Dr. Andrew Paul MacDonald appointed Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)

Dr. Andrew Paul MacDonald appointed Member of the Order of Canada (C.M.)

On Wednesday, December 29th, 2021, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada proudly announced the appointment of 135 individuals to the Order of Canada including, Dr. Andrew Paul MacDonald. Recently retired after 34 years in the Music Department at Bishop’s University, MacDonald is celebrated for his contributions to contemporary Canadian classical, jazz, and electronic music, as an educator, composer, and performer.

Several of Dr. MacDonald’s compositions have been performed and premiered by the Bishop’s University Singers over the years, namely The Frozen Brook (1993), SATB a capella, World premiere in 1994 (Director Nancy Rahn, Bandeen Hall) and Hodie Christus Natus Est, op. 92, SATB and Brass Quintet, World premiere in 2018 (Director Fannie Gaudette, Centennial Theatre).


Since its creation in 1967—Canada’s centennial year—more than 7 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order. The contributions of these trailblazers are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Their grit and passion inspire us, teach us, and show us the way forward. They exemplify the Order’s motto: DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (“They desire a better country”). ⁠


Read more about Dr. Andrew Paul MacDonald’s musical journey and future projects

Media coverage pertaining to Order of Canada Appointment:

The Sherbrooke Record

CBC Montreal – All in a Weekend

La Tribune