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Jean Ashworth Bartle

Jean Ashworth Bartle is the founder and former music director of the Toronto Children's Chorus. Under her direction, the chorus won multiple awards, including Canada's Healey Willan Prize in 1986. She is the editor of three series of choral music and is an internationally respected speaker on children's choir issues. In 1998, she received Canada's highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada, for her outstanding contribution to the arts in Canada.