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Margaret Walker

Dr Margaret Walker joined Dr Kaley Mason (BMus ’99) and Professor Emerita Regula Qureshi (University of Alberta) for a Roundtable entitled Situating Generationality in Musical Ethnography: Perspectives from South Asia at the Society for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday, 16 November.. Presenting with Margaret, Kaley and Regula were scholars from Canada, the United States, and Australia.

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. 

John Burge McGill University's Schulich School of Music 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: A Canadian Composer Plays with a Snowdrift and a composition masterclass in which Burge critiqued music that had been sent to him a week before written by four composition students (shown in the photo from left to right: Marilou Buron, Francis Choinière, John Burge, Seth Gordon and Tomas Cardoso-Grant).

Kim Renders, Limestone Arts Legacy Award

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 co-founded the Kingston-based Chipped Off Performance Collective in 2013 that created and produced community artistic presentations from a queer and feminist perspective. A theatre pioneer, Kim used art for activism and gave a voice to the marginalized. click to watch VIDEO

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. 

Dianne Baird, Darrell Bryan, Dean Burry, and Colleen Renihan

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. 

"Good Fences's Scripted Truths: Cultivating Dialogue in Post-Real Times." By Kelsey Jacobson.

"Good Fences's Scripted Truths: Cultivating Dialogue in Post-Real Times." By Kelsey Jacobson.  2018. Canadian Theatre Review Post-Truth edited by Matt Jones and Barry Freeman, 175, 8-12, DOI: 10.3138/ctr.175.002

Kornel Wolak podcast with "Double Duo"

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/

Stephanie Lind: Triggering Our Collective Memory

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.