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Year: 1999 – Province: Ontario

Certificate of Achievement Recipients

Trudy Bradley

School: Lisgar Collegiate Institute

Principal: Angela Spence
Grades/Subjects Taught: Instrumental and vocal music

Teaching Approach:

  • Insist that students display commitment to learn: music calls for concentration and sacrifice.
  • Look for opportunities to do cross-disciplinary work with other subjects students are required to learn.

Outstanding Achievements:

Beginning with 14 students in 1981, Ms. Bradley has presided over an unprecedented expansion of curricular and extracurricular musical activities. Today, more than 40 percent of Lisgar's student body participates in one of the school's 11 performing ensembles, including junior, intermediate and senior string orchestras and concert bands, junior and senior jazz bands, a vocal jazz ensemble and concert choir.

Managed the production of a series of successful musicals, including Fiddler on the Roof, Once Upon a Mattress and The Sound of Music.

Led band trips to locations such as the Netherlands, England, British Columbia and Boston.

Lisgar's performing ensembles have played at numerous important venues, including Parliament Hill, the National Arts Centre and City Hall over the years.