Order of Canada
Violet B. Archer, C.M., D.Mus.
|Violet B. Archer, C.M., D.Mus.
|Member of the Order of Canada
||December 19, 1983
||April 11, 1984
| As one of our leading composers, she numbers among her teachers Claude Champagne, Bela Bartok and Paul Hindemith. After a period as an instructor at McGill she taught at several American universities before returning as a professor at the University of Alberta. Her compositions have been performed on important occasions both here and abroad; and works have been commissioned by the CBC, Canada Council, symphony orchestras and the first Inter- American Music Festival.
|Deceased on February 21, 2000.