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George Thurgood

George Thurgood
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  • Faculty, Oscar Peterson School of Music (formerly the Royal Conservatory School)
  • Faculty, The Taylor Academy
  • Faculty, The Glenn Gould School
  • Examiner

Specialty(s)

Theory & History

ARCT (The Royal Conservatory); Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and PhD candidate (University of Toronto)

George Thurgood studied composition and arranging at the Berklee College of Music. He also studied with Reginald Godden, Antonin Kubalek, Derek Holman, and Talivaldis Kenins. A composer, church organist, and founding member of the new-music organization Continuum, George has been active for many years as a pianist in jazz and popular music. His teaching spans piano, theory, and music history at the University of Toronto. A member of the American Federation of Music and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, George is Chair of The Royal Conservatory’s theory department. He has been a faculty member since 1990.

You can reach Professor Thurgood through e-mail at: [email protected]