Hardwick, Peter 1934-

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HARDWICK, Peter 1934-


Born October 9, 1934, in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England; citizenship: Canadian; son of William (a construction engineer) and Annie (a homemaker) Hardwick; married Diane Grindley (a schoolteacher), June 22, 1968. Ethnicity: "White Anglo-Saxon." Education: University of Manitoba, B.Mus. and B.Ed., 1969; University of Alberta, M.Mus., 1970; University of Washington, Seattle, Ph.D., 1973. Religion: Anglican. Hobbies and other interests: Walking, watching documentaries and movies on television, reading novels, biographies, and history books.


Home—Bayshore Village, Ontario, Canada. E-mail[email protected]


Stonyhurst College, Longridge, Lancashire, England, music teacher and head of string teaching, 1963-66; St. John's Anglican Cathedral, organist and director of music, 1973-76; University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, associate professor, 1976-88; Scarborough Board of Education, Toronto, Ontario, music teacher, 1990-98. Part-time organist and director of music at churches, including St. John's Anglican Cathedral, 1973-76; St. George's Church, Guelph, 1980-87; Church of the Master United Church, Toronto, organist and director of music, 2001-04; and Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto, 2005—. Military service: British Army, Royal Corps of Signals, band member, 1952-54.


Royal Canadian College of Organists, Royal School of Church Music, Organ Historical Society.


British Organ Music of the Twentieth Century, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including Music Times, Diapason, Church Music Quarterly, Organ, Year of Church Music, Canadian University Music Review, and American Organist.


Peter Hardwick told CA: "In the 1980s my research was largely motivated by the requirements of my professorial position at the University of Guelph. Since retiring in 1998, I'm writing because I enjoy the work. I'm interested in solving problems and obstacles that I face in the research, and I also like the actual writing—making the initial draft and then polishing and revising. I have always preferred activities where I can be alone, where self-sufficiency and self-motivation are needed for success. I'm good in this kind of situation."