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The best kept secret in music


"MEA (aka Marion's CV)"

Marion Elizabeth Arthur
Curriculum Vitae.


Marion Elizabeth Arthur
777 Shaw Street , Toronto, M6G3L9
born Edinburgh, Scotland
416 809 7889 Canadian Citizen

1996 onwards
cello teacher, private and group lessons, theory and keyboard skills
1996 onwards
freelance cellist, classical and alternative styles, weddings, orchestras, musicals, theatre, bands, recording and performance.
Organizations and Individuals:
Pembroke Symphony, Deep River Symphony, Brampton Symphony, Valley
Festival Orchestra, Mississauga Musical Society, University of Toronto Orchestra,
Contemporary Music ensemble, Friends of Kevlar (free jazz ) University of Toronto
Opera Orchestra, Margaret’s Room (folk) Kenny Maclean (ex Platinum blonde),
solo and group classical recitals, Dan Goldman, (intellectual pop),
Annique Obansawin,(hard rock) Nadjiwan, (aboriginal rock) Sarah
Rodriguez (feminist pop), Key of Me (Funk and Soul), Basement Arms (grunge rock),
Cindy Diore (Canadian French Folk) , Jacob King (alt rock), Christen Latham (pop rock),
MEA, (experimental electronic pop/rock). Alwin Tong (avant-garde film composition)

March 2005-Dec 2006
Kindermusik teacher at 88 keys, Richmond Hill
Nov 2006 ongoing
Host of Global Village Backpackers Band Night on Saturdays.

Special Performances:
Dec 1998
Unity in Diversity Celebration, Deep River, Ont
May 2002
Fundrasier for Deep River Symphony Orchestra
June 2002
Fundraiser for “Neglected Diseases”
March 2005
Canadian Music Week appearance with “Annique”
April 2006
Exit Recital for B(Mus) performance degree
May 2006
Fundraiser for the United Nations World Food Program
Aug 2006
Deep River Summerfest Main stage performance
September 2006
Bisexual Awareness Week performance at NOW Lounge, Toronto

Awards and Recognitions:
Winner of Kiwanis music festival medal of excellence competed in provincial music competitions.
Recipient of the Valley Festival Orchestra Scholarship,
Nominee for First Annual Toronto Independent Music Award in Pop/Rock category.
Recipient of FACTOR recording grant

Album Credits: played on albums recorded by Dan Goldman, Sarah Rodriguez, Rob Piilonen, Kenny Maclean, MEA, Marc Nadjiwan, Cheri Maracle.

Mackenzie High School
University of Toronto, B(Mus) Performance in Cello
Nov 2005-February 2006
Suzuki teacher’s training


SOCAN 2007



We are currently working on my debut full-length album "Cocoon to Butterfly" which is to be released in summer 2007 and we are booking a tour across Canada I have released two ep's in the past and has sold out of both. The last EP, "blurry cars" was created specifically for Deep River Summerfest 2006 which attracted over 10,000+ people . More info can be found a


Feeling a bit camera shy


"Tori Amos armed with a cello." Tracks from my debut album "Cocoon to Butterfly" explore themes of escape and searching. I began my musical quest as a classical cellist and quickly adapted the instrument to fit a modern taste and need for an instrument to tell my stories. My first demo received some great reviews. I was featured on CIUT radio and appeared on "Viva Domenica" a Canadian-Italian network television program as a guest for International Women's Day celebrations. I was also nominated for a Toronto Independent Music Award. I'm currently performing shows with Canadian songstress, Emm Gryner
My band is a group of passionate and ubertalented musicians and the audience can feel the chemistry on stage no matter what kind of music they are into.