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Stephanie Lind

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Stephanie Lind

Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor


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, advanced theory and analysis, Canadian music, music aesthetics, and the music of video games at Queen’s. She is currently also the President of the Canadian University Music Society.

Dr. Lind’s research interests include video game music, transformational theory, and contemporary Canadian art music. Her research contributions include articles in Intersections, Music Theory Online, Perspectives of New Music, presentations at numerous conferences, and a book chapter on diegetic music in the video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the book Music Video Games: Performance, Politics, and Play, published in 2016 by Bloomsbury Press. She is a past winner of the Canadian University Music Society’s George Proctor Prize for her presentation (and subsequent article) on R. Murray Schafer’s Seventh String Quartet.

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 on student colloquium presentations, and mentored several student 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.