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Pierre Bernier

Pierre Bernier. Cellist, teacher, b Quebec City 19 Aug 1933. He studied 1948-54 at the CMQ with Walter Joachim, Lucien Plamondon, and Paul Létourneau. He served 1956-66 as a cellist with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Quebec Chamber Orchestra.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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Black Hawk

Black Hawk (Black Sparrow Hawk, Makataimeshekiakiak), Sauk War Chief (b at Saukenuk, near Rock Island, Ill, 1767; d near Des Moines, Iowa, 3 Oct 1838).

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S. Drummond Wolff

S. (Stanley) Drummond Wolff. Organist, choirmaster, teacher, composer, b London, England, 4 Feb 1916, d San Diego, California, 9 Apr 2004; B MUS, ARCM (London) 1937, FRCO (London) 1944, D MUS (Toronto) 1948.

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Edna Little

Edna Little (m Knock). Choir conductor, teacher, b Fredericton 29 Feb 1928, B MUS (Brandon) 1976, M MUS (Toronto) 1983. She studied education and voice at McGill University, and piano at the CMQ.

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Helen Litz

Helen Litz (b Wilms). Conductor, arranger, composer, adjudicator, b Winnipeg 7 Jun 1932; diploma (Manitoba Teachers' College) 1962.

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Micah Barnes

Micah Barnes. Singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, b Vienna 30 May 1960. Barnes studied voice with José Hernandez and Bill Vincent, and led his own groups from the piano in Toronto cabarets and nightclubs during the 1980s while appearing in theatre, film, TV, and radio productions.

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David Mott

Mott, David. Composer, saxophonist, administrator, b Downers Grove, Ill, 7 Jan 1945. B MUS (Berklee) 1968, M MUS (Yale) 1973, MMA (Yale) 1974, DMA (Yale) 1979. As a youth he studied clarinet and developed an interest in Dixieland jazz. He studied composition and visual arts at Hope College 1962-4.

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Janine Sutto

Janine Sutto, actor (born 20 April 1921 in Paris, France; dead 28 March 2017 in Montréal, Québec). An autodidact, she came to the stage very early, and brilliantly personified countless roles in all genres of theatre, radio and television.

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Montreal Orchestra

The Montreal Orchestra. Seventy-member symphony orchestra founded in 1930 as a co-operative venture by Montreal theatre musicians who banded together under the initiative of clarinetist Giulio Romano to give concerts when the new sound films put them out of work.

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Theodore Frederic Molt

Theodore Frederic (b Johann Friedrich) Molt. Teacher, writer, pianist, organist, b Gschwend, near Stuttgart, 13 Feb 1795, d Burlington, Vt, 16 or 19 Nov 1856. The son of a Lutheran organist and schoolteacher, he received his first music lessons from his father and an elder brother.

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Montagnards

Montagnards. Name adopted by various Montreal and Quebec City choral societies in the wake of a tour across Quebec (August 1856) by the Montagnards basques, a French company directed by Alfred Rolland.

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Pierre Morin

Pierre (Paul) Morin. Cellist, conductor, teacher, b Montreal 27 Nov 1936; performance diploma cello (École normale, Paris) 1963. He studied 1954-8 at the CMM with Yvette Lamontagne and won the Prix Archambault in 1957.

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William Morton

William Morton. Tenor, teacher, b Deloraine, south of Brandon, Man, 27 Sep 1912. First trained as a violinist - he played in a dance orchestra at 13 - Morton studied voice in Regina with Alicia Birkett and in 1933 made his radio debut on CKCK.

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Harry Mossfield

Harry Mossfield. Baritone, b Sydney, Australia, 7 Jul 1919. He was known as a singer in Australia when he emigrated in 1952 to Vancouver.

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George Murray

George Alexander Murray, tenor, actor, television host (born 24 April 1913 in Winnipeg, MB; died 24 November 1982 in Comox, BC). An Irish tenor known for his folksongs and ballads, George Murray was a popular radio and television performer from the 1940s to the 1960s.

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Suzanne Jacob

Suzanne Jacob, novelist, poet and singer-songwriter (b at Amos, Qué 26 Feb 1943). After classical studies at the Collège Notre-Dame de l'Assomption de Nicolet where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1964, Suzanne

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Otto-Werner Mueller

Otto-Werner Mueller, conductor, teacher, pianist (born 23 June 1926 in Bensheim, Germany; died 25 February 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina). Otto-Werner Mueller was one of the world’s most respected conducting teachers. After immigrating to Montreal in 1951, he worked for CBC Radio and TV. He also served as chorus master for the opera class of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec (CMM). He founded the Victoria School of Music in 1963 and conducted the Victoria Symphony Orchestra from 1963 to 1967. He conducted the premieres of works by André Prévost, S.C. Eckhardt-Gramatté and Malcolm Forsyth before relocating to the United States. He also taught conducting at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the Yale School of Music, the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music.

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John Norris

John Norris. Critic, editor, broadcaster, promoter, record producer, b West Clandon, Surrey, England, 9 Jan 1934; d Toronto 31 Jan 2010. While a clerk in London, he operated his first jazz club. Moving to Canada, he operated the Montreal Traditional Jazz Society 1956-7.