- Sophie Galaise
(b Val-d’Or, PQ, May 21, 1957). French-Canadian composer andconductor. She studied composition with Henry Brant at Bennington College, Vermont (BA 1979), and pursued graduate studies at the Manhattan School (MMus 1982). During the period 1985–90 she was the assistant conductor of the Children’s Free Opera, New York, as well as the conductor of several new music ensembles, including Essential Music, the New Music Consort, New York New Music Ensemble and her own group, Abandon. Upon her return to Canada she was appointed composer-in-residence for the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa (...