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George Smale

George (Albert) Smale. Organist-choirmaster, educator, b Delaware Township, near London, Ont, 12 May 1905, d Brantford, Ont, 10 Jan 1994; ATCM organ 1934, ATCM voice 1934, honorary FRCCO (1989).

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George Stewart

George (Watson) Stewart. Conductor, teacher, organist, french hornist, b Glasgow 1870, d near Woodbridge, Ont, 24 Nov 1961. He studied with George Bloine in Berlin, taught singing at the Academy in Edinburgh, and toured for two seasons with the Berlin Meister Orchestra.

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George Strathy

George (William) Strathy. Teacher, pianist, conductor, composer, b Scotland 19 Aug 1818, d Toronto 4 Dec 1890; B MUS (Trinity College, Toronto) 1853, D MUS (Trinity College, Toronto) 1858. He probably came to Canada in 1835.

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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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Gerald Bales

(Albert) Gerald Bales. Organist, choirmaster, composer, teacher, b Toronto 12 May 1919, d London, Ont, 4 Jul 2002; ATCM 1936, honorary FRCCO 1974. Taught first by his mother, he gave a piano recital at seven and an organ recital at 13.

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Gertrude Huntly Green

Gertrude Huntly Green (b Huntley, m Green, m Durand). Pianist, teacher, b St Thomas, Ont, July 1889, d Victoria, BC,10 Jan 1987. During her career she spelled her family name Huntley and Huntly.

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Gertrude Newton

Gertrude Newton. Soprano, teacher, b Manchester 1895, d Victoria, BC, 30 May 1972. She was a pupil of Rhys Thomas in London and, after moving in 1910 to Winnipeg, of Winona Lightcap. She became a soloist at Fort Rouge United Church in 1916 and at Knox United Church in 1923.

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Gideon Hicks

Gideon Hicks. Bass-baritone, teacher, conductor, b Stoke-Climsland, Cornwall, England, 24 Jun 1868, d Victoria, BC, 23 Nov 1958. A pupil of C.C. Bethune in London, where he sang in concert and oratorio, Hicks moved to Vancouver in 1889.

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Gifford Mitchell

Gifford (Jerome) Mitchell. Educator, organist, choir director, b Cobden, Renfrew County, Ont, 29 Apr 1913, d 3 Dec 2006; BA (McGill) 1934, B MUS (Toronto) 1948. He taught history and languages in Westmount, Que, after graduating from McGill University.

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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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Gisela Depkat

Gisela Depkat. Cellist, teacher, b Königsberg, Germany, 5 Sep 1942, naturalized Canadian 1960. Her parents settled in Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) in 1954. After studies with A.

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Giulio Masella

Giulio (Luigi) Masella. French hornist, teacher, b Montreal 8 Dec 1935; premier prix french horn (CMM) 1952. His brother Joseph and Harry Berv taught him at the CMM 1947-55. He was a member of the MSO 1954-82 and played regularly in CBC orchestras and ensembles 1965-82.

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Giuseppe Carboni

Giuseppe (Angelo) Carboni. Teacher, composer, b Venice 1866 (1857 according to Towers' Dictionary-Catalogue of Operas and Operettas ) d Toronto 9 Feb 1934.

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Giuseppe Macina

Giuseppe (Francesco) Macina. Tenor, opera director, teacher, conductor, b Modugno, Italy, 20 Jun 1938; Artist Diploma voice (Toronto) 1967.

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Gladys Egbert

Gladys (Alma) Egbert (b McKelvie). Piano teacher, b Rapid City, near Brandon, Man, 31 Dec 1896, d Calgary 7 Mar 1968; honorary FRAM 1936, honorary LLD (Alberta) 1965. Her family moved to Calgary in 1903 and she began piano study with Ada Dowling Costigan.

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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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Gladys Willan

Gladys (Ellen) Willan (b Hall). Teacher, pianist, b London, England 19 Mar 1883, d Toronto 8 Dec 1964; LRAM 1902. At the Royal Academy of Music she studied piano with Francesco Berger and Tobias Matthay and voice with Walter Mackway.

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Glen Harrison

(Gilbert) Glen Harrison. Educator, choir conductor, tenor, b Winnipeg 3 Jun 1929; BA (Manitoba) 1950, AMM (Manitoba) 1960, M ED (Manitoba) 1973. His main teachers were Nina Dempsey and Ruby Moir.

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Godfrey Hewitt

(John Lemuel) Godfrey Hewitt. Organist, choirmaster, composer, teacher, b Cudworth, Yorkshire, England, 4 Jul 1909, d Ottawa 30 Aug 2002; FRCO 1930, honorary ARSCM 1969, D MUS (Cantuar) 1973. After lessons in Leeds with A.C.