MUSIC COORDINATOR NADIA TURBIDE IS AWARDED VANIER'S
2ND ANNUAL ABCD
(Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) AWARD
June 2009

At a special ceremony, Nadia Turbide became the second person ever honoured with the Vanier College ABCD Award. This award recognizes work deemed to be both exemplary as well as extraordinary in terms of contributions to the Vanier community.


Nadia Turbide

Nadia's tireless efforts as the Music Department's coordinator have contributed in no small part to Vanier's widely-known and well-deserved reputation for excellence in musical education.

She has been at the front lines of creating many top-notch concerts, not the least of which include the Montreal premiere of Ruth Fazal's monumental Oratorio Terezin, held on May 4, 2008 at Place des Arts. Even though PDA's Salle Wilfird-Pelletier has the biggest stage in Montreal, it still had to be enlarged to fit the entire group of 270 performers from the Vanier College Choir, the McGill Conservatory Youth Choir and the Ensemble Amati Orchestra. This concert event truly represented a high point among Nadia's numerous accomplishments.



Patrick Watson and his band, all of whom are Vanier Music Alumni, took time out for a photo on a June visit to the College. Nadia was thrilled to see her former students and posed for a picture seated on the drums. You can click on the photo at right for a larger version.

From left to right: Mishka Stein, Patrick Watson, Vanier Drums teacher Nasyr Ab-dul Al-Khabyyr, Simon Angell, Robbie Kuster and Music Coordinator Nadia Turbide.

Patrick Watson Band visits Vanier.

WEB LINKS

Encyclopedia of Music in Canada listing on Nadia:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003496

Article on Concordia University written by Nadia for the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada:
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000783

Article on soprano Colette Boky written by Nadia for the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada:
http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000354

Article on Charles Harriss that was taken from Nadia's MA thesis at McGill University, 1976:
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7922&&PHPSESSID=ychzfqkvzape


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