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Canada Representative: William Maddox

william maddox William Maddox was born in Picton, Ontario, Canada and received his early education there. A performance graduate of Queen's University at Kingston, and Trinity College of Music, London, William has served churches in Picton, Belleville and Kingston, and in 1996 succeeded his teacher, Catherine M. Palmer, as Organist and Director of Music of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto. Yorkminster Park Baptist Church is the largest Baptist Church in Canada and supports a music programme which embraces the very finest of the church music repertoire.

William has also served as Instructor of Organ in the School of Music at Queen's University at Kingston, where his students were the recipients of numerous University and national scholarships and awards. He was elected a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers of the United Kingdom in January 2000, and the first Canadian Fellow of the Cambridge Society of Musicians in January 2001.

William maintains a busy schedule as a solo recitalist, and has performed throughout Canada and the northern United States, including appearances at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Jack Singer Hall in Calgary, Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and at the Parish Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. As well, his recordings and live concerts have been featured on many nationally-broadcast programmes on the CBC, and on American Public Radio (PBS). William has appeared as a soloist with orchestra, performing the Handel and Rheinberger Concerti, the Mozart Epistle Sonatas and the Guilmant Symphony I for Organ and Orchestra.

William plays many dedicatory recitals on new instruments, and is actively involved as consultant to many churches and organ builders regarding the tonal design and console appointments of their new instruments. He has also acted as a Juror for the National Organ Playing Competition of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and for various national scholarships and awards.