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UVic Music Prof Named To Order Of Canada

Ian McDougall, professor emeritus at the University of Victoria School of Music, will be honoured as a member of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Nov. 5.
         A renowned trombonist and composer, Ian McDougall has had a distinguished career as a musician, bandleader and teacher. At home with both classical music and jazz, he has written compositions for symphony orchestras, chamber choirs, jazz bands and for special events. Highly regarded by his peers, he is a top-ranked studio musician, has served as leader of a variety of jazz groups, and has been principal trombone in numerous others. He was instrumental in developing the jazz program at UVic. He is also an esteemed and dedicated mentor whose students now rank among the top trombonists and teachers in the country.
         “I am very honoured to receive this recognition,” says McDougall. “For 60 years I’ve been playing the trombone and have done quite a bit as a musician. But most of the teaching work I have done has been at UVic and I’m glad to be recognized for that.”
         The Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation. Over the last 40 years, more than 5 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. For more information visit www.ianmcdougall.com and www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=13345

  Media Contacts:

Ian McDougall (Music) at 250-477-9565 or imcdoug@uvic.ca
Maria Lironi (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6139 or lironim@uvic.ca

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