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François Papineau-Couture

François Papineau-Couture. Instrument builder, flutist, b Montreal 1 Apr 1953; BA teaching (Montreal) 1972, B MUS (Montreal) 1977. After studying the flute, he undertook a one-year stay in London studying the building of plucked keyboard instruments with John Rawson.

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Hélène Paul

Hélène Paul. Musicologist, teacher, b Montreal 9 Feb 1943; B MUS (Montreal) 1965, M MUS (Montreal) 1967, M MUS musicology (Sorbonne) 1970, diplôme d'études approfondies history of music and musicology (Sorbonne) 1988.

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Ken Whiteley

Ken (Kenneth David) Whiteley. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, b Bellefonte, Penn, of Canadian parents, 30 Apr 1951. Taken to Toronto at 5, Ken Whiteley began playing guitar at 12 under the influence of folk, blues and jug band music.

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Ethel Stark

Ethel (Gertrude) Stark. Violinist, conductor, teacher, born Montreal 25 Aug 1910, died there 16 Feb 2012; lauréat (AMQ) 1927, diploma (Curtis) 1934, fellow (Royal Society of Arts) 1980, honorary LL D (Concordia) 1980. Her Austrian-born parents were Adolph and Laura Stark.

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Cyril Hampshire

Cyril Hampshire. Pianist, organist, choir conductor, adjudicator, b Wakefield, England, 12 Oct 1900, d Hamilton, Ont, 18 Nov 1963; ATCM organ 1925, FTCL 1920s. He was assistant organist at 14 at Wakefield Cathedral, and his studies at Leeds College of Music led to other church positions in England.

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Virginia Garrison

Virginia (Hope) Garrison. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Indianapolis, Ind, 6 Jun1938; B SC (Ball State) 1960, M MUS (Michigan) 1966, PH D (Wisconsin) 1985.

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Harry Dean

Harry Dean. Teacher, organist-choirmaster, pianist, conductor, b Yorkshire, England, 22 Feb 1879, d Halifax, NS, 30 Oct 1955; ARCO 1898.

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Filmer Hubble

Filmer (Edwin) Hubble. Organist, choir conductor, teacher, adjudicator, b Dulwich, England, 12 Jan 1904, d Winnipeg 25 Nov 1969; honorary LL D (Manitoba) 1967. He moved to Winnipeg in 1921 and studied music with Hugh Ross, becoming his assistant organist at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

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Mossie Hancock

Mossie (Ida) Hancock (b McCrae). Pianist, teacher, broadcaster, critic, writer, actress, b Mervin, near Lloydminster, Sask, 14 Sep 1915, d Regina 15 Jan 2011; LRSM 1938, LTCL 1941.

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Frère Marie-Victorin

Frère Marie-Victorin (born Conrad Kirouac), member of the Brothers of the Christian Schoolsbotanist, teacher (born 3 April 1885 in Kingsey Falls, QC; died 15 July 1944 in St-Hyacinthe, QC). A self-taught botanist, Frère Marie-Victorin was the first chair of botany at Université de Montréal, founder of the Institut de Botanique and the Montréal Botanical Garden, and author of Flore laurentienne (1935). He also co-founded the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences, the Société canadienne d'histoire naturelle, and the Cercles des jeunes naturalistes, and actively promoted science in popular as well as academic publications. A French Canadian nationalist, Marie-Victorin believed that knowledge of Québec’s natural world would inspire pride in French Canadians and enable them to take possession of their land.

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Clem Martini

Clem Martini, playwright (born at Calgary 25 Aug 1956). Clem Martini grew up in Bowness, Alta. As a child he loved animals, the outdoors and reading. In high school he began writing short fiction and won several awards and contests, including the Woolworths Competition, for his stories.

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Eleanor Collins

Elnora Ruth Collins (née Procter), CM, singer, actor (born 21 November 1919 in Edmonton, Alberta). Canada’s “first lady of jazz,” Eleanor Collins was the first Canadian woman and the first Black entertainer in Canada to have her own national television show, CBC TV’s The Eleanor Show (1955). Often compared to American singer Lena Horne, Collins performed on many television and radio variety shows, as well as in clubs. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and the recipient of numerous lifetime achievement awards. Canada Post released a commemorative stamp in her honour in January 2022.

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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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John Goodwin Lyman

As a critic (the Montrealer, 1936-42) he showed an awareness of art's elusive quality and rather than dictate to people tried to help them respond to art.

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Douglas Shadbolt

Douglas Shadbolt, architect, teacher (b at Victoria, BC 18 Apr 1925; d Vancouver, BC 8 May 2002). Educated at Victoria College, the University of British Columbia and McGill University, Shadbolt finished his architectural studies at the University of Oregon between 1955 and 1957.

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Kenneth Elloway

Kenneth (Albert) Elloway. Conductor, teacher, b Weymouth, England, 17 Jan 1916, d Halifax, NS, 22 Sep 1980; ARCM 1943. He first played cornet and later took up the trombone and string bass. He graduated in 1945 from the RMSM (Kneller Hall).

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Raymonde Martin

Raymonde Martin. Cellist, teacher, b Montreal 27 Apr 1923. She enrolled at the CMM in 1943 and studied solfège and harmony with her sister Gilberte and cello with Jean Belland and later with Roland Leduc. At the same time she improved her knowledge of chamber and orchestral music.

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Theodor Zoellner

(Herman) Theodor Zoellner. Conductor, teacher, organist-choirmaster, b Dornburg, Saxony, Germany, 13 Apr 1854, d West Indies after 1922. The Zoellner family settled in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, in 1861, and the father, Hans A.

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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).