Sous-fonds 1 - Royal Conservatory of Music sous-fonds

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UTA 1747-1

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Royal Conservatory of Music sous-fonds

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  • 1979-1983 (Creation)

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Sous-fonds

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0.80 m of textual records

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Name of creator

(1924-)

Biographical history

Prof. Ezra Schabas was born in New York and received his Diploma in Clarinet (1943) and Bachelor of Science (1948) from the Juillard School. In 1949, he received his Master of Arts from Columbia University. He also studied at the Conservatoire de Nancy, and the Fontainebleau School for the Arts in France between 1945 and 1950. After several appointments at American universities (1948-1952), he joined the staff of the Royal Conservatory of Music as Director of Concerts and Publicity where he arranged concerts for leading young artists across Canada. During the 1950s he was active as a clarinetist and conductor and managed music at the Stratford Festival (1958 and 1961). In 1960 he joined the staff of the Faculty of Music as Special Lecturer, becoming Associate Professor in 1961 and Professor in 1968. From 1978 to 1983, he was Principal of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Prof. Schabas retired as Professor Emeritus in 1985.

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(1886-current)

Administrative history

Founded in 1886 as the Toronto Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory received royal charter in 1947, becoming the Royal Conservatory of Music. The Conservatory is a music education organization and performance venue in Toronto near the UofT campus. The Conservatory became affiliated with the UofT in 1952, a relationship that lasted until 1991, when it once again became an independent institution.

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Contains official administrative records of the Chairman of the Assembly and the Office of the Principal during his tenure from 1978-1983.

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B1996-0013/011-/014

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