“Montreal police are searching for a prominent conductor, musicologist and professor at McGill University who has been missing since Aug. 7,” writes Marian Scott in Sunday’s (8/13) Montreal Gazette (Canada). “Eleanor Stubley, 57, the associate dean of graduate studies at the Schulich School of Music and an associate professor of music history, is an internationally renowned conductor who has worked with the Massey Singers, Bach Festival Orchestra and members of the Canadian Opera Company, according to McGill’s website. Stubley, who lives in Westmount, has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair or forearm crutches.… ‘We’re all absolutely in shock,’ said Stéphane Lemelin, the chair of the department of performance at the Schulich School of Music…. Stubley had just begun a one-year sabbatical on July 1, so her recent absence was not noticed, he said…. Stubley was also the music director of the Yellow Door Choir (for 17 years until 2014) and the artistic director of Chora Carmina, a contemporary music ensemble. She has authored many books and articles on the history of music and performance theory…. Stubley needs medication, which she did not take with her when she disappeared, according to police.”

Posted August 14, 2017