Ernest MacMillan (Conductor)
Born: August 18, 1893 - Mimico, Canada
Died: May 6, 1973 - Toronto, Canada
The eminent Canadian conductor and composer, Sir Ernest (Alexander Campbell) MacMillan, began his organ studies with Arthur Blakeley in Toronto at age 8, making his public debut at 10. He continued his organ studies with A. Hollins in Edinburgh from 1905 to 1908, where he was also admitted to the classes of F. Niecks and W.B. Ross at the University.
Ernest MacMillan was made an associate (1907) and a fellow (1911) of London’s Royal College of Organists, and in 1911 received the extramural Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oxford. He studied modern history at the University of Toronto from 1911 to 1914, before rec… Go to person page >