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John McIntyre

John McIntyre, pianist, teacher (born 23 June 1938 in Sarnia, ON). John McIntyre is an award-winning pianist and professor of piano. He has performed with such distinguished conductors as Walter Susskind and Sir Ernest MacMillan. McIntyre has taught at the University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory since 1975.

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General Idea

Internationally celebrated artist collaborative General Idea (active 1969-1994) generated an enormous body of work in media ranging from video, performance and publishing to painting, sculpture and installation.

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Édouard Lock

With Human Sex (1985), Lock's harsh, urban, performance-art-oriented style emphasizing maximum risk, high energy and gestural detail began to jell. Human Sex won a Bessie Award for choreography in 1986.

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Regula Qureshi

(Anna) Regula Qureshi (b Burckhardt). Ethnomusicologist, teacher, cellist, b Basel 13 Jul 1939, naturalized Canadian 1968; MA German literature and linguistics (Pennsylvania) 1962, M MUS musicology (Alberta) 1973, PH D anthropology (Alberta) 1981.

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Marie-Claire Blais

Marie-Claire Blais, CC, OC, MSRC, novelist, dramatist and poet (born 5 October 1939 in Quebec City, QC; died 30 November 2021 in Key West, Florida). Among the best known and most studied of Canadian authors, she has close to 50 works to her name. A proud activist in support of the francophonie, she explores violence, rebellion and hate, and other themes through her work.

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André Laberge

(Joseph Philippe) André Laberge. Organist, harpsichordist, b Beauharnois, near Montreal, 23 Aug 1940; BA (Montreal) 1960, B TH (Sherbrooke) 1969, premier prix organ, harpsichord, analysis (CMM) 1972, deuxième prix counterpoint (CMM) 1973, premier prix organ (Toulouse Cons) 1978.

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Fernande Chiocchio

Fernande Chiocchio. Mezzo-soprano, pianist, teacher, b Montreal 29 May 1929; B MUS piano (Montreal) 1950. She studied piano at the École supérieure de musique de Lachine and voice 1950-5 with Pauline Donalda and Sister Rolande Ouimet. In 1951 she received the Prix Archambault.

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Rosario Bourdon

Rosario Bourdon, née Joseph Charles, conductor, cellist, record-company executive (b at Longueuil, Qué 6 Mar 1885; d at New York City, NY 24 Apr 1961).

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Gloria Richard

Gloria Richard. Soprano, teacher, teaching consultant, b Ste-Anne, NB, 21 Apr 1934; B MUS (Montreal) 1963, M MUS (Montreal) 1965, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970.

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Pierre Rolland

Pierre Rolland. Oboist, english horn player, broadcaster, teacher, critic, born Québec City 13 Oct 1931, died Montréal 29 Nov 2011; B MUS (New England Conservatory) 1957.

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Dawson Woodburn

Dawson (Edgar) Woodburn. Educator, conductor, b Corbett (near Grand Bend), Ont, 1906, d there 11 Feb 1981; BA English (Western Ont), MA music (City, New York).

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William Berczy

  William Berczy, painter, architect, colonizer (b Johann Albrecht Ulrich Moll in Wallerstein [Germany] and bap 10 Dec 1744; d at New York C 5 Feb 1813).

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James Archibald Houston

James Archibald Houston, artist, author, filmmaker (b at Toronto 12 Jun 1921; d at New London, Conn 17 Apr 2005). Houston studied art in Toronto at the Ontario College of Art before serving in WWII.

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Jean-Jacques Nattiez

In 1970, Nattiez became a professor at the University of Montreal, first at the departments of linguistics and French studies, and then at the Faculty of Music where he began to teach musicology in 1972.

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Jean Derome

Jean Derome. Flutist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, singer (born 29 June 1955 in Montreal, QC). His studies 1972-5 at the St-Laurent Cegep with Michel Perrault (theory) and 1975-9 at the CMM with Jean-Paul Major (flute) and others coincided with the activities of his first important group, Nébu.

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Michael Schade

Michael Schade. Tenor, b Geneva, Switzerland 23 Jan 1965; B MUS (Western Ontario) 1988. Michael Schade was born into a musical family; his parents sang in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and he was given voice lessons from an early age. Schade attended the St. Michael's Choir School.

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John Richard Reppen

John Richard Reppen, "Jack," artist, painter (b at Toronto 17 July 1933; d there 2 June 1964). Studying design at the Ontario Coll of Art in the evening, he was a free-lance cartoonist for the Toronto Star 1952-64 and art director for the Prudential Insurance Co, Toronto, 1952-62.

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Vera Frenkel

Vera Frenkel, multidisciplinary artist, independent video artist, writer (b at Bratislava, Czech 10 Nov 1938). First recognized internationally as a printmaker and sculptor, Frenkel, since 1974, has been in the forefront of the visual, spatial and narrative uses of video and media-based art.