Laura Curtis

PhD Candidate
Music Education
Office: TC 432

Laura is pursuing doctoral studies in Music Education at Western University. She completed her Master of Music Education degree at Western University, during which time her research focused on the impact of infertility on female singer identity. Laura received an Honours Bachelor of Music, summa cum laude, from McMaster University, where she was awarded the University Summer Research Award for her research on the effects of fertility treatments on the female voice. She also holds a Diploma in Music Performance (voice) from Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. Laura has been awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (five years), the Canada Graduate Scholarship-Masters, the Canada Graduate Scholarship–Doctoral and, most recently, the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, for her ongoing research focusing on the impact of choral singing on involuntarily childless women.

Since 2004, Laura has established herself as a private instructor of voice, piano and theory in and around her hometown of Orangeville, Ontario. In addition to teaching and studying, Laura holds the position of Music Director with the Addison Women's Choir in Cambridge, Ontario. She sings with the Amaranth Chamber Choir and the Dufferin Concert Singers, under the direction of John Wervers, and volunteers as a board member for the Orangeville and District Music Festival. Laura also enjoys her volunteer roles with Choral Canada as a member of the Advocacy Committee and as Project Manager of the Choral Canada Student Chapter, as well as her roles as student column writer for Choral Canada’s journal, Anacrusis, and the Choirs Ontario newsletter, Dynamic.