Series S05 - Arnold Walter

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Arnold Walter

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  • [195-]-1987 (Creation)
    Walter, Arnold Maria

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0.10 m of textual records
7 audio reels

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(30 Aug. 1902-6 Oct. 1973)

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Arnold Maria Walter, OC, musicologist, educator, administrator (born 30 August 1902 in Hannsdorf (Hanušovice), Moravia; died 6 October 1973 in Toronto, ON). After immigrating to Canada in 1937, Arnold Walter became a visionary and influential leader of music education in Canada, developing musical talent and helping to build audiences for musical performance and appreciation. He introduced Carl Orff's teaching method in North America, and established both the Senior School and the Opera School at the Toronto Conservatory of Music (now the Royal Conservatory of Music). Under his tenure as director (1952–68), the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto attained international stature, with the first electronic music studio in Canada and one of North America’s most comprehensive music libraries. Walter was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1971.

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Series contains textual works and sound recordings by Arnold Walter.

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The majority of Arnold Walter's records are held at Library and Archives Canada, (accessed 2021-06-15).

Additional records are held at the University of Toronto Archives, (accessed 2021-06-15).

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