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Kraus, Greta

Greta Kraus. Harpsichordist, pianist, accompanist, teacher, b Vienna 3 Aug 1907, naturalized Canadian 1944, d Toronto, 30 Mar 1998. She entered the Vienna Academy of Music in 1923 and received a Music Teacher's Diploma in 1930.

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Eric McLean

Eric (Donald) McLean. Critic, historian, pianist, b Montreal 25 Sep 1919, d there 19 Aug 2002; honorary LL D (Concordia) 1995.

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Joseph-Élie Savaria

Joseph-Élie Savaria. Organist, teacher, b Lachine, near Montreal, 16 Dec 1886, d Montreal 4 Oct 1973; lauréat (AMQ) 1903. He studied piano, solfège, and harmony with Jean-Noël Charbonneau.

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Ranald Shean

Ranald Shean. Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Edmonton 6 May 1914; d 12 Apr 1997. Ranald Shean took violin lessons in Edmonton with Percy Humphrey, followed by study in Vancouver in the 1930s with Gregori Garbovitsky.

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Myke Roy

Roy, Myke. Composer, recording engineer, b Trois-Rivières, Que, 2 Jul 1950; B MUS composition (Montreal) 1975, M MUS composition (Montreal) 1980, D MUS composition (Montreal) 1989.

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Jules Martel

Jules Martel. Choir conductor, musicologist, historian, editor, b Acton Vale, near St-Hyacinthe, Que, 23 Feb 1905, d Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que, 8 May 1981; honorary D MUS (Ottawa) 1974.

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Ruth Rubin

Ruth (b Rivkah) Rubin (b Rosenblatt). Folksinger, ethnomusicologist, collector, b Montreal 1 Sep 1906. Born to Jewish parents who had immigrated to Canada from Russia, she sang during her youth in Montreal but only began to study seriously after she moved to New York in the 1920s.

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Pierre Ayot

Pierre Ayot, engraver and multidisciplinary artist (b at Montréal 26 Jun 1943; d at Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Qc 2 May 1995). He studied engraving with Albert Dumouchel at Montréal's École des Beaux-arts, where he began teaching in 1963.

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Paul Théberge

Théberge, Paul. Composer, teacher, b Brunswick, Me, 26 Sep 1953, naturalized Canadian 1989; BA (Dalhousie) 1976, MA (Concordia) 1987. He moved to Canada in 1971.

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Carol Spier

Carol Spier, production designer, art director (born in Manitoba). Carol Spier earned a BA in interior design from the University of Manitoba. She began her professional career as an interior designer for a Winnipeg architect.

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Linda Muir

Linda Muir, costume designer. Linda Muir is an award-winning costume designer whose work spans theatre, television and some of the top Canadian movies. In the early 1980s she received a Canada Council grant, which led to her serve as a visiting designer at the Half Moon Theatre in East London.

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Richard Day

Richard Day, art director (born at Victoria, BC 9 May 1896; died at Los Angeles 23 May 1972). Richard Day, an illustrator and a captain in the Canadian army during the First World War, decided to try his luck in 1920s Hollywood.

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Graham Townsend Jr

Graham Jr (Gray) Townsend. Singer-songwriter, pianist, b 2 May 1975. Gray Townsend was a member of the Graham Townsend Show, and accompanied his father at the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in 1998. He has also done solo work.

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Lilias Newton

Lilias Newton, née Torrance, portrait painter (b at Montréal 3 Nov 1896; d there 10 Jan 1980). A witty and sophisticated portrait painter, Newton studied in London, Paris and Montréal.

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Marie-Aimée Varro

Marie-Aimée Varro (b Warrot). Pianist, b Brunoy, near Paris, 18 Feb 1915, naturalized Canadian 1960, d Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 14 Sep 1971. A 1930 graduate of the Paris Cons, she studied with Alfred Cortot and Robert Casadesus and later with Emil von Sauer in Vienna.

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Jeanne Gordon

Jeanne (b Ruby) Gordon. Contralto, b Wallaceburg, near Windsor, Ont, 26 Jan 1885, d Macon, Mo, 22 Feb 1952; ATCM. [The corrected birthdate is a result of research by J.B. McPherson.] Her only teacher was Albert Ham, with whom she studied while attending Toronto's Havergal College.

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Prairie Oyster

Prairie Oyster. Country-rock band. It was formed in Toronto in 1975 by Keith Glass (guitar), Denis Delorme (pedal steel guitar), Russell deCarle (vocals, bass guitar), and others, and worked locally (notably at the Horseshoe Tavern) until 1978.

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William Perehudoff

William Perehudoff, painter (b at Langham, Sask, 21 Apr, 1918; d at Saskatoon 26 Feb, 2013). Though he lived most of his adult life in Saskatoon, he left the Prairies as a young man to study art.