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Gary Relyea

Gary (Weston) Relyea. Bass-baritone, teacher, b Highland Park, Mich, 9 Apr 1942, naturalized Canadian 1972. Relyea studied piano at the University of Michigan and voice 1967-71 with Howell Glynne and Louis Quilico at the University of Toronto.

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Percival Price

(Frank) Percival Price. Carillonneur, campanologist, composer, teacher, b Toronto 7 Oct 1901, d Ann Arbor, Mich, 1 Oct 1985; B MUS (Toronto) 1928, carillonneur diploma (Beiaardschool te Mechelen) 1927. His teachers in Toronto included his mother and, later, E. Lois Wilson (theory), Frank H.

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Gary Fjellgaard

Gary Fjellgaard. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Rose Valley, central Saskatchewan, of Norwegian descent, 14 Aug 1937. He performed intermittently (eg, in 1958 as Gary "Rock and Roll" Rogers with Evan Kemp and the BC Trailriders) while working in the logging industry near Prince George, BC.

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Garnet Rogers

Garnet (Lee) Rogers. Folksinger, guitarist, violinist, composer, b Hamilton, Ont, 3 May 1955. He is the brother of Stan Rogers, for whom he served 1973-83 as accompanist (guitar, violin, flute) and arranger. A self-taught and highly proficient instrumentalist, he also backed Willie P.

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Henry Burr

Henry (b Harry) Burr (b McClaskey). Tenor, b St Stephen, southwest of Saint John, NB, 15 Jan 1885, d New York 6 Apr 1941.

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Robert Rosen

Rosen, Robert (Joseph). Composer, administrator, born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, on 20 May 1956; died in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 March 2018. B MUS (Alberta) 1977. He studied composition with Violet Archer and Malcolm Forsyth at the University of Alberta, later working privately under Bruce Mather.

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Rita Chiarelli

Rita Chiarelli. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, b Hamilton, Ont, 1950 or 1954? By 15, Rita Chiarelli was singing blues with a local Hamilton band; after high school, she toured with Battleaxe, her nine-piece rhythm-and-blues band.

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Norman Sherman

Norman (Morris) Sherman, composer, bassoonist, teacher (born 25 February 1924 in Boston, Massachusetts; died 30 April 2015 in London, ON).

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The Travellers

Active from 1953 to the 2000s, folk music group The Travellers were icons of Canada’s folk music revival. The first folk group signed by Columbia Records of Canada, The Travellers were best known for the patriotic enthusiasm of their Canadian lyrics for Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.” The group influenced many in the folk music movement of the 1960s and 1970s and helped spread the messages of left-leaning social movements such as the labour rights movement. They made many popular recordings and often appeared on television and in concert, across Canada and internationally.

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Olaf Sveen

Olaf Sveen. Accordionist, composer, b Surndal, Norway, l8 Apr l9l9, naturalized Canadian l954. Taught to play the accordion by his father and grandfather and by noted Norwegian players, Sveen moved to Canada in l949.

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Jeanne Maubourg

Jeanne Maubourg. Mezzo-soprano, actress, teacher, b Namur, Belgium, 10 Nov 1875, d Montreal 9 May 1953. She received her musical training in Nancy, Algiers, and Paris. In 1897 she joined the Théâtre de la Monnaie,

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Nil Parent

Parent, Nil. Composer, teacher, b Quebec City 6 Oct 1945; premier prix musicology (CMQ) 1968. He took courses at the Institut de technologie de Québec in 1964 while pursuing his musical studies at the CMQ 1963-8.

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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.