Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

The Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada

Academic journal article Fontes Artis Musicae

The Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada

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The Helmut Kallmann Chair for Music in Canada. This new full-time position at Carleton University in Ottawa was announced in December 2017 and applications are now being considered. It is expected to take effect on 1 July 2018.

Named after Dr. Helmut Kallmann (1922-2012), former Chief of the Music Division at the National Library of Canada (now Library and Archives Canada), and best-known as author of the first comprehensive book on the subject, A History of Music in Canada: 1534-1914 (1960, 1969, and 1987), and co-editor of the monumental Encyclopedia of Music in Canada (1981, 2nd ed. 1992) and L'Encyclopedie de la musique au Canada (1983), the scope of the new position is as broad and as deep as Dr. Kallmann's lifelong involvement with the subject as described in Carleton's post:

"For the purposes of this position, the rubric of 'music in Canada' is taken as broadly as possible and may include, but is not limited to: the music of First Nations or Indigenous Peoples of Canada; the history of European music in Canada (high art and folk music traditions); popular music and jazz (historical and contemporary); the music of immigrant, refugee, and displaced communities; the study of music in Canada and its relationship to issues of class, age, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality; or the relationship of music in Canada to media (print, film, broadcast, and digital), public policy, cultural institutions, or community action. …

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