Research Faculty Members in Music

The following is a list of our research faculty in Music and their current research interests. Most of these faculty members are also graduate student supervisors.


Emily Ansari

Emily Abrams Ansari

  • Music across the Americas
  • The Cold War
  • Music and protest
  • Racial politics and music
  • Music and national identity

Biography


Theodore Baerg

Theodore Baerg

  • Avant-garde opera
  • musical theatre
  • promotion and presentation of young artists
  • Ukrainian Art song
  • stage direction and technical aspects of theatre

Biography


Jill Ball

Jill Ball

  • Philosophy of sound as related to percussion performance and pedagogy
  • Interdisciplinary relationships of biomechanics and physics as related to percussion pedagogy
  • Brazilian Percussion and Drumset styles
  • North Indian Tabla Performance
  • Commonalities between piano and percussion pedagogy

Biography


Adam Patrick Bell

Adam Patrick Bell

  • Music and accessibility
  • Disability studies and music education
  • Popular music pedagogy
  • Music production pedagogy
  • Music software/instrument design

Biography


Norma Coates

Norma Coates

  • Anglophone popular music (US and UK)
  • Popular music and identity
  • Popular music in television and film
  • Girl and teen culture
  • Fandom Studies

Biography


John Cuciurean

John Cuciurean

  • Post-tonal music theory
  • György Ligeti
  • Mathematical modelling of musical systems
  • Sonata theory
  • Popular music analysis

Biography


Omar Daniel

Omar Daniel

  • Composition of solo, chamber and orchestral music
  • Operatic composition
  • Electronic music composition
  • Estonian folksong
  • Analysis of music from Northern and Eastern Europe

Biography


Jonathan De Souza

Jonathan De Souza

  • Music theory and analysis
  • Music cognition
  • Embodiment in music
  • Instrumental and ensemble performance
  • Texture and timbre

Biography


Peter Franck

Peter Franck

  • Schenkerian theory
  • Counterpoint
  • J. S. Bach
  • Tonality in jazz and popular music
  • Jazz-rock fusion

Biography


Paul Frehner

Paul Frehner

  • Chamber, orchestral and choral composition
  • Operatic composition
  • Elecroacoustic composition
  • Acousmatic composition
  • Composition with live electronics

Biography


Ed Goehring

Ed Goehring

  • Eighteenth-century theatre and opera
  • Aesthetics
  • Criticism
  • Historiography
  • W.A. Mozart

Biography


Patricia Green

Patricia Green

  • Performing art song, opera and oratorio
  • Performing works of living composers
  • French lyric diction and mélodie performance
  • Performing vocal chamber music
  • Improvisation and sound creation

Biography


James Grier

James Grier, FRSC

  • Medieval music and liturgy
  • Textual criticism, music editing and paleography
  • Popular music since World War II
  • The music of Aquitaine
  • Adémar de Chabannes

Biography


Aaron Hodgson

Aaron Hodgson

  • Trumpet performance
  • Chamber music
  • Contemporary classical music
  • Brass pedagogy
  • Applied music pedagogy

Biography


Jay Hodgson

Jay Hodgson

  • Laptop musicianships
  • Popular music practice, especially electronic and beat oriented genres
  • Screen scoring and scoring for motion media (gaming, film, TV, etc)
  • Music synthesis & creative music technology
  • Minimalism, Neo-Minimalism and Synthwave

Biography


Denis Jiron

Denis Jiron

  • Trombone in non-classical ensembles
  • Afro-Cuban / salsa music
  • Expanding the trombone to styles/ensembles not typically inclusive of trombone
  • New classical chamber music for trombone, from trombone groups (duets-dodecatet) to mixed chamber groups.

Biography


Kyung Kim

Kyung Kim

  • Solo piano performance
  • Piano concerto performance
  • Collaborative piano and chamber music performance
  • Piano pedagogy

Biography


Michael Kim

Michael Kim

  • Solo piano performance
  • Concerto piano performance
  • Pops repertoire performance
  • Collaborative artistic performance

Biography


Leslie Kinton

Leslie Kinton

  • Piano duo performance
  • Solo piano performance
  • Chamber music
  • Schenkerian analysis

Biography


Kevin Mooney

Kevin Mooney

  • Modernist aesthetics
  • Weimar culture
  • Gustav Mahler
  • Theodor W. Adorno
  • Works and fragments

Biography


Catherine Nolan

Catherine Nolan

  • Music after 1900
  • Music and modernism
  • Transformational music theory
  • Mathematical models in music theory
  • The late music of Anton Webern

Biography


Mark Ramsay

Mark Ramsay

  • Choral conducting and leadership
  • Canadian choral repertoire
  • Diversifying choral repertoire
  • Choral curriculum and pedagogy
  • Tenor/bass choirs and repertoire

Biography


Colleen Richardson

Colleen Richardson

  • Wind band/ensemble literature
  • Rehearsal techniques and pedagogy
  • Conducting techniques and pedagogy
  • Wind band/ensemble performance
  • International wind orchestra repertoire/training

Biography


Sophie Roland

Sophie Roland

  • Operatic performance
  • Operatic pedagogy
  • Vocal difficulties
  • Experiential learning
  • Historically informed performances

Biography


Jana Starling

Jana Starling

  • Clarinet performance
  • New music
  • Chamber music
  • Clarinet pedagogy

Biography


Stéphan Sylvestre

Stéphan Sylvestre

  • Solo piano performance
  • Performance psychology and physiology
  • Chamber Music
  • Piano pedagogy
  • Mindfulness

Biography


Robert Toft

Robert Toft

  • Research creation
  • Historical vocal performance, 16th–19th centuries
  • Bel canto
  • Recording practice
  • Popular music

Biography


Annette-Barbara Vogel

Annette-Barbara Vogel

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Solo violin performance (Baroque to 21st century)
  • Chamber music performance (string, piano, mixed) (Baroque to 21st century)
  • Music of the Holocaust
  • Violin pedagogy and its history

Biography


Kevin Watson

Kevin Watson

  • Jazz education
  • Music teacher preparation
  • Improvisation
  • Instrumental practice
  • Music cognition

Biography


Sharon Wei

Sharon Wei

  • Solo viola performance
  • Chamber music and orchestral performance
  • Entrepreneurship and music
  • Research-creation
  • Canadian music

Biography


Thomas (Tom) Wiebe

Thomas (Tom) Wiebe

  • Cello performance
  • Chamber music performance (Rebelheart Collective and others)
  • Premiering music of exiled composers (ARC Ensemble)

Biography


Tracy Wong

Tracy Wong

  • Choral conducting
  • Choral pedagogy
  • Choral composition and arrangement
  • Vocal pedagogy in a choral context
  • Malaysian choral music

Biography


Paul Woodford

Paul Woodford

  • Democracy and music education
  • Social justice and music
  • Music education policy
  • Theories of music education
  • Music education and politics

Biography


Ruth Wright

Ruth Wright

  • Sociology of music education
  • Popular music in music education
  • Empowering marginalized students through music education
  • Informal music learning
  • Music, class, and education

Biography


Betty Anne Younker

Betty Anne Younker

  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Learning-centered pedagogy
  • Humanism and music education
  • Music Perception and Cognition
  • Philosophical Considerations in Music Education

Biography