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Opera’s Changing Worlds

Dianne Baird, Darrell Bryan, Dean Burry, and Colleen Renihan represented the Dan School at Opera.ca, Opera McGill, and Opéra de Montréal’s first annual Education and Artist Training Summit: Opera’s Changing Worlds, September 22-23, 2018 at Opera McGill. 

Kornel Wolak podcast

New Dan School faculty member Kornel Wolak presents a podcast with “Double Duo” member Michael Bridge about rehearsing and arranging music for their unique ensemble. https://www.clarineat.com/92/ Dr Kornel’s 2017 book Articulation Types for Clarinet (Music Mind Inc.) was also favourably reviewed in The Clarinet (September 2018). http://clarinet.org/the-clarinet-journal/

Dean Burry: Shanawdithit

On May 16, 2019, Shanawdithit, a new opera by Dan School professor Dr. Dean Burry and librettist Yvette Nolan premiered in Toronto. Shanawdithit centres on the story of Shanawdithit (1801-1829), thought at the time of her death to be the last member of the Beothuk Nation in what is now called Newfoundland.

Music and War in the United States

Kip Pegley recently contributed a chapter to a new undergraduate textbook entitled Music and War in the United States (Routledge, 2019). The authors included in this volume explore the importance of music in conflicts spanning from the American Revolution to the Iraq War and Kip’s chapter, entitled

American Musicological Society NYSSL Chapter at the Dan School

The Dan School hosted the American Musicological Society NYSSL Chapter conference on 16-17 April. Convened by Colleen Renihan with further local arrangements by Julia Brook, it included presentations by Robin Attas, Rebecca Draisey-Collishaw, Kip Pegley, and Margaret Walker.

Margaret Walker: The Body, The Archive, The Score

On 29-30 March 2019, Margaret Walker presented a paper entitled The Body, The Archive and The Score: Analysis of “A Gath or Hindostanee Dance” at the Symposium honouring the retirement of Professor James Kippen from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music: The Performing Scholar: History, Theory and Embodied Knowledge