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John Burnett Parkin

John Burnett Parkin, architect (b at Toronto 26 June 1911; d at Los Angeles, Calif 17 Aug 1975). Parkin graduated in architecture from University of Toronto in 1935 and worked in London, England, before returning to Toronto in 1937 to establish a small architectural practice.

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Dora Mavor Moore

Dora Mavor Moore, actress, teacher (b at Glasgow, Scot 8 Apr 1888; d at Toronto 15 May 1979). After studying elocution at Toronto's Margaret Eaton School of Expression, she became the first Canadian to graduate from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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Nancy Vogan

Nancy (Fraser) Vogan. Educator. b Moncton, NB, 22 Mar 1945; BA music (Mount Allison) 1967, M MUS music education (ESM) 1969, PH D music education (ESM) 1979.

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James Dodsley Humphreys

James Dodsley Humphreys. Tenor, teacher, b Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, ca 1811, d Toronto 23 or 24 Feb 1877. Humphreys' claim (Toronto Patriot, 26 Apr 1844) to have been 'formerly of the Royal Academy of Music' is not substantiated.

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Olaf Sveen

Olaf Sveen. Accordionist, composer, b Surndal, Norway, l8 Apr l9l9, naturalized Canadian l954. Taught to play the accordion by his father and grandfather and by noted Norwegian players, Sveen moved to Canada in l949.

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Herbert Belyea

(Warren) Herbert Belyea. Teacher, choir conductor, composer, poet, b Winnipeg 22 Dec 1917, d Winnipeg 4 Aug 2001; BA (St John's College, Winnipeg) 1948, B ED (Manitoba) 1953, M ED (Manitoba) 1961.

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Stephen Humbert

Stephen Humbert. Hymnodist, church musician, ship builder, baker, b New Jersey 1766 or 1767, d Saint John, NB, 16 Jan 1849. A Loyalist, Humbert arrived in New Brunswick in 1783. He was granted a plot of land in Saint John in 1785 and lived on it until his death.

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John Adaskin

John Adaskin, conductor, radio producer, administrator, cellist (born 4 June 1908 in Toronto, ON; died 4 March 1964 in Toronto).

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Lorne Cardinal

Cardinal began working almost immediately after graduating from the University of Alberta with a bachelor of fine arts in 1993. One of his first roles was on the stage in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in Dream in High Park, in Toronto.

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Lydia Boucher

Lydia (Sister Marie-Thérèse) Boucher. Teacher, composer, b St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, near Montreal, 28 Feb 1890, d Montreal 5 Mar 1971; lauréat (AMQ) 1914, diplôme académique (AMQ) 1916, B MUS (Montreal) 1931. She joined the Soeurs de Ste-Anne in 1907 and took her vows in 1909.

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Catherine Allison

(Alice) Catherine Allison. Educator, b Vankleek Hill, east of Ottawa, 1 Apr 1902? (family sources suggest 1898), d Ottawa 3 Apr 1986; honorary MA (St Francis Xavier) 1957, honorary LL D (Dalhousie) 1971.

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Leonard Camplin

Leonard Camplin. Conductor, violinist, oboist, b London 16 Aug 1928; FTCL. He studied at the GSM and the Essen School of Music, Germany, and received private tuition in London and Berlin. After graduating from the RMSM (Kneller Hall) in 1955 he became the British Army's youngest bandmaster.

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Robert Murray Gordon McConnell

Robert Murray Gordon McConnell,"Rob," jazz musician (b at London, Ont 14 Feb 1935, d at Toronto 1 May 2010). McConnell studied with Gordon Delamont in Toronto and then played valve trombone in the bands of Maynard FERGUSON (New York, 1964) and Phil NIMMONS (Toronto, 1965-69).

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Beth Douglas

Beth (Martha Elizabeth) Douglas. Educator, choir conductor, b Winnipeg 28 Apr 1913, d there 9 Nov 1987; BA (Manitoba) 1959, B ED (Manitoba) 1964.

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Don Cowan

Donovan Frankland Cowan, educator, composer (born 22 June 1919 in Outlook, Saskatchewan; died 12 January 2013 in Victoria, BC). B MUS (Saskatchewan) 1948, MA (Minnesota) 1962, ED D (Northern Colorado) 1971.

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Arthur Collingwood

Arthur Collingwood. Educator, conductor, organist, composer, b Halifax, Yorkshire, England, 24 Nov 1880, d Montreal 22 Jan 1952; FRCO, honorary FTCL. He studied piano with Claude Pollard and Tobias Matthay, organ with W.H. Garland and Kendrick Pyne, and theory with Charles Pearce and Ebenezer Prout.

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Marthe Lapointe

Marthe Lapointe. Soprano, violinist, b Quebec City 29 Nov 1910; lauréat (AMQ) 1930. At six she began to study voice, solfège, violin, and piano. She entered Mont-Ste-Marie Convent in Montreal ca 1921, where she studied violin with Émile Taranto.

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Sherwood Robson

(Charles William) Sherwood Robson. Educator, choir conductor, b Vancouver 27 May 1913; B ED (British Columbia) 1962. His teachers included John Goss (voice) and Frederic Staton (voice, choir training) in the early 1940s and Burton Kurth (voice, organ, piano) in the 1950s.