The success of any post-secondary institution is built on the talent, expertise and dedication of its people – the faculty, staff, and students. A university music program requires a team of outstanding practitioners in the various areas of the discipline who also have a passion for teaching. Such was the case with the Dr. Robert Turner. An exceptionally gifted and internationally respected composer, his career at the University of Manitoba impacted many students, several of whom went on to become highly-regarded composers. Dr. Turner was a key player in building the reputation and tradition of excellence on which today’s Faculty of Music is founded.
Dr. Edmund Dawe, Dean.