Jane Coop, C.M., (MM ’74, Piano) was appointed to the Order of Canada for her years of service to Canada’s music life. This award is Canada’s highest civilian honor, and the medal ceremony took place in Ottawa in November, 2013, when His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada officiated. Coop, a student of Leon Fleisher, she was a professor of piano at the University of British Columbia for 33 years, and she now devotes all her time to performing. In the summer she is on the faculty of the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine, and also of the Orford Arts Academy in Québec. She has recorded 15 CDs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Centaur and Skylark Records, and this fall she will be recording her latest project, a Brahms recital with renowned Canadian soprano Donna Brown. Coop now shares her time between Vancouver, B.C. and New York City, where she often performs and adjudicates.