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Michel Szczesniak: Celebration

On December 4, 7:30 pm at the Isabel Centre, Michel Szczesniak will have the premiere of his  violin/piano work, Celebration,  by Yolanda Bruno, 2017 winner of the Overton Violin Competition. The recital will be recorded by CBC Radio 2 for national broadcast. 

Kim Renders, Limestone Arts Legacy Award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg0dAMgy-xg Kim Renders, Mayor’s Arts Awards: Limestone Arts Legacy Award. One of Canada’s most daring theatrical practitioners, highly respected as an actor, director, writer, and professor. Kim co-founded the Nightwood Theatre Company in Toronto in 1978, was the Artistic Director of Theatre Kingston from 2007 – 2011 and

John Burge McGill Visiting Composer

John Burge was at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music as a visiting composer on October 25-26, 2018.  The highlight of this visit was was a lecture/performance of his complete Twenty-Four Preludes at Tanna Schulich Hall with the composer at the keyboard. He also delivered a lecture tited: Ten Approaches to Creativity:

Colleen Renihan Time in Opera

Dr. Colleen Renihan co-convened an international seminar on “Time in Opera” at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio TX, November 2, 2018. 

Unravelling Colonial Narratives

Dr Margaret Walker is the recipient of a SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) for Unravelling Colonial Narratives in University Music History Courses. This project will use bibliographic and ethnographic research to explore music history materials, curricula, and perspectives and opinions of music students and faculty in Canada and

Gender Research in Music Education Bibliography

Robb MacKay and Robin Moon have updated the Gender Research in Music Education (GRIME) Bibliography. http://grimebibliography.wordpress.com  This searchable site includes journal articles, books, chapters, dissertation, films and other media. Please contact Robb to contribute new sources

Artist Career Research Methods Project

A Hill Strategies Research project related to artists’ career paths, work conditions, and incomes – to which Sherri Helwig made a contribution – has been published by the Canada Council.  https://canadacouncil.ca/research/research-library/2019/01/artist-career-research-methods

Colleen Renihan: Haunting Riel

This article considers the many productive forms of theatrical, historical, and musical haunting in Harry Somers’s 1967 opera Louis Riel. Although the opera has been criticized for its datedness, an examination of the several layers of haunting and manipulations of embodiment and sound/silence in the score

Dr. Stephanie Lind on The Sequence

On the March 9th episode of CFRC’s program The Sequence host Michael McLaren interviewed Dr. Stephanie Lind about music theory’s role in understanding, creating, and performing music. Listen Now