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Order of Canada

Ron Collier, O.C.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Ron Collier, O.C. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada May 8, 2003 December 12, 2003
In the recording studio, on stage or in the classroom, Ron Collier has consistently striven for excellence and inspired others to do the same. A trombonist, composer and arranger, in the 1950s he helped to introduce to Canada the third-stream movement, successfully overlapping styles to create a fusion of classical music with improvisational jazz. A founder of the Music Program at Humber College, where he shared his gift for composition and orchestration with students, he also led several stage bands to victory at national competitions.
Deceased on October 23, 2003.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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