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Ruth Cansfield

Ruth Cansfield, dancer, choreographer, artistic director, company founder, administrator, educator (born in England 1960). Ruth Cansfield came with her family to Amherst, Massachusetts, before arriving in Winnipeg.

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Charles Marchand

Charles Marchand. Baritone, folklorist, b St-Paul-L'Ermite, near Montreal, 10 Jun 1890, d Montreal 1 May 1930. He was educated at L'Assomption and Rigaud colleges prior to settling in Hull in 1910 as a federal civil servant.

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Marilyn Engle

(Judith) Marilyn Engle. Pianist, teacher, b Calgary 27 Jul 1946; B MUS (Juilliard) 1969, M SC MUS (Juilliard) 1970, MA (New York) 1975. Marilyn Engle's piano studies in Calgary with Gladys Egbert and in New York with Ilona Kabos led to first prizes in the 1966 CBC Talent Festival and the 1969 J.S.

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Glenn Ford

Glenn Ford, born Gwyllyn Ford, actor (b at Québec City 1 May 1916; d at Beverly Hills, Ca 30 Aug 2006). Glenn Ford's family moved to Venice, Ca, in 1922 and became permanent US residents. He attended the Santa Monica High School, where he performed in theatre.

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Brian Cherney

Brian Cherney. Composer, teacher, b Peterborough, Ont, 4 Sep 1942; ARCT 1961, B MUS (Toronto) 1964, M MUS (Toronto) 1967, PH D (Toronto) 1974. His interest in composition began in childhood.

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Rosabelle Jones

Rosabelle Jones (b Smith). Pianist, harpsichordist, librettist, teacher, b Truro, NS, 26 Jul 1922, d Dec 1995; Licentiate (Mount Allison Conservatory) 1942, B MUS (Mount Allison) 1946. Rosabelle Jones was a pupil of Max Pirani in Toronto in 1947 and Yvonne Lefebure in Paris in 1949.

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Eric Wilson

Eric (James) Wilson. Cellist, teacher, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 23 Sep 1949; B MUS (Juilliard) 1972, M MUS (Juilliard) 1973, D MUS (Juilliard) 1979. He studied in Winnipeg 1955-9 with Kenneth Murphy, 1959-60 with Peggie Sampson, and 1960-5 with Claude Kenneson.

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Gérard Paradis

Gérard Paradis. Tenor, actor, b Montreal 9 Feb 1921. He studied singing with Céline Marier, Pauline Donalda, Salvator Issaurel, and Albert Cornellier, and piano and solfège with Marie-Thérèse Paquin.

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Michel Perrault

Perrault, Michel (Brunet). Composer, conductor, percussionist, teacher, b Montreal 20 Jul 1925. He first studied theory and timpani with Louis Decair at the McGill Conservatory 1941-3 and later enrolled at the CMM where he studied oboe 1943-4 with Réal Gagnier.

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Romain-Octave Pelletier II

Romain-Octave II Pelletier (Peltier). Producer, critic, violinist, b St-Lambert, near Montreal, 26 Aug 1904, d there 11 Jan 1968; BA (Montreal) 1924, LL B (Montreal) 1927. After studies in law 1924-7 at the University of Montreal he became a notary and practised that profession 1928-33.