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Alfred Tardif

(Georges) Alfred Tardif (Father Hilaire-Marie, Order of the Friars Minor). Organist, pianist, composer, b Laconia, NH, 7 Feb 1903, d Montreal 16 Mar 1978; lauréat piano (Montreal) 1929, lauréat organ (AMQ) 1934, D MUS (St Louis, Edmunston, NB) 1959.

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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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Allan McIver

(Joseph) Allan McIver, composer, arranger, pianist, conductor (born 17 January 1903 in Thetford-Mines, QC; died 15 June 1969 in Montréal, QC).

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Allan Rae

Allan Rae. Composer, b Blairmore, near Lethbridge, Alta, 3 Jul 1942. After three years in Calgary as a trumpeter in the Canadian Army Band he studied composition and arranging at the Berklee College of Music, Boston. He was a composer and conductor 1966-70 for CBC Calgary TV and radio.

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Allanson Brown

Allanson (Gordon Yeoman) Brown. Organist, choirmaster, composer, b York, England, 31 May 1902, naturalized Canadian 1951, d Leamington, Ont, 2 Oct 1982; FRCO 1926, FRCCO 1940.

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Allard De Ridder

Allard de Ridder. Conductor, violist, composer, b Dordrecht, Holland, 3 May 1887, d Vancouver 13 May 1966; B MUS (Toronto) 1943, D MUS (Toronto) 1945. He studied violin and conducting in Holland and at the Cologne Cons. His teachers included Johan Wagenaar, Fritz Steinbach, and Willem Mengelberg.

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Allister MacGillivray

John Allister MacGillivray, CM, songwriter, guitarist, folklorist, author, record producer (born 17 January 1948 in Glace Bay, NS). Allister MacGillivray’s songs are largely Celtic in style and Maritime in flavour, including his best-known work, “Song for the Mira,” which has become a standard in the Celtic repertoire and something of an anthem in Nova Scotia. He accompanied such acts as John Allan Cameron and Ryan’s Fancy before focusing exclusively on songwriting and producing. He has worked with such East Coast stalwarts as Buddy MacMaster and Men of the Deeps, and his songs have been covered by The Barra MacNeils, John McDermott and Anne Murray, among many others.

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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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Amanda Marshall

Amanda Meta Marshall. Singer, songwriter, b Toronto 29 Aug 1972. Marshall began performing at age 16 and was discovered two years later by Toronto guitarist Jeff Healey, whose drummer, Tom Stephen, eventually became her manager.

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Amanda Marshall

Amanda Meta Marshall, singer, songwriter (b at Toronto, 29 Aug 1972). Marshall began performing at age 16 and was discovered 2 years later by Toronto guitarist Jeff Healey, whose drummer, Tom Stephen, eventually became her manager.

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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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André Asselin

(Paul) André Asselin. Pianist, composer, writer, born Montreal, 25 Feb 1923, died Montreal 26 Jan 2012. He began piano study with Auguste Descarries and, on two scholarships (1945,1946) from the TCM (RCMT) studied with Ernest Seitz and Lubka Kolessa.

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André Durieux

André (Henri) Durieux. Violinist, conductor, arranger, teacher, b Paris 1899, d Montreal 18 Dec 1951. His family settled in Canada in 1911. He studied at the McGill Cons with Saul Brant and in Chicago with Otakar Ševčík and Leopold Auer.

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André Gagnon

André Gagnon, pianist, composer, conductor, arranger (b at St-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Qué 2 Aug 1939). Despite the eclecticism of his compositions and interpretations, Gagnon has created for himself an easily identifiable style, a mixture of light and classical music.

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André Gagnon

André Gagnon. Pianist, composer, conductor, arranger, actor, b St-Pacôme-de-Kamouraska, Que, 2 Aug 1936; premier prix harmony (CMM) 1961. André Gagnon played the piano as a child and began writing short pieces at six.

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André Hamel

André Hamel. Composer, teacher, born 1955. Initially a rock musician, André Hamel turned to composition in the early 1980s, when he began formal studies at the University of Montreal under composer Serge Garant; he received an MA in composition in 1993 under the direction of composer Michel Longtin.

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André Lamarche

Lamarche, André. Composer, teacher, b Montreal 8 Sep 1954; B MUS composition (Laval) 1976, M MUS composition (Laval) 1978, Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies (RNCM) 1981. After studies at Laval University 1973-8, he continued his training at the RNCM 1979-81.

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André Luc Desjardins

Desjardins, André Luc. Composer, arranger, b Lévis, near Quebec City, 12 Feb 1955; M MUS electroacoustics (Montreal) 1987. He studied with Pierick Houdy, Armando Santiago, Yves Daoust and Marcelle Deschênes.