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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
August 21, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Laurier Centre for Music in the Community Awards

Laurier Centre for Music in the Community Awards

Each spring LCMC honours members of the community who contribute to the advancement of music.
The citation reads:

"The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community recognizes and celebrates the contribution that the recipient has made to enhance the quality and vitality of music in the community"



Rhonda Kran: Chairperson, Kodaly Festival; Former WRDSB Principal; Music Educator and Supporter


Kelly Laurila: Leader, Mino Ode Kwewak N’Gamowak (Good Hearted Woman Singers); Organizer, Bridging Communities through Song


Bill Labron: Owner, Beckett School; Founder, Lyrical Lines Education Network

Lynn McRuer: Owner, Music Plus Corp; Founder, Lyrical Lines Education Network


Ken Hull: Professor, Conrad Grebel University, University of Waterloo; Founder and Director, Spiritus Ensemble

Kari Kokko: Founder and Director, Community Music School of Waterloo Region

Lawrence McNaught: Artistic Director, Registry Theatre

Joanne Bender: Studio educator, active composer and volunteer
Nancy Kidd: educator, conductor, mentor, clinician and adjudicator
Paul Maxwell: Owner, Maxwell’s Music House

Corinne Dutton: Music Director, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church; Founding Organizer, Sing Fires of Justice
Charles Morrison: Past Dean, Faculty of Music,
Debbie Lou Ludolph: Dean,Keffer Chapel, WLU Seminary; Founding Organizer, Sing Fires of Justice; Founder, Kanata Centre for Worship and Global Song; Director, Inshallah
Earl McCluski: Producer, Chestnut Hall Music, promoter, performer, technology expert, and enthusiastic arts supporter
Paul Pulford: performer, conductor, teacher, adjudicator, administrator, and mentor

Jean Narveson: Editor, Music Times Publication, networker for musicians
Brad McEwan: Director, Mill-Race Festival of Traditional Folk Music (Cambridge)
Peter Nikiforuk: Director, Menno Singers; Director of Music, St. Peter's Lutheran; Editor,  Kelmann-Hall Publishing; Studio Instructor, Beckett School of Music