About The Amicus Music Duo
Biographical Notes

Howard Meadows  (B.Ed., B.Sc.) obtained a B.Mus. (UBC) in voice and choral conducting. He sang with the Phoenix Chamber Choir (Vancouver) for three years and for 10 years in the Vancouver Chamber Choir. During this time he was also the tenor in "Fourtissimo" with George Roberts, Wendy Klein, and sopranos Frances Roberts, Cari Haynes and Allison Girvan.  As well as conducting school choirs, Howard was the assistant conductor for the Calgary Choral Society, and served as musical director for the North Shore Chorus.  He studies clarinet with A.K. Coope of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, teaches music privately, and is currently collaborating with Craig in arranging Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” for piano and clarinet.

Craig Addy holds a Performer’s A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and a B.Mus. from the University of British Columbia. At UBC, Craig studied piano with Marjorie Hougham and composition with Stephen Chatman and Cortland Hultberg. In addition to performing the traditional piano repertoire, and composing new works, Craig also improvises in a unique style which involves creating music with absolutely no predetermined parameters such as chord sequences or melodies. He is currently compiling a CD of his new music. Because of Howard’s extensive background in vocal and choral music, Craig arranges music for the Duo in a vocal, singerly style in which the piano and clarinet are truly partners.