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Philippe Bruneau

Philippe (Georges) Bruneau. Accordionist, composer, b Montreal 22 Sep 1934, d Forcalquier, France 7 Aug 2011. Bruneau's father was an amateur accordionist. Bruneau took up the instrument at 15 and joined a folk music ensemble at the Trinidad Ballroom in Montreal at 19.

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Michael Parker

Michael (Philip) Parker, composer, violist, classicist (born 13 February 1948 in Toronto, ON; died 8 April 2017 in Halifax, NS). BA classics (Toronto) 1971, MA classics (Toronto) 1972, PH D (McMaster) 1991.

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Joshua Jackson

Joshua Jackson, actor (b at Vancouver 11 Jun 1978). Joshua Jackson attended Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver and had appeared onscreen as a very young child, deciding at age 11 to make acting his career.

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Tom Wood

This intense and versatile artist grew up in Edmonton and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Alberta in 1972. His contributions are intimately attached to the stories of Edmonton's large regional theatre, the CITADEL, and a small company, the Phoenix.

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Jean Dansereau

Jean (b Hector) Dansereau. Pianist, teacher, b Verchères, near Montreal, 21 Apr 1891, d Yorktown Heights, NY, 2 Nov 1974; honorary PH D (Montreal) 1940. Born into a family of musicians, he received his first lessons from his mother, a cousin of Calixa Lavallée.

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Francesco D'Auria

Francesco (Mariano) D'Auria. Conductor, composer, teacher, b Naples 1841, d after 1913. D'Auria was the conductor for the US tour 1881-2 of the soprano Adelina Patti, and worked in New York and Cincinnati before joining the TCM in 1887 as a voice teacher. W.H. Hewlett, Edith Miller, and J.D.A.

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Djanet Sears

Influenced by West-African forms of epic storytelling, Sears developed a signature dramaturgy and performance style that supported and developed its narrative material through choral technique, rhythms, singing and movement. Afrika Solo was premiered in 1987.

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Charles Écuyer

Charles écuyer (or Ecuier). Priest, choirmaster, composer, baptized Montreal 20 Nov 1758, d Yamachiche, near Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada (Quebec), 29 May 1820. He was ordained in 1783.

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Jean-François Denis

Denis, Jean-François. Composer, b Montreal 24 Feb 1960; BA communications (Concordia) 1982, MFA (Oakland) 1984. Under David Rosenboom, he studied (1982-4) electronic music and recording techniques at Mills College in Oakland, Cal.

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James MacDonald

James (Vernon) MacDonald. French hornist, b Portage la Prairie, Man, 31 Jan 1945; BA (Queen's) 1969, M MUS (Western) 1972. He learned the french horn in high school in Ottawa, then studied 1960-2 with Leslie Huggett and played in 1961 in the NYO.

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Timothy Maloney

Maloney, S. (Stephen) Timothy. Musicologist, clarinetist, administrator, b Toronto 15 Jan 1947; B MUS (Toronto) 1968, Artists Diploma (Toronto) 1969, M MUS (Catholic U) 1970, DMA (Rochester) 1986.

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F.M. McLeod

F.M. (Francis Murray) or Ray McLeod. Bandmaster, b Grand Forks, near Nelson, BC, 27 Nov 1918. After training as a trumpeter with 'Tug' Wilson in Vancouver and playing in dance and radio orchestras, he joined the Canadian armed forces in 1941 and became a bandsman.

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John McTaggart

McTaggart, John. Composer, teacher, organist, conductor, b Liverpool, of Scottish parents, ca 1873, d Selkirk, Man, 15 Jul 1953; ARCM, LRAM, LTCL. His teachers included Sir Charles Stanford (composition) and Alberto Visetti (voice) in London.

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Vladimir Orloff

Vladimir (Vadim) Orloff (Orlov), cellist, teacher (born 26 May 1928 in Odessa; died 1 April 2019); naturalized Canadian 1977; first prize (Bucharest Cons) 1947.

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Chan Hon Goh

Goh comes from a Chinese family deeply immersed in dance, especially on the side of her father, Choo Chiat Goh. Both her parents were principal artists with the National Ballet of China. A paternal uncle, Choo San Goh (1948-87), became a celebrated choreographer in the United States.

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Mildred Goodman

Goodman, Mildred. Violinist, b Montreal 13 Nov 1922. She studied 1936-8 with Sascha Jacobsen at the Institute of Musical Art (Juilliard School) and 1938-40 with Maurice Onderet at the McGill Cons (McGill University) and took courses 1943-5 with Jacques Gordon at the ESM.

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Jean A. Duquette

Jean (or John) A. (Alfred) Duquette. Violinist, violist, teacher, b Oswego, NY, 15 Mar 1853, d Montreal 10 May 1902. Arriving in Montreal ca 1865, he studied violin 1865-71 with Jules Hone. He spent the next two years at the Boston Conservatory, where he obtained a diploma.

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Thomas Rolston

Thomas (Edmund) Rolston. Violinist, violist, teacher, b Vancouver 31 Oct 1932, d there 29 May 2010; LRSM 1949, ARAM 1961, honorary LLD (Wilfrid Laurier) 1998.