Education/Awards

EDUCATION:

Conducting Certificate for studies with Pierre Boulez, Basle Academy of Music 1969

Bachelor of Music in Composition Indiana University 1960-64

  • Composition – Thomas Beversdorf; Bernard Heiden
  • Orchestration –Thomas Beversdorf; Juan Orrego-Salas
  • Piano – Ann Saslov; Montana Grinsted
  • Music Theory – Counterpoint and Fugue – Bernard Heiden, Eugene Glickman
  • Harmony and Analysis – Peter Delone, and William Thompson
  • Music History – Ralph Daniels, Walter Kaufman, John White
  • Double Bass – Murray Grodner, John Jensen
  • Percussion Seminar – George Gaber
  • Theatre History – William Kinser

Premed University of Manitoba 1958-60

  • Music Theory and History – Peggy Sampson and Ronald Gibson

Private studies in Winnipeg in theory and piano: Susan Struthers; Beth Cooil; Gwenda Owen Davies; Sydney McGinnis.

Kelvin High School Winnipeg Manitoba

Stonewall Collegiate Institute

Lord Roberts Public School Winnipeg Manitoba

AWARDS:

  • Honorary Doctor Of Laws – University of Manitoba 2007 Victor’s Doctorate Speech (in Video)
  • Gemini Award 2002 for Best Original Score for Documentary Program or Series – Anthony Sherwood Productions for Honour Before Glory
  • Manitoba Blizzard Award Best Musical Score 1995, For The Moment John Aaron Productions
  • Manitoba Blizzard Award Best Musical Score 1993, The Last Winter John Aaron Productions
  • Canada Council B Grant for Independent Work 1968
  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Centennial Workshop 1967
  • Indiana University Scholarship 1962, 1963 and 64
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