Jeffrey Stokes


Jeffrey Stokes studied double bass with Oscar Zimmerman, Principal Double Bass in Toscanini’s NBC Orchestra, musicology at the Eastman School of Music, and received a PhD in Musicology from SUNY Buffalo. Appointed to the Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario in 1970, he served as Dean from 1986-2000 and was named Professor Emeritus in 2015. He performs as a chamber and orchestral player, narrator, and lecturer, and recently as an amateur euphonium player (his childhood instrument!). He has served as consultant to the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council and frequently as a judge for the JUNO Awards.

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