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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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Henri Garrouteigt

(Jean-Joseph) Henri Garrouteigt. Gregorianist, b Paris 28 or 29 Oct 1875, d Montreal 28 Aug 1965. He joined the Sulpicians in 1893 in Issy and was ordained a priest in 1898 in Paris. He held a degree in philosophy and a doctorate in theology.

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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.

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Catherine Robbin

Robbin has performed in recital and in oratorios and concerts with major Canadian orchestras and choirs. She also has sung with the Boston SO, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the English Baroque Soloists, the National SO, and the St Louis SO, among others.

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Leonard Mayoh

Leonard Mayoh. Baritone, choir conductor, b Eagley, England, 8 Jan 1918, d Winnipeg 26 Jul 1978; ARMCM 1947, B MUS (Acadia) 1964.

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Marilyn Lerner

Marilyn Lerner, jazz pianist, composer (born 4 February 1957 in Montréal, QC), hon BFA (York) 1980. Marilyn Lerner began her formal musical training at an early age, enrolling at Montreal's Ecole Vincent d'Indy 1965-75.

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Pierre Bourque

Pierre Bourque. Saxophonist, teacher, b Plessisville, Que, 27 Jan 1938; premier prix (Paris Cons) 1961. While attending the Collège de Lévis, Bouque was a member of the Sainte-Cécile concert band (1948-55).