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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.

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Joseph Lyonnais

Joseph Lyonnais, (Bossu or Bossue, dit Lyonnais). Violin maker, instrumentalist, conductor, teacher, b Quebec City 28 Nov 1821, d there 6 Jan 1889. He learned the craft of violin making from his uncle, Pierre-Olivier, after 1835.

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Phillips Motley

Phillips (Carey) Motley. Organist-choirmaster, conductor, b Montreal 12 Jul 1912; BA (McGill) 1934, LRSM 1935, B MUS (Toronto) 1939, FRCCO 1940. Studies in Montreal with R.F.L.

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John Kuchmy

John Kuchmy. Violinist, pianist, b Winnipeg 28 June 1912, naturalized UK 1973, d New Malden, Surrey, Eng, 20 Dec 1988. John Kuchmy studied violin under John Waterhouse and piano with Leonard Heaton in Manitoba.

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Diane Oxner

Diane Oxner. Soprano, teacher, b Lunenburg, NS, 10 Nov 1928; B MUS (Curtis) 1954. Her mother, Pearl Young Oxner (1899-1968), was active locally for 50 years as a contralto, a teacher, and the conductor of the Lunenburg Male Choir, which performed at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

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Ulysse Paquin

Ulysse Paquin. Bass, b Alpena, Mich, 20 Jul 1885, d Montreal 16 Nov 1972. He took his classical studies with the Jesuits, first in Chicago and then in Montreal. He was a bank manager, but left the world of finance in 1913 to embark on a singing career.

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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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