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Dr. Julia Brook and Dr. Colleen Renihan have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Insight Grant for their project "Re-Sounding Difference: Creating Accessible Music Theatre for Children with Exceptionalities and Senior Citizens."
Robb McKay has had the article entitled “Let’s Change the ‘Girls Play Flute, Boys Bash Drums’ Stereotype” published in The Conversation: Canada https://theconversation.com/ca.
Dr Margaret Walker’s chapter “The ‘Nautch’, the Veil and the Bayadère: The Indian Nautch as Musical Nexus” has just been published in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity from the Mediterranean to India, a British Academy Proceedings volume and outcome of the Balzan Project “Towards a Global History of Music.”
Dr. Colleen Renihan presented some of her new research on vocal materiality and relationality in Serbian-Canadian composer Ana Sokolovic's Sirènes and in her opera Svadba Wedding at the annual meeting of the Canadian University Music Society, held in Vancouver BC at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
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 in Music and Dance.
Jenn Stephenson's new book Insecurity: Perils and Products of Theatres of the Real begins with the premise that although the inclusion of real objects and real words on the stage would ostensibly seem to increase the epistemological security and documentary truth-value of the presentation, in fact the opposite is the case.
“In the post-truth era, documentary theatre searches for common ground” by Jenn Stephenson. Article published in The Conversation
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/
Dr. Stephanie Lind is the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant for “Triggering Our Collective Memory: How Tropes in Video Game Music Create Immersion”. The research project will map “game culture” references and how they are perceived by players by examining how common tropes or cultural references in video game music are realized from a music structural/analytical perspective.
"Through the Fictive to the Real(ish): Affective Time and the Representation of ‘Real Newfoundland’ in Rising Tide Theatre’s Trinity Pageant." By Kelsey Jacobson. 2018. Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches théâtrales au Canada, 39:1, 43-58. "Accuracy and Ethics, Feelings and Failures: Youth experimenting with documentary practices of performing reality” By Kathleen Gallagher, Scott Mealey, and Kelsey Jacobson.
“Twenty-four Preludes composed by John Burge and presented in lecture-recital; Ten Approaches to Creativity: A Canadian Composers Works with a Snowdrift presentation by Burge; and Preparing Your Students for Careers in Music. All part of the Royal Conservatory of Music's Summer Summit, Toronto, 11-12 August, 2018.
Using Photo Elicitation to Examine Students’ Perceptions of a Sistema-Inspired Program by Julia Brook and Regina-Veronicka Kalaydina. A paper presented at the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Research Commission at the Canadian University Dubai. Dubai, UAE. 9 July. http://isme.cud.ac.ae/