Honorary Doctorates - Spring 2014
Wayne Riddell, Doctor of Music, honoris causa
Considered one of Canada’s most accomplished choral conductors, Wayne Riddell is credited with having raised the profile of church and chamber choirs in Canada to a new level while exploring a range of musical styles that vary from the standard repertoire to new music by Canadian composers. Founder and former director of the Tudor Singers, Mr. Riddell and the Singers toured Canada from coast to coast; their performances were frequently broadcast on the CBC. He is also known as a great pedagogue, “a choral trainer of genius.” Organist-choirmaster at Westmount Park United, Erskine and American United, and the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, Wayne Riddell is a graduate of McGill, where he has also taught. He is the recipient of many awards, including the first Healey Willan Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as the Order of Canada. (Original Article)
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