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Molly Sclater

Molly (Mary Lindsay) Sclater. Teacher, author, organist-choirmaster, b Edinburgh 28 Dec 1912; ATCM 1938, ACCO ca 1938, B MUS (Toronto) 1939. Her family settled in Toronto in 1923.

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Snjolaug Sigurdson

Snjolaug (Anna) Sigurdson. Pianist, teacher, b Arborg, north of Winnipeg, 5 Nov 1914, d Winnipeg 22 Aug 1979; ATCM 1932, LRSM 1933, LMM 1936. She studied with Eva Clare in Winnipeg, and then with Ernest Hutcheson and Muriel Kerr in New York.

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Marcel Saucier

Marcel Saucier. Violinist, teacher, b Montreal 6 Nov 1912; lauréat (Montreal) 1935, teaching certificate (Montreal) 1950, B MUS (Montreal) 1951. On his mother's side he was a cousin of Father Alphonse Tardif.

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Tony Romandini

Tony (Giuseppe Alexander Antonio) Romandini,. Guitarist, composer, arranger, teacher, b Montreal 27 Jul 1928. He studied guitar 1937-40 with a teacher named Calabrese in New York and at 15 played with Maynard Ferguson in Montreal.

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Anisia Campos

Anisia Campos. Pianist, teacher, b Rio de Janeiro 1940, naturalized Canadian 1971. Anisia Campos graduated from l'École normale de musique in Paris (where she studied with Alfred Cortot and Reine Gianoli) and from the Salzbourg Mozarteum, where she worked with the well-known pedagogue Karl Leimer.

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Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson. Harpist, teacher, b Toronto 5 Dec 1958. A pupil of Judy Loman (harp) and Bonnie Silver (music theory) in her teens, Sarah Davidson first appeared as guest soloist with the Toronto Symphony at age 14, returning at 18.

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Charles E. Wheeler

Charles E. (Edward) Wheeler. Organist, teacher, composer, b London, Ont, 1870, d there 25 Nov 1949; FRCCO. After early studies with Carl Verrinder, W. James. Birks, George Sippi, and J.W. Featherston, Wheeler had organ and theory lessons in Toronto with F.H. Torrington and W.O. Forsyth respectively.

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Jacques Lecomte

(Joseph Gustave) Jacques Lecomte. Trumpeter, teacher, b Montreal 15 May 1924, d there 25 Jan 1987; premier prix trumpet (CMM) 1948. He took piano lessons 1931-5 before switching to clarinet and then to trumpet, which he began studying in 1937 with Joseph-Laurent Gariépy.

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Raymond Ringuette

Raymond Ringuette. Educator, b Asbestos, Que, 21 Aug 1943; BA (Sherbrooke) 1966, B TH (Sherbrooke) 1970, B MUS ED (Laval) 1973, B MUS rhythmics (Laval) 1974, BES 1975, M MUS (Laval) 1976, D MUS ED (Illinois) 1980.

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Marthe Létourneau

Marthe Létourneau, soprano, teacher (born 27 June 1916 in Quebec City, QC; died 10 December 1998). Létourneau appeared as soloist with the MSO and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and taught voice 1940-2 at Sherbrooke's Mont Notre-Dame, 1960-2 at the École Vincent-d'Indy, 1960-6 at the Institut Nazareth, 1962-3 at the Institut pédagogique de Montréal, and 1960-6 at the Grey Nuns' School in Hull. She also taught at Laval University 1966-84 and was a member of a vocal quartet there 1972-4.

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Peter Paul Koprowski

Koprowski, Peter Paul (b Piotr Pawel). Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, b Lodz, Poland, 24 Aug 1947, naturalized Canadian 1976; Artist Diploma (State Music College, Lodz) 1966, MA (Higher School of Music, Krakow) 1969, D MUS (Toronto) 1977.

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Marc David

Marc David. Conductor, teacher, b Kingston, Ont, 26 Aug 1958; B MUS theory (McGill) 1983. After taking courses in violin, guitar, trombone, and piano he devoted himself to trombone and conducting.during his studies at McGill University.

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Robert Silverman

Robert (Herschel) Silverman. Pianist, teacher, b Montreal 25 May 1938; BA (Sir George Williams) 1960, B MUS performance (McGill) 1964, M MUS performance, literature (Eastman School of Music) 1965, Artist Diploma (ESM, Rochester) 1968, DMA performance (ESM, Rochester) 1970, hon D LITT (UBC) 2004.

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Alfred Schmitz Shadd

Alfred Schmitz Shadd, educator, physician, farmer, politician, pharmacist, editor, civic leader (born 1870 in Raleigh Township, Kent County, ON; died 1915 in Winnipeg, MB).

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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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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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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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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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