The Canadian Music Educator

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 4, Summer

Dr. Susan O'Neill Is the New President Elect for ISME
At the 2016 General Assembly Canada's Susan O'Neill was announced as the new president elect for ISME.Susan O'Neill is Professor of Music Education and Director of Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver,...
Editorial/éditorial
Congratulations to Dr. Susan O'Neill (Simon Fraser University, BC) on becoming the President-Elect of the International Society for Music Education (ISME)! Dr. O'Neill is only the second Canadian to be President of ISME, a very significant and welldeserved...
Inhabiting or Inhibiting? Physical Expression and Ancillary Movements in Instrumental Music Performance
IntroductionWhen choreographer Mark Morris works with his dance company and believes that his dancers are not expressing themselves well through their movements, he tells them "it looks like footprints painted on the floor. Learning the steps is only...
International Songwriting Competition (Isc) Announces 2015 Winners
Candace AveryFounder/DirectorInternational Songwriting CompetitionCANADIAN SONGWRITERS HONORED IN U.S.-BASED COMPETITIONThe International Songwriting Competition (ISC), considered to be the most prestigious and selective songwriting competition in the...
John O'Conor: Beethoven Boot Camp and the Business of Piano Teaching
When it comes to the piano career, there is no question you cannot ask John O'Conor. He is open to discuss both his career's greatest moments and defining events, as much as he is open about the fact that he was brought into music without any expectation...
Music as a Healthcare Intervention for Refractory Epilepsy
IntroductionMusic processing involves numerous brain regions and cortical areas; and a large body of research has reported the benefits of incorporating music interventions into the recovery processes of patients with brain trauma. Music medicine and...
President's Message/une Lettre De la Présidente
We have many reasons to feel proud to be Canadian. This summer, in particular, has provided us many additional opportunities. Perhaps you felt overcome during one of the amazing Olympic moments? Maybe you were moved as our National Anthem was sung at...
Report on ISME 2016: Glasgow, Scotland
Canada's history within ISME has taken an interesting series of turns in recent years. Having unsuccessfully bid for the 2016 (Glasgow, UK), 2018 (Istanbul, Turkey, but reassigned to Baku, Azerbaijan), and 2020 (Helsinki, Finland) world conferences,...
Sociomusicology: A New Dimension for Canadian Music Teacher Education (Professor Emeritus) Donald A. McKellar the University of Western Ontario
I wish to thank the members of the executive for the privilege and pleasure of speaking to this, the 1971 Convention of the Canadian Music Educators' Association. I am sure I, along with all of us here, feel a special glow, a unique Canadian pride, that...
The Magic of Music
"Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to...
The Silenced Voice: Exploring Transgender Issues within Western Choirs
Introduction"That was the one thing that no one could take away from me was my music." This sentiment, as uttered by a young girl named Rie, is one with which many musicians can identify. Singers in particular might find common ground with the girl's...
Turning toward an Ethnographic Approach to Teaching: How Ethnography in the Music Classroom Can Inform Teaching Practice
Peer Review Corner features articles that have been submitted for review by a panel of music educators. The jury completes a "blind" review of manuscripts, offers suggestions for revision, and the revised article is either accepted or rejected based...
Warm-Ups: Building Strong Foundations for Ensemble Singing
There are times when you might abandon a typical warm-up and use repertoire instead; if you are short of time before a worship event, for example, you might find a hymn or praise song useful for this purpose, but be mindful that the singers may not have...
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