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Henri Pontbriand

Henri Pontbriand. Tenor, teacher, b Sorel, Que, 18 Jan 1894, d Rawdon, near Joliette, Que, 12 Jun 1969. After training as a naval draughtsman he moved to Montreal in 1912 and took lessons from Albert Clerk-Jeannotte (voice) and Victoria Cartier (piano).

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Gilles Pelletier

Gilles Pelletier, actor, director, theatre director (b at Saint-Jovite, Qué 22 Mar 1925). Son of the notary, publisher and literary critic Albert Pelletier, Gilles Pelletier was early destined for a career as a sailor.

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Jean-Pierre Pinson

Jean-Pierre Pinson. Musicologist, teacher, flutist, b Orléans, France, 12 Dec 1943; L LITT (Poitiers) 1967; Certificate in musicology (Poitiers) 1977, MA musicology (Montreal) 1977, PH D musicology (Montreal) 1981.

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Eddy Toussaint

Eddy Toussaint's early jazz work with dancer Eva VON GENCSY led to a 1973 engagement at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where he danced and taught. In 1972 he joined von Gencsy and Geneviève SALBAING to launch LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, but left a year later.

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Charles Palmer

(Robert Henry) Charles Palmer. Organist-choirmaster, composer, teacher, b Ringwood, Hampshire, England, 24 Jun 1916; BA music (Oxford) 1937, ARCO 1938, MA music (Oxford) 1945, B MUS (Oxford) 1956. He was brought to Canada as a child but was educated and pursued some of his career in England.

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Sheila Piercey

Sheila (Kathleen) Piercey. Soprano, b Halifax, NS, 18 Nov 1933. Coached by her mother Lilian (MacKinnon) Piercey, she made her debut at five.

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Armando Santiago

Santiago, Armando. Composer, conductor, teacher, administrator, b Lisbon 18 Jun 1932, naturalized Canadian 1972; premier prix music history (Lisbon Cons) 1954, premier prix composition (Lisbon Cons) 1960.

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Spirit of the West

Spirit of the West. Folk (later folk-rock) group. It was formed in 1983 in Vancouver by Geoffrey Kelly (flute, whistle, bodhran) and Jay Knutson (guitar, bouzouki) with John Mann (guitar, vocals). Knutson left in 1987; Hugh McMillan (bass, mandolin) was a member 1986-8 and returned in 1989.

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Barry Truax

Truax, Barry (Douglas). Composer, soundscape researcher, b Chatham, Ont, 10 May 1947; B SC (Queen's) 1969, M MUS (British Columbia) 1971.

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Theodor Zoellner

(Herman) Theodor Zoellner. Conductor, teacher, organist-choirmaster, b Dornburg, Saxony, Germany, 13 Apr 1854, d West Indies after 1922. The Zoellner family settled in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, in 1861, and the father, Hans A.

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Raymond Perrin

Raymond Perrin. Organist, choir director, teacher, b Cap-de-la-Madeleine, near Trois-Rivières, Que, 10 Mar 1956; premier prix organ (Cons de Trois-Rivières) 1978. He began his musical studies at six and was a member of a children's choir.

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Joseph Piché

Joseph Piché. Organist, teacher, b Montreal 1877, d there January 1939. He was a pupil of Alexis Contant (piano), Romain-Octave Pelletier (organ and piano), and Achille Fortier (harmony).

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David Ouchterlony

(Guy) David Ouchterlony. Organist, teacher, administrator, b Guelph, Ont, 2 Apr 1914, d Toronto 20 Jun 1987; honorary D LITT S (Victoria U, Toronto) 1964. A pupil of Willan, he also studied with Carl Weinrich in New York and with G.D. Cunningham in London.

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Connie Kaldor

Connie (Isabelle) Kaldor. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Regina 9 May 1953; BFA (Alberta) 1975, hon DFA 2009.

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Paul Robinson

Paul (Evans) Robinson. Broadcaster-writer, conductor, administrator, double-bassist, b Toronto 21 Mar 1940; BA philosophy (Toronto) 1962, MA philosophy (Toronto) 1965. At the RCMT 1955-7 he studied theory with Weinzweig, double bass with Charles Rose and Gurney Titmarsh, and piano with Dolin.

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Paul Roussel

Paul (Joseph Wilfrid Paul-André) Roussel. Critic, writer, radio producer; b Montreal 5 Nov 1924, d there 12 Sep 1977. After teaching himself piano, he studied theory at the CMM 1943-5 with Jean Vallerand. He was Vallerand's successor as critic 1946-54 on the Montreal daily Le Canada.

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