Dr. Elaine Keillor, Distinguished Research Professor in the SSAC: Music, was named to the Order of Canada for her tremendous contribution to Canada’s music heritage. On behalf of everyone in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, congratulations Dr. Keillor!

Born in London, Ontario, Elaine Keillor received the Associate (ARCT) piano performance degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto) with all of the theory exams completed at the age of ten, a record that stood for over six decades. Becoming the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Toronto, Dr. Elaine Keillor has performed in recitals and as soloist with orchestra on piano and harpsichord throughout North America and in Europe. After teaching at the University of Toronto, York, Queen’s, and McMaster Universities, she has been since 1977 a professor at Carleton University, Ottawa, lecturing on Baroque, Classical periods, Canadian musics, ethnomusicology, keyboard performance and literature. Read full biography.

Read more about Dr. Keillor receiving the Order of Canada from the original Ottawa Citizen article.

Update: Dr. Keillor has received an Honorary Doctorate from Carleton University at the University’s Fall Convocation on November 12. Carleton Newsroom.