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Violet B. Archer, C.M., D.Mus.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Violet B. Archer, C.M., D.Mus. C.M. Edmonton
Honour Appointment Investiture
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.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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