We are sad to share the news that Dean Emeritus and musicology professor Carl Morey passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the age of 84.
Born July 14, 1934 in Toronto, Morey received his early education from composer Godfrey Ridout, conductor Boyd Neel, and coach and conductor Nicholas Goldschmidt. After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree from the Faculty of Music in 1957, he went on to receive his MMus and PhD in musicology from Indiana University and began his academic career at Wayne State University as a Professor of Humanistic Studies. He went on to the University of Windsor in 1964 and was founding Head of the Department of Music there in 1967.
Professor Morey returned home to the Faculty of Music in 1970 and became full professor in 1977. He took on the role of Dean from 1984-1990 and following that he held the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music and was the Director of the Institute for Canadian Music until his retirement in 2000.
Among his many publications, Prof Morey edited eight volumes of the works of pianist Glenn Gould and co-wrote Opera Viva (Dundurn Press, 2000) with Prof Ezra Schabas on the first fifty years of the Canadian Opera Company.