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Vancouver composer receives Order of Canada

Vancouver composer receives Order of Canada

July 3, 2012
British Columbia

"Vancouver-based Stephen Chatman has become the latest composer from British Columbia to be named a member of the Order of Canada.

Known for composing in every important genre of classical music, Chapman is also one of Canada's most respected advanced teachers of composition. His students include such prominent, and diverse, figures as John Estacio, Jocelyn Morlock, Melissa Hui and John Oliver.

Born in Faribault, Minn. in 1950, he studied at Oberlin and the University of Michigan, where his teachers included Ross Lee Finney and William Bolcom. A Fulbright grant took him to Europe, where he worked with Karl-heinz Stockhausen. In 1976 he moved to Canada and began his long association with UBC's School of Music, where he is currently professor and head of the composition division..."

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