Thursday June 2 / Jeudi le 2 juin


KEYNOTE (Plenary): 9–10 am, Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

Laura Millar, “If Sibelius Had Sibelius: Considering the Archives of Music in a Digital Age”

BREAK: 10-10.30am



SESSION 5: 10.30am–12.30pm 

5a: Canadiana I

Chair, Gordon Smith, Queen's University

Room: F202

5b: European Travel

Chair: Kenneth DeLong, University of Calgary 

Room: F214

5c: Music and Spirituality

Chair: Jane Leibel, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Room: F210

5d: Issues in Music Librarianship

Chair, Brian MacMillan

Room: Scotia Bank Milling Area, Rozsa Centre

Glenn Gould on the air: Gould's relationship with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Paul Sanden (University of Lethbridge)

Royal Ideology, Regional Identity, and the Reception of Lully's Tragédies en musique in Lyon, Natasha Roule (Harvard University)

The "Spiritual Experience" and Jonathan Harvey's Body Mandala, Evan Campbell (McGill University)

The Audiophile in Music Discourse: Implications for the Terms of Discussion around Library Sound Recording Collections, Ronald J. Rooth (MacEwan University)

Madness and Miscommunication in Harry Somers’ Louis Riel, Colette Simonot-Maiello (Brandon University)

Works of Darkness, Condemned by the Church Fathers”: Graupner, Darmstadt and the Operatic Church Cantata, Evan Cortens

Paradoxical Joy: How the Mennonite principles of stewardship and outreach shaped Winnipeg’s high art choral culture, 1960s-2000s, Muriel Smith (University of York)

Can I get a pickle with that? Specialists, Generalists, and the Academic McLibrary, Timothy Neufeldt (University of Toronto)

Requiem for a Generation?: Negotiating Death and Memory after Afghanistan, Erin Sheedy (McGill University)

The Metric Battle in Holst's Mars, the Bringer of War, Jay Smith (University of North Texas)

The "English Sound" and Popular Spirituality: Linking Libera to the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Jacob Sagrans (McGill University)

Panel: Collection Development in Canadian Academic Libraries


Presenters: Houman Behzadi (University of Toronto), Carolyn Doi (University of Saskatchewan), Jan Guise (University of Manitoba), Kevin Madill (University of British Columbia)

Pitching Opera: Defining and Dividing Music Theatre in Canada after 1950, Colleen Renihan (University of Guelph)

Shaking Death’s Hand: The Influence of Theresienstadt on Selected Lieder of Viktor Ullmann, Rachel Bergman (George Mason University)

LUNCH: 12.30-2pm

SESSION 6: 2–4pm

6a: 21st century perspectives on music in the digital domain

Moderator: Friedemann Sallis, University of Calgary

Room: F202

6b: Canadiana II

Chair: James Harley, University of Guelph

Room: F214

6.c Lecture Recitals

Chair: Laura Hynes, University of Calgary

Room: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

NOTE: 2:30-4:00

6d: Music in Canada

Chair, Laura Snyder

Room: Scotia Bank Milling Area, Rozsa Centre

With the participation of John Aycock (Computer Science and Director of the Computational Media Design program), Martin Ritter (PhD candidate in CMD), Jeffrey Boyd (Computer Science), Laurie Radford (Composition, Sonic Arts), Simon Fay (PhD Candidate in CMD), Aura Pon (PhD candidate in CMD), Friedemann Sallis (Musicology) – All University of Calgary

A Canadian in Paris: whole-tone collections, residual tonality and hybrid form in Rodolphe Mathieu's String Quartet, David Byrne (University of Manitoba)

The Portrayal of Canadian National Identify in Srul Irving Glick’s Song Cycle “South of North, Images of Canada”, Christopher MacRae (University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)


Resounding Culture: Recontextualizing Resources for Histories of Music in Canada, Jamie Meyers-Riczu, Sean Luyk, Mary Ingraham, David Gramit (University of Alberta)

‘Cultivated Solitude’: Jacques Hétu and the Quebecois Avant-garde of the 1960s, Michael Dias (University of Victoria)

20 Years (more or less) of the Virtual Gramophone

Richard Green

Serge Garant et le genre mélodique - Stylistique d'une première maturité, Paul Bazin (Université McGill)

*SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize Finalist

Singing in the Feminine Voice: The Sound of the Shah-jo-Raag-the sung poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai at his shrine in Sind, Pakistan, Shumaila Hemani (University of Alberta)

New Happenings in the Digital Delivery of Music at the Canadian Music Centre, Kyla Jemison & Lelland Reed (University of Toronto)


Lifting the Smoke off the TPP: The impact of the Copyright and Intellectual Property Clauses on Canadian Musicians and Music Librarians, Scott MacDonald (Western University)

BREAK: 4pm


SESSION 7: 4.30–5.30pm


7a: Music and Journalism

Chair: Glenn Colton, Lakehead University

Room: F202

7b: Jazz and Theory

Chair: Troy Ducharme, Western University

Room: F214

7c: Contemporary Perspectives

Chair, Paul Sanden, Carleton University

Room: F210


Saroni’s Musical Times: A 19th Century Music Journal of Advocacy and Controversy, Lars Helgert (Catholic University)

Energetic Communities of Scale Degrees: Discerning Harmonic Function in Jazz, James McGowan (Carleton University)

“To arrive at new territories”: The construction of Steve Reich’s Cello Counterpoint, Twila Bakker 


“Fiction into Fact”: Uncovering the Lost History of the Robb Wave Organ,  Alyssa Michaud (McGill University)

Le rôle des paramètres performanciels dans l'improvisation jazz : enquête qualitative des timbres du saxophone tenor, Martin Desjardins (Université Laval)

Interpolative Processes in Kaija Saariaho's Lichtbogen and Georg Friedrich Haas's Hyperion, Naithan Bosse (University of Calgary)



MINI RECITAL 2: 10:30–11:00 am

Christiane Riel (University of Ottawa) and Laura Loewen (University of Manitoba)

Assurément iconoclaste!

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre

LECTURE–RECITAL 2: 4.30–5.30 pm

Ethan Cayko (University of Calgary)

Networking Music

Doolittle Studio (F206)


Fast Forward: MusCan Contemporary Music Concert

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rozsa Centre


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