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Carleton Elliott

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Carleton Elliott
Born15 March 1928
Welland, Ontario
Died24 August 2003 (2003-08-25) (aged 75)
Fredericton, New Brunswick
Occupation(s)Canadian composer, music theorist, choir conductor and music educator.

Carleton Weir Elliott (15 March 1928, Welland, Ontario - 24 August 2003, Fredericton, New Brunswick) was a Canadian composer, music theorist, choir conductor and music educator.[1]

Early life and education[edit | edit source]

Elliott was the son of Weir and Gertrude (née Chrysler) Elliott.[2][3] He studied at Mount Allison University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 1951.[2][3][4] He earned a Master of Music from California's University of Redlands in 1959,[2][3][4] and did further studies in theory and choral conducting at Indiana University.[2][3][4]

Career[edit | edit source]

Elliott joined the faculty of Mount Allison University in 1951, and taught there until 1993.[2][3][4] He co-founded the Mount Allison Conservatory Chorale in 1953 and served as its director until 1993.[4] He also served as a music examiner and adjudicator, becoming the Mount Allison Local Centre Examinations in Music supervisor in 1967,[2][3][4] and adjudicating at many music festivals in eastern Canada.[2][4] As an examiner, he "dispelled [students'] fears and nervousness by his gentleness and his genuine interest in them as people as well as musicians."[2] Among his compositions were many choral works[2][3][4] and piano pieces for young learners.[2][3][4]

Works[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Others articles of the Topic Music of Canada : B-Kool, The Kramdens, Music of Prince Edward Island, Henri Fabergé and the Adorables, Drake (musician), List of one-hit wonders in Canada, The Latency

Others articles of the Topic Classical music : Sylvain Fort, Ulrich Tadday, Thomas Betzwieser, Le Concert Spirituel, Classic 100 Composer, Beethoven's Compositional Method, Carlos Ágreda
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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Christine Storm (1996). Liberal Education and the Small University in Canada. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-7735-1512-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Hume, Kilby (Spring 2004). "Carleton W. Elliott" (PDF). The Canadian Music Teacher - Le Professeur de Musique Canadien. 54 (3): 19. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 "Obituaries: Elliott, Carleton". The Globe and Mail. Toronto, Ontario. 27 August 2003. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 "Carleton Elliott". The Canadian Encyclopedia, July 24, 2006

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