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.
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, 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.
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.