James Michael Norcop, administrator, baritone (born 29 September 1930 in Oxnard, California). James Norcop came to Canada in 1965 to manage the Vancouver Opera and began a long career developing and mentoring young talent. He moved to Toronto in 1967 to work with the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Federation of Symphony Orchestras, and served as the founding executive director of Coordinated Arts Services. He stablished two awards at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music and is a founding board member of the Art Song Foundation of Canada. The Concours musical international de Montréal established the $50,000 'James Norcop' Career Development Grant in his honour.