Queen's University

John Burge - Composition

Dr. John Burge (b. 1961, Dryden, Ontario) grew up in Calgary and holds degrees in Composition and Theory from the University of Toronto (B.Mus. and M.Mus.) and the University of British Columbia (D.M.A.). Since 1987 he has been teaching at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he currently holds the position of Full Professor. Although his musical reputation is based largely on his compositions, he did obtain his Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music while in high school and has continued to perform throughout his career. He has composed a large body of chamber and orchestral compositions but is particularly well known for his choral music. His composition, Angels’ Voices, for choir and orchestra, received the 2006 Outstanding New Choral Composition Award from the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors and was performed in New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 2005.  The recording of his work, Flanders Fields Reflections, by Sinfonia Toronto on the Marquis Classics label, received the 2009 Juno Award for the Best Canadian Classical Composition. A passionate advocate for Canadian music he was a member of the Executive of the Canadian League of Composers from 1993-2007, serving as President from 1998-2006. He is currently a member of the SOCAN Foundation board of directors.


Stephanie Lind

Continuing Adjunct Associate Professor (Theory and Composition) Education: B.Mus. (Hon.) (Laurier), M.A. (UBC), Ph.D. (UBC)

Dr. Stephanie Lind, multiple winner of the School of Music Teaching Award, received her Ph.D. in music theory from the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Dr. John Roeder. She has taught a variety of courses in music theory, analysis, and musicology including chromatic harmony and form, post-tonal music, counterpoint, Schenkerian analysis, and music aesthetics at Queen's, and has previously taught at the University of British Columbia and Douglas College.  In addition, she has been Music’s Chair of Undergraduate Studies since 2013 and is currently the vice-president of the Canadian University Music Society.

Known for her interactive teaching style, Dr. Lind has participated in numerous activities meant to broaden students’ teaching and learning experiences.  She has sponsored and supervised students in the University Summer Student Research Program/Fund, collaborated with students on colloquium presentations, and mentored several students with submissions to undergraduate journals.  She is an advocate of technology in the classroom, using blogs and twitter to augment the classroom learning experience, and is an early adopter of Queen’s new learning management system.  She is also an active participant in community music, through both Queen’s Music and the greater Kingston community, on the recorder and as an ensemble vocalist.