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Victoria Cartier

Victoria (Prudença Victorine) Cartier. Pianist, organist, teacher, b Sorel, Que, 4 Apr 1867, d Montreal 1 Jan 1955. She was a niece of Sir George-Étienne Cartier.

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Jacques Faubert

Jacques Faubert. Composer, teacher, orchestra and choir conductor, b Valleyfield, Que, 30 May 1952; premiers prix harmony, counterpoint (CMM).1974, premier prix fugue (CMM) 1976, premier prix fugue (Cons of Paris) 1978, premier prix analysis (Cons of Paris) 1979.

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Ginette Ravel

(Marie Thérèse) Ginette Ravel, (b Gravel). Singer, lyricist, b Joliette, Que, 6 Oct 1940. She studied elocution with Mme Jean-Louis Audet and began her singing career in 1959 at the cabaret La Cave in Montreal.

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Jean-Noël Charbonneau

Jean-Noël Charbonneau. Teacher, choirmaster, Gregorianist, b Montreal 5 Jun 1875, d there 26 Jan 1945; D MUS (Montreal) 1932. He took his classical education at Ste-Thérèse and continued his musical studies in Montreal under Guillaume Couture and Achille Fortier.

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Jan Overduin

Jan (Garrit) Overduin. Organist, b Franeker, Holland, 12 May 1943, naturalized Canadian 1962; ARCT 1961, FRCCO 1963, BA (U Western Ont) 1964, FTCL 1966, Associate American Guild of Organists 1967, MA (Waterloo) 1969, M MUS (U Western Ont) 1979.

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Rufus Guinchard

Rufus Guinchard. Fiddler, accordionist, composer, b Daniel's Harbour, Nfld, 6 Sep 1899, d Corner Brook, Nfld, 7 Sep 1990. He began playing violin at 11, holding the bow in the middle, and laying the instrument across his chest and against his right shoulder.

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Louis Dulongpré

Louis Dulongpré. Painter, teacher of music and dancing, stage manager, topographer, b probably in Paris, 16 Apr 1759, d St-Hyacinthe, Lower Canada (Quebec), 26 Apr 1843. He came to North America on a French troopship during the American War of Independence.

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Aaron Allan Edson

   Aaron Allan Edson, landscape painter (b at Standbridge, Qué 18 Dec 1846; d at Glen-Sutton, Qué 1 May 1888). His first teacher (around 1863) was likely Robert Duncanson, an American artist living in Montréal. He later studied in London, England.

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Jean Goulet

Jean (Antoine Joseph) Goulet. Violinist, conductor, teacher, b Liège 17 Apr 1877, naturalized Canadian 1919, d Montreal 23 Sep 1965. He studied violin at the Liège Conservatoire and, while working as a printer, was a member of that city's opera orchestra.

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Greg Clark

Gregory Clark, newspaperman, soldier, outdoorsman, humorist (b at Toronto 25 Sept 1892; d there 3 Feb 1977). Greg Clark attended Harbord Collegiate, followed by a year at the University of Toronto, after which he began his career with the Toronto Star. He worked for the Star from 1911 to 1947.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

Nattiez has been Professor of Musicology at the Université de Montréal's Faculty of Music since 1972. Since 1973 he has given countless lectures in over 20 countries on a wide variety of subjects.

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Deanna Durbin

Deanna Durbin, born Edna Mae Durbin, actress, singer (born at Winnipeg 4 Dec 1921, died April 2013). Deanna Durbin was born in Winnipeg to English immigrant parents, but was raised from infancy in California. She was blessed with a strong and surprisingly mature voice.

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Georges Dor

Georges Henri Dor (born Dore), singer, songwriter, author, playwright, director, journalist, actor (born 10 March 1931 in Drummondville, QC; died 24 July 2001 in Longueuil, QC).

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Daniel Lavoie

Daniel Lavoie learned the piano from nuns when he was very young and continued his musical education at the Jesuit boarding school, Collège de St-Boniface, in St. Boniface, Manitoba.

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Denis Côté

Denis Côté, writer, producer, director, critic (born 16 November 1973 in Grand Falls, NB). Filmmaker Denis Côté has won acclaim and awards in Canada and internationally for his independent features and documentaries. He is known as an uncompromising and prolific maverick who challenges audiences rather than offering crystal clear, classically structured narratives. A former film critic, Côté writes, directs and produces films that are starkly minimalist, strangely poetic, dryly funny and thematically enigmatic. His deadpan style and marginalized characters have earned him an international reputation as one of Canada’s leading auteurs.

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Bliss Carman

Carman conducted a syndicated newspaper column, essays from which were reprinted in 3 volumes, notably The Kinship of Nature (1903). With Mary Perry King, he collaborated on The Making of Personality (1908) and in that year moved to New Canaan.

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Clara Morris

Clara Morris, stage name of Clara Morrison, née La Montagne, actress, author (b at Toronto 17 Mar c 1848; d at New Canaan, Conn 20 Nov 1925), dubbed "the Queen of Melodrama" for her ability to move an audience to tears.

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Philip Henry Surrey

Philip Henry Surrey, painter (b at Calgary 8 Oct 1910; d at Montréal 7 May 1990). He studied at the Winnipeg School of Art (1926-27), with Fred VARLEY in Vancouver, and at the Art Students League, New York (1936).

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Christos Hatzis

Hatzis began doctoral studies in composition at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1977. Lejaren Hiller was his supervisor; he also studied with Morton Feldman and Wlodimierz Kotonski. The Law of One was his doctoral thesis composition.

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Germaine Bruyère

(Marie Anne) Germaine Bruyère. Soprano, b Montreal 20 Sep 1905. She studied theory with Champagne, and dramatic art and languages, then voice, with Salvator Issaurel and Rodolphe Plamondon. In New York her teachers were Edgar Schofield, Florence Easton, and Ivan Ivantzoff.