Doug was a member of our inaugural program and a three year graduate of the school. Doug passed away in the fall of 2016.

I will always remember Doug’s love of the material, when I describe him to the students who have come through the school over the years. I always described Doug as the quintessential Impractical Cabinetmaker. He embraced the work that honours our tradition. Doug left his fingerprints on our school and our hearts.

Yvonne and I felt the best way to honour his gentle spirit was to establish a yearly scholarship allowing a student to extend the composing program to two terms.

In his first year at the school, Doug introduced me to a book by Elbert Hubbard. I wrote down the following quote in one of my notebooks and I think aptly describes Doug’s approach to our work.

“ One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” -Elbert Hubbard


Students wishing to apply for the Doug Ives Scholarship should let their intentions be know when applying to enter into our Composing Program, so to extend their composing from one to two terms. Students are asked to submit a letter of intention to be considered.

James Krenov (1992) Photo by Kevin Shea

Past RECIPIENTS

Brett Almey 2019