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Dr. John William Vandertuin

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Phone: (519) ***-****  HQ Phone
Brantford Musicians' Association
101 Chatham Street
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2P3
Canada

Company Description: The Brantford Musicians' Association is committed to furthering live music in the Brantford area. We are actively seeking partnerships with corporate citizens,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Organist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • many organ and piano degrees , Organ Performance
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brantfordmusicians.org, 3 July 2014 [cached]
Dr John W Vandertuin Referral Service | Brantford Musicians' Association
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Dr John W Vandertuin
John W. Vandertuin, Canadian Organ Recitalist, Composer, (a member of SOCAN), Teacher and Music Critic, was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, (honoris causa) in July 2004, at the National Convention of the RCCO held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in recognition of his exceptional abilities as an Organ Recitalist. He commenced his formal study in Piano and "Music Braille" at the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario and made his recital debut in Paris, France at age 14, while a student of Jean Langlais, the renowned French blind organist and composer, in a programme consisting of works by Louis Vierne, Jean Langlais and J.S. Bach (two complete trio Sonatas and 'Dorian' Toccata and Fugue). He obtained many organ and piano degrees including an A.R.C.T. (Gold Medal) in Organ Performance, and an A.R.C.T. in Piano Performance, from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, an A.Mus. from The Western Ontario Conservatory of Music, London, Ontario, an Honors Bachelor (Gold Medal) and Master of Music Degrees in Organ Performance from the University of Western Ontario. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree with Highest Honors from The University of Michigan where he studied with Dr. Robert Glasgow. In 1982, he studied with Mr. Piet Kee of the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. Dr. Vandertuin has twice been invited to compete in the International Improvisation Competition in Haarlem, The Netherlands (only the second Canadian to be so honoured). Dr. Vandertuin is the recipient of a number of prizes and awards including the Prix Conrad Letendre in Montreal, Quebec in 1979, First Prize in the Improvisation Category of the National Healey Willan Organ Competition in 1980 and Second Prize in the San Anseimo, U.S.A. Improvisation Competition in 1987 and 1989. He has performed across Canada, in the U.S.A., France and The Netherlands, as well as at the regional and national conventions of the RCCO. His performances have been broadcast nationally by the CBC as well as by Radio Canada. He has also been featured on Canada's daily Christian television programme, 100 Huntley Street. Dr. Vandertuin has been Organist and Choir Director at various churches. A set of Organ Pieces entitled Three for Holy Week has been published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, Missouri, and his Variations on "St. Christopher " and his Variations on "St. Kevin" have been published by Darcey Press, Vernon Hills, Illinois. Toccata on "Veni Creator Spiritus ", Children "s Sacred Suite, and Fantasia on "0 Canada ", have been published by Tuinmeester Editions, of Brantford, Ontario. The remainder of his compositions for Organ and a Choral Anthem have been published by Fairbank Music Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia. In 1999, Dr. Vandertuin released his CD, "Glory to His Holy Name". His previous recordings were a Vinyl LP entitled "John William Vandertuin at the Organ of the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind, Brantford, Ontario," and a Cassette Tape entitled "Sparkling Sounds with John William Vandertuin. His latest recordings are a Cassette Tape entitled "Christmas Classics" and a CD entitled John W. Vandertuin, Live in concert on the Casavant Organ at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica, London, Ontario, Canada. This latter named CD was dedicated to the memory of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, and has been recognized by the Vatican. Dr. Vandertuin, has also been recognized by The Rt.
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fairbankmusic.ca, 3 Feb 2011 [cached]
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Born in Brandon, Manitoba, John Vandertuin commenced his formal study in piano and music Braille in Brantford, ON and made his recital debut in Paris, France at age 14 while a student of Jean Langlais.
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At the 2004 national RCCO convention in Winnipeg, Dr. Vandertuin was awarded the degree of FRCCO ( honoris causa).
Dr. Vandertuin has performed across Canada, in the USA, France and the Netherlands as well as at regional and national conventions of the RCCO. His playing has been broadcast on CBC radio and on Radio Canada. He has held the position of Organist at various churches and he is in demand as an organ consultant and music critic. His earlier organ compositions have been published by Concordia and by Darcey Press.
Classical players are also on board, ...
www.brantfordexpositor.ca, 18 Oct 2007 [cached]
Classical players are also on board, including instrumentalists who perform with the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, and soloists, such as acclaimed organist John Vandertuin.
Known for his sacred compositions, recitals and recordings, Vandertuin joined the BMA 23 years ago."Professional musicians should really belong to the union," he says, "because they're the ones who stand up to unfair practices."
Vandertuin is one of 201 current members, a number that has been steadily climbing over the past few years, as live music begins regaining its popularity.
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www.rcco.ca, 29 July 2013 [cached]
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Dr. John Vandertuin To Be Guest Organist in August
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Dr. John W. Vandertuin is a widely acclaimed Canadian organ recitalist and composer. He commenced his formal study in Piano and "Music Braille" at the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario and made his recital debut in Paris, France at age 14, while a student of Jean Langlais, the renowned French blind organist and composer. Dr. Vandertuin was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, in July 2004. He has performed across Canada, in the U.S.A., France and The Netherlands. His performances have been broadcast nationally by the CBC as well as by Radio Canada.
Dr. John Vandertuin, ...
www.cbmi-can.org, 7 April 2009 [cached]
Dr. John Vandertuin, internationally known blind concert organist, will perform an Evening of Praise benefit concert for cbm at Grace Anglican Church, Brantford on Saturday, April 4th, 8 p.m. Free will offering. Receipts will be issued for donations over $5.
Dr. Vandertuin commenced his formal study in Piano and "Music Braille" at the Ontario School for the Blind in Brantford, Ontario. He made his recital debut in Paris, France at age 14, while a student of Jean Langlais, the renowned French, blind organist and composer.
In July 2004, Dr Vandertuin, was made a Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organist, (honoris causa), at the National Convention of the RCCO held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in recognition of his exceptional abilities as an Organ Recitalist.
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