George Crum was the first Music Director of the National Ballet of Canada. He remained in that post for 33 years until his retirement in 1984. Upon retirement, he was named Conductor Emeritus.
George died in September, 2007 at 80. You will find an obituary ( http://www.cbc.ca/arts/music/story/2007/09/10/george-crum.html ) on the CBC website. His entry in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada is here ( http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1SEC893875 ) .