Friday, November 7, 2008

Elaine Keillor

Pianist, distinguished research professor

Lives and works in Ottawa.

Born in 1939 in London, Ontario.

Holds the record as the youngest recipient of the Associate (ARCT) degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) with all of the theory exams completed at the age of ten.

First woman to receive a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Toronto.

Professor since 1977 at Carleton University, Ottawa, lecturing on Baroque, Classical periods, Canadian musics, ethnomusicology, keyboard performance and literature.

Inaugural recipient of the Canadian Women’s Mentor Award in the “Arts and Culture” category in 1999.

2004 Helmut Kallmann Award recipient for Distinguished Service relating to music libraries and archives, for outstanding contributions in documenting and improving access to resources in Canadian music.

Praised for her “impeccable pianism” and “musicality.”

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