Violet Louise Archer CM (April 24, 1913 – February 21, 2000) was a Canadian composer, teacher, pianist, organist, and percussionist. Born Violet Balestreri in Montreal, Quebec, in 1913, her family changed their name to Archer in 1940. She died in Ottawa on 21 of February 2000. Archer earned an L MUS from McGill University in 1934, and a B MUS from McGill in 1936 where she studied composition with Douglas Clarke.
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Violet Archer (1913–2000) was a Canadian composer, pianist, organist, percussionist and music educator. Her family changed "Balestreri" name to Archer in 1940. Violet studied at McGill University, receiving a Licentiate in Music diploma in 1934 and BMus degree in 1936, and also acquired an associate diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists in 1938. Archer visited New York in the summer of 1942, where she studied composition with Béla Bartók.
Canadian composer and musician. After studying composition at McGill University, Montreal, and Yale University, Archer began a long teaching career, which included stints at North Texas State College from 1950 to 1953 and the University of Oklahoma from 1953 to 1961. She returned to Canada in 1962, where she taught theory and composition at the University of Alberta until her retirement from teaching in 1978. Although Archer’s compositions never attained widespread popularity, they were critically acclaimed, and by the time of her death, interest in her work was growing.
Violet Archer - among possible other duties - drafted harmony exercises for Western Board of Music exams. Fonds consists of manuscript scores, ranging from rough drafts and fragments to full scores, of instrumental, orchestral, choral and vocal works; harmony exercises; biographical material; and programs and promotional material for concerts featuring V. Archer's works. MsC 303 donated by V. Archer in 1990.
Violet Louise Archer was a Canadian composer, teacher, pianist, organist, and percussionist. Education and teachin. mage: Portrait of Violet Archer.
Violet Archer - Sonatine Number 2 for Piano - Ross Platt, Piano - CBC Transcription service - 1958 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A name which may not be as familiar in the . Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer, a seminal figure in Canadian composition, created a distinguished body of work during a career that spanned over six decades. With a life-long commitment to music that left no room for marriage, her music was heralded and performed around the world, and earned honours and awards for her both in Canada and abroad. Her musical training began before she was ten years of age with piano lessons. She continued to compose and in the summer of 1942 she was accepted by the great composer, Bèla Bartûk, as a composition student and studied with him in New York. It was in 1946 that her first work was published: Habitant Sketches for piano.