Posts Tagged ‘community music’

Moving to Wilfrid Laurier University

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

So thrilled to announce that I’ve accepted an appointment to join the music faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University. Here’s the official announcement. I’ll be helping build the undergraduate program in community music, the first of its kind in Canada, and I think perhaps also across North America. I am so excited to be a part of this!

instagram photo of Maureen Forrester recital hall at WLU from 2012

This was my first Instagram post in 2012, of Maureen Forrester Recital Hall at WLU.  This was also my first music conference early in my PhD studies. Looking back, that seems like an auspicious start!

 

 

 

 

 

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new adventures in music classes

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

I am thrilled to announce that I’ve begun working with Sing for Life, an Edmonton-based organization that provides performing arts opportunities to marginalized communities. Sing for Life operates a choir and music lessons at a federal prison, as well as a choir for men who are socially and economically disadvantaged.

I’m going to be piloting a new program: family music classes for moms in conflict with the law. The classes will be for moms and their children aged 6 and under, and we’ll sing name songs, action songs, and songs for eating and sleeping and bathing. Our hope is that these classes will provide a repertoire of songs to moms that they can sing with their children and weave through their daily activities. And have fun together!

I’m piloting the first set of classes in early April, with a second set of classes to follow shortly after. I’m so excited to work on this program and to be a part of the wonderful work of Sing for Life.

By the way, Sing for Life is a charitable organization that can issue tax receipts. Check out their web site at www.singforlife.ca for a link to make a donation.

 

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