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Josephte Dufresne

Josephte Dufresne. Pianist, teacher (Trois-Rivières, Québec, January 9, 1929 - Ste-Hyacinthe, Québec, February 7, 1995). She studied piano in Trois-Rivières and Montreal with Jean-Marie Beaudet and, thanks to the Prix d'Europe (1950), in Paris with Yves Nat.

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Marc Durand

Marc Durand. Pianist, teacher, b St-Samuel, Que, 28 Aug 1949; B MUS (Montreal) 1969, M MUS (Montreal) 1970, Concert Diploma (Sherbrooke) 1972, M MUS (Temple, Philadelphia) 1975.

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Albertine Morin-Labrecque

Albertine (Rosalie Odile) Morin-Labrecque (b Labrecque, m Morin, also known as Labrecque-Morin). Pianist, soprano, educator, composer, b Montreal 8 Jun 1886 or 1890, d there 22 or 25 Sep 1957; honorary D MUS (Montreal) 1935.

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Robert Creech

Robert Edward Creech, French hornist, teacher, administrator (born 26 September 1928 in Victoria, BC; died 20 December 2019 in Quilty, Ireland). Robert Creech was a successful musician, educator and arts administrator. He performed with symphony orchestras across Canada, taught at the University of Western Ontario and served as an administrator in Canada, England and Ireland.

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Mr. Dressup

Mr. Dressup was one of Canada’s most beloved and longest-running children’s television series. The program ran for 29 years (1967–96) and more than 4,000 episodes. It starred Ernie Coombs as the jovial Mr. Dressup and was a precursor to the popular American series, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Mr. Dressup was influential in tailoring children’s programming towards developing the child’s emotional and logical intelligence. The series won three Gemini Awards and earned Coombs an appointment to the Order of Canada. A 2017 crowd-sourced online vote unofficially declared Mr. Dressup Canada’s most memorable television program. In 2019, Mr. Dressup was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.  

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John Strachan

Strachan lost his father when he was 14. He entered the University of Aberdeen at only 16 and supported his widowed mother through teaching.

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Frantz Jéhin-Prume

Jéhin-Prume (b Jéhin), Frantz (b François-Henri). Violinist, composer, teacher, born Spa, Belgium, 18 Apr 1839, died Montreal 29 May 1899; premier prix (Brussels Cons) 1852.

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Mabel Timlin

Mabel Frances Timlin, OC, FRSC, economist, professor (born 6 December 1891 in Forest Junction, Wisconsin; died 19 September 1976 in Saskatoon, SK). Timlin was an influential economist best known for her interpretation of Keynesian economics. Although she became a professor relatively late in her career, Timlin achieved a series of firsts as a Canadian woman in her field. She remained at the University of Saskatchewan throughout her career.

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Jean (Jay) Macpherson

Jean (Jay) Macpherson, poet, professor (born at London, England 13 Jun 1931; died at Toronto, Ont, 21 Mar 2012). Jay Macpherson was brought to Newfoundland as a "war guest" in 1940, then spent her youth in Ottawa.

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Srul Irving Glick

Srul Irving (b Israel) Glick. Composer, radio producer, conductor, teacher, b Toronto 8 Sep 1934, d Toronto 17 Apr 2002; B MUS (Toronto) 1955, M MUS (Toronto), honorary FRCCO (1993).

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Gladys Whitehead

(Marion) Gladys Whitehead (b Manning). Soprano, teacher, b Portsmouth, England, 16 Dec 1903, d Toronto 16 Oct 1995; LRSM violin 1923, LRCM voice 1933, honorary FRHCM 1975, honorary LL D (Winnipeg) 1982, honorary L MUS (Western Ontario Conservatory) 1984.

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Marcel Baillargeon

Marcel Baillargeon. Flutist, teacher, b Montreal 6 Oct 1928; premier prix flute (CMM) 1949. He studied piano with Oscar O'Brien and at 15 entered the CMM, where his teachers were Auguste Descarries and Yvonne Hubert.

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Joseph Patrick Ziegler

After moving to Toronto, Ziegler was hired immediately by THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE to act in October Soldiers (about the FLQ crisis) and for the CBC's radio version of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, starring Lorne GREENE, a play he would later direct.

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Gilberte Martin

Gilberte Martin. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Montreal 22 May 1910. She studied 1917-30 with Arthur Letondal (piano) and 1927-30 with Georges-Émile Tanguay (harmony). She won numerous prizes, grants, and diplomas, including the Prix d'Europe in 1930.

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Carl Morey

Carl Reginald Morey, musicologist, teacher (born 14 July 1934 in Toronto, ON; died 3 December 2018 in Toronto). ARCT 1953, B MUS (Toronto) 1957, M MUS (Indiana) 1961, PhD (Indiana) 1965. Morey studied piano at the Royal Conservatory of Music and music history and literature at the University of Toronto. A Canada Council doctoral fellowship in 1963 enabled him to work in Italy on his dissertation 'The late operas of Alessandro Scarlatti.' He taught 1962-63 at Wayne State University, Detroit, and 1964-70 at the Music Department at the University of Windsor (1967-70 as its head). He began teaching as an associate professor at the University of Toronto in 1970, became a full professor in 1977, and was dean 1984-90 of the Faculty of Music and concurrently chairman of the Graduate Department of Music. In 1991 he was appointed Jean A. Chalmers professor of Canadian music and director of the faculty's Institute for Canadian Music. Morey retired from the university in 2000.

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Humfrey Anger

(Joseph) Humfrey Anger. Teacher, composer, organist, conductor, b Berkshire, England, 3 Jun 1862, d Toronto 11 Jun 1913; B MUS (Oxford), FRCO, honorary D MUS (Trinity, Toronto) 1902.