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J. Kerr Wilson

J. (James) Kerr Wilson. Baritone, choir director, born Winnipeg, of Irish parents, 9 May 1917; died there 11 Jun 2006. He studied voice with Stanley Hoban and Winona Lightcap in Winnipeg and later with Ernesto Vinci in Toronto.

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Stanley Solomon

Stanley Solomon. Violist, artists' manager, b Toronto 3 Apr 1917. After violin studies 1927-39 at the TCM (RCMT) with Luigi von Kunits, Vino Harisay, and Elie Spivak, he attended the Curtis Institute on scholarship, training (1939-42) as a violist with Max Aronoff, Louis Bailly, and Oscar Shumsky.

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Zeyda Suzuki

Zeyda Suzuki (b Ruga). Pianist, teacher, b Havana, Cuba, 29 May l943. She gave her first concert at 5 for the JM in Cuba and then performed on radio and TV. She studied at the Havana Cons.

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George Sawa

George (Dimitri) Sawa. Ethnomusicologist, b Alexandria, Egypt, 18 Jan 1947; B SC (Alexandria) 1969, Diploma performance and theory (RSM) 1970, Licentiate music education (RSM) 1970, MA musicology (Toronto) 1971, PH D Middle East and Islamic studies (Toronto) 1983.

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Stephen Willis

Stephen (Charles) Willis. Archivist, musicologist, b Collingwood, Ont, 17 Dec 1946, d Ottawa 11 Sep 1994; AWCM piano 1965, BA (Western) 1969, MA (Columbia) 1971, M PHIL (Columbia) 1974, PH D (Columbia) 1975.

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Gerald Wheeler

(William) Gerald Wheeler. Organist, choirmaster, harpsichordist, teacher, b Richmond, Surrey, England, 26 Mar 1929; ARCM 1951, LRAM 1953, FRCO 1956. A pupil of Edgar T.

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Russell Standing

Russell (Elmer) Standing. Teacher, pianist, composer, b Belmont, Man,10 Apr 1893, d Toronto 21 Jun 1977; ATCM 1919. He studied piano with Leonard Heaton and singing with James Isherwood.

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Dorothy Swetnam

Dorothy Swetnam (m Hare). Pianist, teacher, accompanist, examiner, adjudicator, b Glace Bay, NS, 27 Mar 1911, d Calgary 8 Jun 2002; B MUS (Mount Allison) l933. She studied with James Noel Brunton, a pupil of Godowsky, at Mount Allison University.

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Patricia Shand

Shand (b Martin), Patricia (Margaret). Educator, violinist, b Winnipeg 29 Nov 1942; ARCT piano 1962, AMM piano 1962, BA (Manitoba) 1962, ARCT violin 1964, M MUS music education (Toronto) 1968, D ED (Illinois) 1984.

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Jamie Syer

Jamie (Keith) Syer. Pianist, harpsichordist, teacher, administrator, b Calgary 17 Jul 1954; B MUS (Calgary) 1976, M MUS (Yale) 1978, MMA (Yale) 1981, DMA (Yale) 1987. He studied piano with Ward Davenny, Claude Frank, and Linhart Walker, and harpsichord with John Searchfield.

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Gilles Tremblay

Gilles Léonce Tremblay, OC, OQ, composer, teacher, pianist, ondist (born 6 September 1932 in Arvida [Saguenay], QC; died 27 July 2017 in Montréal, QC). Premier prix piano (CMM) 1953, premier prix analysis (Paris Cons) 1957, L MUS counterpoint (École normale de musique, Paris) 1958.

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George Ziegler

George (Henry) Ziegler. Teacher, bandmaster, organist-choirmaster, b. Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 1 Aug 1889, d. there 22 Oct 1981; LTCM piano 1909, ATCM organ 1912. He played in the Ziegler Family Orchestra and at 13 became the youngest member of the Berlin Musical Society Band.

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Barbara Shuttleworth

Barbara Shuttleworth. Soprano, b Toronto 18 Apr ca 1944; B MUS (Juilliard) 1970. She made her debut at five on the CBC radio program 'Small Types Club' and was heard regularly in that series for the next eight years.

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David Thomson

Thomson, David. Educator, choir conductor, b Portree, Isle of Skye, 27 Sep 1895, d Saint John, NB, 23 Feb 1979. His family settled in Saint John, NB, in 1914.

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Marie-Claire Séguin

Marie-Claire Séguin. Singer-songwriter, b Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal) 27 Mar 1952. She started her career with her twin brother Richard Séguin. Her first solo record, Marie-Claire Séguin (1978, CBS PFS-90452), was followed by a tour in Quebec.

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Sharon, Lois & Bram

Sharon, Lois & Bram were a trio of children's performers: the singer Sharon Hampson, singer and pianist Lois Lilienstein, and singer and guitarist Bram Morrison.

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Orville Fisher (Obituary)

Orville Fisher was already an accomplished professional artist when the Second World War broke out in 1939. But when he joined the army the following year, it was as a private in the Royal Canadian Engineers.