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Alfred Garson

Alfred (Henrik) Garson. Violinist, teacher, composer, author, b Berthier-en-Haut, (Berthierville), north-east of Montreal, 22 Oct 1924; B MUS (Cape Town) 1950, FTCL 1953, M MUS (Cape Town) 1954, PH D (Montreal) 1970. During his childhood he toured as a violinist in Europe and in South America.

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Alfred Masella

Alfred (Alfredo) Masella, violinist, teacher (born 18 May 1930 in Montréal, Québec). He studied at McGill University 1942-7 with Rachel Gilbert and at the Paris Conservatory 1947-53 with André Asselin (violin) and Gaston Poulet (chamber music).

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Alfred Mignault

Alfred (Joseph Édouard) Mignault, organist, composer, teacher (born 8 December 1895 in St-Augustin-des-Deux-Montagnes, near Montréal, Québec; died 10 July 1961 in Montréal).

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Alfred Strombergs

Alfred Strombergs. Conductor, opera coach, pianist, teacher, b Liepaja, Latvia, 19 Feb 1922, naturalized Canadian 1954, d Toronto 22 Feb 2006; ARCT 1958, ARCCO 1960.

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Allan Bell

Allan (Gordon) Bell. Composer, teacher, conductor, b Calgary 24 May 1953; BA (Alberta) 1974, M MUS (Alberta) 1980. He grew up in Edmonton, with no formal training in music, and did undergraduate work in philosophy 1970-4 at the University of Alberta.

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Allan Gilliland

Allan Gilliland. Composer, arranger, trumpeter, teacher, b Darvel, Scotland 10 May 1965; Honours Diploma in Jazz Studies (Humber) 1985, B MUS (Alberta) 1989, M MUS (Alberta) 1996. Allan Gilliland immigrated to Canada with his family in 1972.

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Alma Brock-Smith

(Mary) Alma Brock-Smith, (b Sheasgreen). Pianist, teacher, born Concord, Mass, 21 Feb 1908, died 18 Oct 2009, naturalized Canadian 1971; ATCM 1927. As a young woman she lived in Saskatoon. She taught there privately 1924-34 and studied 1927-38 with Lyell Gustin.

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Alphonse Lavallée-Smith

(Louis) Alphonse Lavallée-Smith. Organist, teacher, composer, b Berthierville, near Trois Rivières, Que, 17 Apr 1873, d Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, north of Montreal, 23 Jul 1912. He was the son of Dr Wenceslas Smith and Zénobie Lavallée (first cousin of Calixa Lavallée).

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Alphonse Martin

Alphonse Martin. Organist, pianist, teacher, b Trois-Rivières, Que, 18 Feb 1884, d Montreal 6 Jun 1947. A pupil of Lévis Dussault, he taught piano and organ in Montreal, where he was a member of the board of the Conservatoire royal de musique and organist at St Mary's Church.

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Alvaro Pierri

Alvaro Pierri. Guitarist, teacher, b Montevideo, Uruguay, 18 Jan 1953. Born into a family of musicians, he began studying piano at four with his mother, Ada Estades, and one year later he began taking guitar lessons with his aunt, Olga Pierri.

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Alvin Reimer

Alvin (Harry) Reimer. Bass, teacher, b Winkler, Man, 5 Jun 1940; Bachelor of Religious Education and Diploma, Sacred Music (Mennonite Brethren Bible College) 1965, BA (Waterloo Lutheran) 1968, Künstlerische Reifeprüfung (Academy of Music, Detmold) 1978.

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Amédée Tremblay

(Pierre-Joseph) Amédée Tremblay. Organist, composer, teacher, b Montreal 14 Apr 1876, d Los Angeles 1949. He began study at 12 with Father Sauvé, the organist at St-Joseph Church, Montreal, continuing with Alcibiade Béique (piano and organ) and Father Cléophas Borduas (Gregorian chant).

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Andreas Barban

Andreas Barban. Pianist, teacher, b Leipzig 5 Feb 1914, d St John's 23 May 1993; honorary LL D (Memorial) 1985. He studied 1934-6 at the Leipzig Conservatory with Robert Teichmueller and Max Hochkofler and privately with G. Stieglitz, Tania Zunser-Ury, and Erich Liebermann-Rosswiese.

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Andrew Homzy

Andrew (Paul) Homzy. Musicologist, composer, arranger, bandleader, b Toledo, Ohio, 31 Oct 1945; B Mus (Baldwin-Wallace College) 1967, MMA (McGill) 1971.

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Andrew Hughes

Andrew Hughes. Musicologist, b London 3 Aug 1937; MA (Oxford) 1964, PH D (Oxford) 1964. An authority on medieval liturgy and music, Hughes has taught at Queen's University, Belfast 1962-4, the University of Illinois 1964-7, and the University of North Carolina 1967-9.

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Andrew Paul MacDonald

Andrew Paul MacDonald. Composer, guitarist, conductor, teacher, b Guelph, Ont, 30 Nov 1958; B MUS (Western) 1981, M MUS (Michigan) 1982, DMA (Michigan) 1985. MacDonald began guitar lessons in Guelph at age nine, studying with John Becker, and Bruce French.

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Andrew Tunis

Andrew (Logan) Tunis. Pianist, accompanist, teacher, b Fredericton 30 Apr 1956, B MUS (University of Ottawa) 1978, M MUS (Manhattan School of Music) 1980.