Faculty of Music

Graduate Faculty

Western offers nationally recognized scholars, teachers and performers -- leaders in Canadian music -- to engage students in a learning environment equaled by very few Canadian schools. The following faculty are available specifically to graduate students:

Emily Abrams Ansari
Assistant Professor (Musicology): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Theodore Baerg
Professor (Voice; Opera): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Jill Ball
Assistant Professor (Percussion): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Teaching/Advisory Membership

Cathy Benedict
Assistant Professor (Music Education): Dept. of Music Education; Teaching/Advisory Membership

Torin Chiles
Assistant Professor (Voice): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Teaching/Advisory Membership

Norma Coates
Associate Professor (Popular Music Studies): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

John Cuciurean
Associate Professor (Music Theory; Tonal & Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Omar Daniel
Associate Professor (Composition; Electroacoustic Media): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Jonathan De Souza
Assistant Professor (Music Theory; Cognition): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Master's Membership

Peter Franck
Associate Professor (Music Theory; Schenkerian Analysis): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Paul Frehner
Associate Professor (Composition; Electroacoustic Media): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Edmund Goehring
Associate Professor (Musicology): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Patricia Green
Associate Professor (Voice): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

James Grier
Professor (Medieval Music; Music of Aquitaine: 900-1200; Textual Criticism and Music Editing; Popular Music: Post-World War II): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

John Hess
Associate Professor (Collaborative Piano): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Aaron Hodgson
Assistant Professor (Trumpet): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Master's Membership

Jay Hodgson
Associate Professor (Popular Music Studies): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Leslie Kinton
Associate Professor (Piano): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Peter Paul Koprowski
Professor (Composition; Music Theory): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Victoria Meredith
Professor (Choral Techniques; Vocal Techniques, Conducting): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership

Kevin Mooney
Associate Professor (18th- and 19th-century Harmonic Theory; Riemann; Post-Riemannian Transformation Theory; Music Hermeneutics; Music Perception and Cognition): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

David Myska
Associate Professor (Composition; Theory; Electroacoustic Media): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Catherine Nolan
Associate Professor (Music Theory; History of Theory; Schenker; Pitch-class Set Theory; Tonal and Post-tonal Music Analysis); Doctoral Membership

Colleen Richardson
Associate Professor (Wind Ensemble; Conducting Techniques): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Sophie Roland
Associate Professor (Voice): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Patrick Schmidt
Associate Professor (Critical Pedagogy; Urban Music Education; and Policy Studies): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership

Jana Starling
Assistant Professor (Clarinet): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Master's Membership

Jeffrey Stokes
Associate Professor (Double Bass; 19th-century Performance Practice; Wagner): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Stéphan Sylvestre
Associate Professor (Piano): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Robert Toft
Professor (Popular Music: recordings and mixes, analytical procedures for both songs and recordings, singing, textual criticism, 1960s pop and rock; Western Art Music: modes and modality, musica ficta, lute song, the bel canto tradition, rhetoric and music): Dept. of Music Research and Composition; Doctoral Membership

Kari K. Veblen
Associate Professor (Multicultural and Interdisciplinary studies): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership

Annette-Barbara Vogel
Professor (Violin,Chamber Music): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Master's Membership

Kevin Watson
Assistant Professor (Music Psychology; Jazz Pedagogy): Dept. of Music Education; Master's Membership

Sharon Wei
Assistant Professor (Viola; Chamber Music): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Master's Membership

Thomas Wiebe
Associate Professor (Cello; Chamber Music): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Doctoral Membership

Todd Wieczorek
Assistant Professor (Voice): Dept. of Music Performance Studies; Master's Membership

Robert Wood
Associate Professor (Music Technology in Education; Music Perception); Dept. of Music Education; Master's Membership

Paul Woodford
Professor (Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Music Education; Instrumental Music Education, Conducting, Qualitative Research): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership

Ruth Wright
Associate Professor (Sociological, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Music Education): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership

Betty Anne Younker
Professor (Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Music Education): Dept. of Music Education; Doctoral Membership