Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux

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Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux (9 August 1938 – 2 February 1985) was a Canadian composer and music educator who played an important role in the contemporary classical music scene of Canada and France from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. An associate of the Canadian Music Centre, she was commissioned to write works by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation, and the Quebec Contemporary Music Society.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Born in La Doré, Quebec, Saint-Marcoux studied at the École de musique Vincent-d'Indy, the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal (CMQM), and the Conservatoire de Paris. Her teachers included Gilbert Amy, Françoise Aubut, François Brassard, Claude Champagne, Jean-Pierre Guézec, Yvonne Hubert, Clermont Pépin, Pierre Schaeffer, and Gilles Tremblay. In 1967 she was awarded the Prix d'Europe for composition with Modulaire for orchestra. In 1969 she co-founded the Groupe international de musique électroacoustique de Paris and in 1971 she was a co-founder of the Montréal percussion group Ensemble Polycousmie. From 1971 until her death in Montréal in 1984 she taught on the faculty of the CMQM.[2]