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Music Archives at the National Library of Canada

BATES, MONA, 1889-1971
MUS 53

Mona Bates fonds.  - 1926-1971.  - 2 cm of textual records. 

Biographical sketch
Born in Burlington, Ontario, Mona Bates began her music studies in Hamilton; in 1912 she became a teacher at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.  A talented pianist, she performed in Canada (Massey Hall), the United States (Lewisohn Stadium) and continental Europe.  In 1925 she ended her performing career and opened a studio where she taught piano for almost 40 years.  The Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations bestowed on her a Centennial Citation Award in 1967 for her outstanding teaching. 

Scope and content
The fonds consists of records pertaining to the musical career of Mona Bates:  correspondence received and sent; students' concert programmes and press clippings. 

Immediate source of acquisition:  acquired from Doreen Simmons in 1974. 

Restrictions:  none. 

Finding aids:  inventory. 

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