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Russ Little

Russell Scott Mario Little, trombonist, composer, arranger, conductor (born 13 December 1941 in Toronto, ON).

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Rodolphe Plamondon

(Joseph Marcel) Rodolphe Plamondon. Tenor, teacher, cellist, b Montreal 18 Jan 1876, d there 28 Jan 1940. In his youth he studied cello with Louis Charbonneau and solfège with Frédéric Pelletier. On the suggestion of C.-O.

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Paul Pratt

Paul Pratt. Clarinetist, pianist, conductor, teacher, composer, public administrator, b Longueuil, near Montreal, 25 Nov 1894, d there 8 May 1967; lauréat clarinet (Cons national) 1912. He studied piano in Longueuil and later with Orpha-F. Deveaux and Arthur Letondal in Montreal.

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Fred M. Gee

Fred M. (Melsom Edward) Gee. Impresario, organist, pianist, b Cardiff 21 Jul 1882, d Winnipeg 8 Jun 1947. His early musical studies were in his native Wales. In 1902 he emigrated to Canada, establishing himself as organist, accompanist, and teacher in Winnipeg.

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Harold Joseph Bernstein

Harold Joseph Bernstein, physical chemist (b at Toronto 26 Aug 1914; d at Florida 14 Dec 1984). After graduating with a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1938, he moved to the University of Copenhagen on a scholarship.

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Keith MacMillan

Keith (Campbell) MacMillan. Administrator, producer, writer, editor, b Toronto 23 Sep 1920, d there 20 May 1991; BA (Toronto) 1949, MA (Toronto) 1951.

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Louise Roy

Louise Roy. Soprano, b St Boniface (now part of Winnipeg), 25 May 1924, d Toronto 27 Jul 1985; ARCT 1946, Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1951. Her studies with J.

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Leo Armand Ciceri

Leo Armand Ciceri, actor (b at Montréal 9 July 1924; d near Kitchener, Ont 17 Aug 1970). Ciceri obtained the rank of flying officer and served as a navigator with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during World War II.

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Tibor Polgar

Tibor Polgar. Conductor, composer, pianist, teacher, b Budapest 11 Mar 1907, naturalized Canadian 1969, d Toronto 26 Aug 1993. He studied with Zoltan Kodály at the Academy of Music, Budapest.

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Clifford Poole

Clifford Poole. Pianist, teacher, composer, b Reddish, near Manchester, 25 May 1916, d Toronto 16 Jul 2003. He was taken to Canada as a child and settled in Toronto, where he studied piano with Mona Bates.

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Maurice Pollack Foundation

Maurice Pollack Foundation. Established in 1955 by Maurice Pollack (merchant, philanthropist, b Kanele, Kiev, 28 Jan 1885, d Quebec City 16 Dec 1968). After arriving in Canada in 1902, Pollack settled in Quebec City, where he opened a department store and became prosperous.

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Peter Pringle

Peter Pringle. Singer-songwriter, composer, actor, thereminist, b Halifax, NS, 7 Sep 1945. He studied at the University of Toronto. At six, he was a soprano in the children's choir of the Canadian Opera Company.

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Jamie Portman

Jamie (James Bickle) Portman. Journalist, critic, b North Battleford, Sask, 6 Oct 1935; BA (St John's, Manitoba) 1957. During his youth he studied piano and organ. He was a reporter 1954-6 for the Winnipeg Free Press and moved to the Calgary Herald in 1957.

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Kaye Dimock Pottie

Kaye Dimock (Frances) Pottie (b King). Soprano, educator, b Avonport, near Kentville, NS, 3 Aug 1937; B MUS (Acadia) 1964, M MUS (Western Ontario) 1980.

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Ross Pratt

Ross (Drury) Pratt. Pianist, teacher, b Winnipeg 20 Apr 1916; honorary ARAM ca 1950, honorary FRAM 1959. He studied as a child with Esther Dyson and in his teens with Leonard Heaton, winning the Aikins Memorial Trophy at the 1931 Manitoba Music Competition Festival (Winnipeg Music Competition).

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Art Snider

Art (Arthur) Snider (b Sniderman). Pianist, arranger, record producer, b Ottawa 24 Aug 1926, d Toronto 26 May 1987. He studied arranging with Benny Louis and harmony with Philip Podoliak. In his teens he played piano in Toronto dance bands and in 1946 he began coaching pop performers.

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Jack Barkin

Jack (Jacob) Barkin. Tenor, b Uman, Ukraine, 23 Apr 1914, naturalized Canadian ca 1930, d Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 15 Jan 1996. He studied voice with his father, Abraham, and subsequently at the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and in Philadelphia.

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Georges Savaria

Georges Savaria. Pianist, ondist, teacher, administrator, composer, b Montreal 27 Mar 1916. He took piano and organ lessons from his father, Joseph-Élie, and private theory lessons from Claude Champagne. In 1937 he received the Prix d'Europe for piano.

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Reginald Stewart

Reginald (Drysdale) Stewart. Conductor, pianist, teacher, administrator, b Edinburgh 20 Apr 1900, d Santa Barbara, Cal, 8 Jul 1984; honorary D MUS (Western Ont) 1949. He studied with H.T.

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