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Michael Purves-Smith

Michael Purves-Smith (1945-2018), conductor, composer, and performer (oboe, recorder, keyboards) earned a Master of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia in 1971, studying under the composer, Elliot Weisgarber. He is retired from the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University and from the musical direction of the Wellington Wind Symphony in Kitchener Waterloo.

His compositions include many works for wind ensemble, and for various instrumental chamber configurations. His most recent, performed commission (2014) was ...

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