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Order of Canada

Louis Applebaum, C.C., Mus.B., LL.D.

Don Mills, Ontario [Canada]

Companion of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 15, 1995; Invested on February 15, 1996

The first music director of the Stratford Festival, he composed music for more than sixty of its plays and has been honoured for many of his television and film scores for both domestic and foreign productions. His presidency of the Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada paved the way for its status as one of the best performing rights organizations in the world. He is a model of leadership and support for future generations of composers, teachers and arts administrators. This is a promotion within the Order.

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on December 15, 1976; Invested on April 20, 1977

Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Council and Vice-President of the Canadian League of Composers, who has done much to further the development of music in Canada as composer, conductor and administrator.

Deceased on April 19, 2000