In the tradition of one good deed deserving another, friends and colleagues of Lois Marshall have raised $1 million for a chair in voice studies in her memory.
Marshall (LLD Hon. 1965) was a graduate of the Senior School, which evolved into the Faculty of Music, where she later taught. The soprano, who died in 1997 at the age of 73, was one of Canada’s best known opera singers and a well-known name on the international stage. Che Anne Loewen, who teaches vocal accompaniment and lyric diction at the Faculty of Music, started the campaign with a donation of $250,000. Friends and colleagues contributed another $750,000, and the university matched the private donations for a total endowment of $2 million.