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University of Toronto Music Library

Thomas, Theodore

  • VIAF ID: 12302400
  • Person
  • 1935-1905

Thomas, Theodore (1835-1905), formed his own orchestra in 1862 and gave concerts in many American cities, always including some unfamiliar work. He conducted the New York Philharmonic 1877– 91, and was the first conductor of the Chicago Symphony 1891 – 1905.

Tanin, Ates

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  • Person
  • 1936-2019

Ates Tanin taught chemistry at the University of Toronto from 1984 to 2001, and was an avid collector and researcher of the pianist Sviatoslav Richter.

Parker, Jamie

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/63761810
  • Person
  • 1963-

Jamie (James Edward) Parker, piano, was born in Burnaby, British Columbia May 31, 1963. He is a founding member of the Gryphon Trio (1993). He joined the teaching faculty at the University of Toronto in 2003 as the Rupert Edwards Chair in piano.

Sicsic, Henri-Paul

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  • Person
  • active 1986-

Henri-Paul Sicsic was appointed Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 2007. He taught at the Faculty until 2014.

Plettner, Arthur

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/78378481
  • Person
  • 1904-1999

Arthur Plettner was born November 15, 1904 in Bronx, New York. He moved to Germany with his parents at age 5 and studied flute and piano at the State Conservatory in Wurzburg. They returned to New York in 1924, at which time Plettner was the Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for the German Comic Opera Company in New York. In 1931, he joined the faculty at the Emma Willard Conservatory, teaching piano and harmony, before attending Juilliard Graduate School, where he studied conducting with Albert Stoessel. In 1937, he was named the Juilliard Professor of Music at the University of Chattanooga, and from 1937 to 1949 he conducted the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra. During this time, he also received a Bachelor of Music degree (1943) and Doctor of Music (1951) from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, primarily studying off-campus.

Starting in 1990, Arthur Plettner and his wife Isa McIlwraith donated their collection of music scores and books to the University of Toronto Music Library. Following his death on February 13, 1999 a bequest to the Faculty of Music established an endowment to support merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate music students at the Faculty.

Pedersen, Paul

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/6939130
  • Person
  • 1935-

Paul (Richard Pedersen), administrator and composer, was born in Camrose, Alberta August 28, 1935. He was dean of the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto (1990-1995).

Maniates, Maria Rika

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/15193589
  • Person
  • 1937-2011

(Maria) Rika Maniates, musicologist, was born March 30, 1937 and died October 20, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario. She studied at the University of Toronto where her teachers included Harvey Olnick (BA, 1960) and joined the teaching staff at the Faculty of Music and the Faculty of Arts and Science in 1965. She was director of the Early Music Group from 1965 to 1967 and chair of the department of history and literature of music (1973-1978). She also served as academic secretary of the graduate department of music (1968-1969, 1972-1973); associate dean of humanities (1990-1991); assistant dean of humanities (1991-1992); vice-dean of graduate studies (1991-1993, 1995); and acting chair of the graduate department of music (1992). She retired in 1995 and was named professor emerita.

Kolinski, Mieczyslaw

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/24593629
  • Person
  • 1901-1981

Mieczyslaw Kolinski, ethnomusicologist and composer, was born in Warsaw September 5, 1901 and died in Toronto, Ontario May 7, 1981. He taught ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto from 1966 to 1976.

Goldschmidt, Nicholas

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/52757732
  • Person
  • 1908-2004

Nicholas Goldschmidt was born Tavikovice, Morive December 6, 1908 and died Toronto, Ontario February 8, 2004. He moved to Toronto at the invitation of Arnold Walter where he was the first music director of the Royal Conservatory Opera School (now the University of Toronto Opera Division) (1946-1957).

McGee, Timothy J. (Timothy James)

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/79083139
  • Person
  • 1936-

Timothy McGee taught at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music from 1973 to 2003.

Morrison, Mary

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/104026404
  • Person
  • 1926-

Mary Morrison is a sessional lecturer of voice at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. She moved to Toronto from Winnipeg in 1945 to study voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and was appointed to the teaching faculty in 1979.

Gay, Ann Cooper

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/102763028
  • Person
  • [1944-]

Ann Cooper Gay studied opera at the University of Toronto. She later taught pedagogy classes at the University, as well as conducting the University of Toronto Women's Chorus. From 2000 to 2015, she was the executive artistic director of the Canadian Children's Opera Company (CCOC).

Beach, David

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/40722437
  • Person
  • 1938-

David Beach was Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music from 1996 to 2004. Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he taught at Yale University and the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Iseler, Elmer

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/46950297
  • Person
  • 1927-1998

Elmer Iseler taught choral music at the University of Toronto from 1965 to 1968. In Fall 1997, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of Choral Music in the fall of 1997 with the Elmer Iseler Singers the professional choir-in-residence at the Faculty of Music.

Ridout, Godfrey

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/17488989
  • Person
  • 1918-1984

Godfrey Ridout, composer, was born in Toronto May 7, 1918 and died November 24, 1984. He started teaching at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in 1940 and at the University of Toronto in 1948. He retired in 1982.

Morawetz, Oskar

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/5124664
  • Person
  • 1917-2007

Oskar Morawetz, composer, was born Svetla, Czechoslovakia January 17, 1917 and died in Toronto June 13, 2007. He moved to Canada in 1940 where he studied at the University of Toronto and then taught at the Royal Conservatory of Music, starting in 1946. In 1952, he joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in composition, where he taught until his retirement in 1952.

Harmantas, Frank

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/2037114
  • Person
  • active 1967-

Frank Harmantas taught low brass at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he also started and directed the University of Toronto Trombone Choir.

Harmantas received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois before joining the United States Army Band as Principal Trombone and Soloist. While in Washington, D.C., he also obtained a Masters Degree in Performance from the Catholic University of America. He also studied at Indiana University and the Eastman School of Music. In 1971, he joined the Toronto Symphony. He has also appeared as principal trombone with the CBC Orchestra, National Ballet Orchestra, and the Hamilton Philharmonic.

Toronto Wagner Society

  • Local
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-

Founded in 1975 by Dorothy Graziani with the support of Dr. Boyd Neel, the Toronto Wagner Society is a non-profit organization of people with a common love of the music dramas of Richard Wagner. The Society's objective is to encourage interest in, study of, and further presentation of the music-drams of Wagner. The Society meets monthly and organizes various events (lectures, interviews, video screenings, roundtable discussions, debates, and reviews). Their newsletter, Wagner News, is issued to members 3-4 times per year and features articles, reviews, and information about Wagner performances worldwide. The Society also maintains a scholarship to support young singers.

Past chairs of the Society are: Dorothy Graziani (1975-1981); Eric Domville (1981-1985); Hans de Groot (1985-1990); Frances Henry (1990-1996, 2007-); L & M Hutcheon (1996-1999); Wayne Gooding (1999-2001); Helmut Reichenbächer (1999-2003); Richard Rosenman (2001-2005); Jim Fisher (2003-2007); Yvonne Chiu (2005-2009); and Lorne Albaum (2009-2013).

DuBois, Mark

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/21103119
  • Person
  • 1953-

Mark (Christopher) DuBois, tenor, was born in Toronto, Ontario November 9, 1953. He received his artist Diploma from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1977 and his Artist Diploma in opera in 1979, from the University of Toronto Opera School. He studied with Irene Jessner (1976-1984) and taught at the Faculty of Music as a voice instructor from 1987 to 1989.

Dann, Steven

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/29410711
  • Person
  • 1953-

Steven Dann is an alumnus of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (student of Lorand Fenyves). He joined started teaching at the Faculty as an instructor in 1989-1991, 1995-1996, and then associate professor, 1996-2013.

Orloff, Vladimir

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/15195681
  • Person
  • 1928-2019

Vladimir (Vadim) Orloff (Orlov), cello, was born May 26, 1928 in Odessa and died April 1, 2019. He emigrated to Canada in 1971 to become the principal cello teacher at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music.

Murley, Mike

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/104845452
  • Person
  • 1961-

Mike (Michael David) Murley, saxophone, composer, was born December 12, 1961 in Windsor, Nova Scotia. He joined the jazz department at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1994.

Quarrington, Joel

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/117182691
  • Person
  • 1955-

Joel (Andrew) Quarrington, double bass, was born in Toronto, Ontario January 15, 1955. He started teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1994.

Parr, Patricia

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/67977465
  • Person
  • 1938-

Patricia (Ann) Parr, piano, was born in Toronto, Ontario June 10, 1937. She joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1974, where she taught until 2010. Parr also founded and was administrator of the Faculty Artists Series (1974-1979).|

Read, Paul

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/105146086
  • Person
  • 1948-

Paul Read founded degree programs in jazz studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1991, where he was Professor of Music, Director of Jazz Studies, and Director of Graduate Jazz Studies.

Relyea, Gary

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/4749690
  • Person
  • 1942-

Gary (Weston) Relyea, bass-baritone, was born in Highland Park, Michigan April 9, 1942. He studied voice with Louis Quilico at the University of Toronto, and began teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1979.

Renshaw, Sophie

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/169983028
  • Person
  • active 1988-

Sophie Renshaw, viola, joined the Orford String Quartet (the quartet-in-residence at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music) in 1988. She taught at the Faculty from 1988 to 1991, when the Orford String Quartet disbanded.

Valdepeñas, Joaquin

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/55796932
  • Person
  • active 1980-

Joaquin Valdepeñas, clarinet, was a founding member of Amici, with Patricia Parr, piano and David Hetherington, cello. He started teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1981.

MacPhail, Jean

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/67887227
  • Person
  • active 1975-

Jean MacPhail, mezzo soprano, started teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1982.

Loman, Judy

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/53368407
  • Person
  • 1936-

Judy (Judith Ann) Loman (nee Leatherman), harp, was born in Goshen, Indiana November 3, 1936. She started teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1966.

McDonall, Lois

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/11227509
  • Person
  • 1939-

Lois (Jeanette) McDonall, soprano, was born in Edmonton, Alberta February 7, 1939. She studied with Irene Jessner at the University of Toronto (1965-1968) and began teaching at the Faculty of Music in 1985.

Rao, Doreen

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/79644732
  • Person
  • active 1980-2010

Doreen Rao joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1988, where she founded the International Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling, and held the inaugural Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting. She retired at the end of the 2009-2010 academic year.

Rolston, Shauna

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/19547142
  • Person
  • 1967-

Shauna Rolston, cello, was born in Edmonton, Alberta January 31, 1967. She joined the teaching faculty and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1995.

Souvairan, Pierre

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/56301815
  • Person
  • 1911-2000

Pierre (Julien Arnold) Souvairan, piano, was born in Montreux, Switzerland on July 30, 1911 and died in Evolène, Switzerland March 28, 2000. He joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in 1953 and retired in 1978 (continuing to teach part time).

Summers, Richard

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  • Person
  • active 1985-

Richard (Rick) Summers, guitar, is an alumnus of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, and guitar teacher in the Faculty's Music Education department (1985-1987).

Taurins, Ivars

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/154354729
  • Person
  • 1956-

Ivars Taurins, conductor and violist, was born in Toronto, Ontario April 28, 1956. He has taught conducting and Baroque instrumental and vocal ensembles at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music since 1997.

Wright, William

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/102768842
  • Person
  • 1939-

William Wright, organist and conductor, joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1970 where he conducted the University Singers and the University of Toronto Concert Choir until 1985. Wright also performed in one of the inaugural concerts for the Edward Johnson Building Concert Hall Organ (November 11, 1973) and was Director of Music at Deer Park United Church in Toronto (1965-2009).

MacDonald, Lorna

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  • Person
  • active 1994-

Lorna MacDonald is a Professor of Voice and Lois Marshall Chair in Voice Studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. She was Head of Voice from 1994 to 2007.

Shishakly, Ameene

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/79851704
  • Person
  • active 1987-

Ameene Shishakly, clarinet, was the 1987 recipient of the Eaton Graduating Scholarship at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, where he studied with Joaquin Valdepeñas. He was an instructor at the Faculty from 1992 to 1997.

Shulman, Nora

  • http://viaf.org/viaf/105150433
  • Person
  • active 1974-

Nora Shulman, flute, was the longest serving Principal Flutist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the time of her retirement (1974-2017, Principal Flute, 1986-2017). She joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in 1980.

Shulman, Suzanne

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/55660652
  • Person
  • 1946-

Suzanne Shulman, flute, was born in Toronto, Ontario November 30, 1946. She studied at the University of Toronto with Nicholas Fiore and Robert Aitken (Artist Diploma, 1967) and began teaching at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto in 1984.

Walter, Cameron

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/41541011
  • Person
  • active 1971-

Cameron Walter, conductor, trombone, euphonium, music education, joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Music staff in 1994.

St John, Scott

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/114146094342100332356
  • Person
  • 1969-

Scott St John, violin, was born in London, Ontario December 4, 1969. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music from 1999 to 2006, where he taught violin, viola, and chamber music. He joined the St. Lawrence String Quartet in 2006.

Barnum, John

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/104826796
  • Person
  • active 1966-

John Barnum, conductor, joined the teaching staff at the University of Toronto in 1991, where he was a conducting instructor and music director of the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Orchestra until 1993.

Berman, Melvin

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/56818847
  • Person
  • 1929-2008

Melvin Berman, oboe, was born with Hartford, Connecticut February 28, 1929 and died April 2, 2008. He started teaching at the University of Toronto Facuslty of Music in 1971, and became head of woodwinds in 1988. Berman retired in 1997.

Campbell, James

  • https://viaf.org/viaf/119566720
  • Person
  • 1949-

James (Kenneth) Campbell, clarinet, was born August 10, 1949 in Leduc, Alberta. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto in 1971, where he later taught (1979-1988).

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