Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Violet Balestreri Archer (1913-2000)
Composer, educator, pianist, organist, adjudicator, was born in Montreal and received a Teacher's Licentiate in piano (1934), a B. Mus. in composition (1936) and an Associate Diploma in organ from the Royal Canadian College of Organists (1938). She studied under Douglas Clarke, Claude Champagne, Bela Bartok (New York, 1942) and Paul Hindemith (1947-49). She also received a B. Mus. (1948) and M. Mus. (1949), both in composition, from Yale University. Her music has been performed across Canada and the United States, and in Britain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Czechoslovakia, the former Soviet Union, Japan, New Zealand, Chile, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Germany and Finland.
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