On May 23, the Faculty of the Music of the Université de Montréal in collaboration with the OICRM welcomes you to the Study Day on Intercultural Music ‘Quebec-Bali and Beyond’ organized by Jonathan Goldman. This event was made possible through the financial support of the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The description of the event and the timetable of talks can be found at the event website:  http://oicrm.org/journee-detude-interculturelles-bali-quebec-dela/


Jonathan Goldman
Professeur agrégé de musicologie
Faculté de musique
Université de Montréal

Place, Politics, and Cultural Exchange:
Indigenous-Settler Collaboration in Canadian Art Music

May 28, 2017
Canadian Music Centre, Toronto

We are pleased to announce an upcoming seminar of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada Research Group (IPMC), held in conjunction with MusCan, Congress, and Canada’s 150th anniversary. As a combined venture between the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto, the Institute for Canadian Music, and the Canadian Music Centre, this seminar grows out of a three-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (Mary Ingraham, Dylan Robinson, Robin Elliott; see http://creativecollaboration.ca) which played a part in the production or study of three works with three different collaborative teams across Canada. Following on those projects, this year’s theme, Place, Politics, and Cultural Exchange: Indigenous-Settler Collaboration in Canadian Art Music, explores the social efficacy of cross-cultural creative partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous sonic practitioners in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s “Calls to Action.” Scholars like Glen Coulthard and Dylan Robinson have been critical of discourses of “reconciliation” and “recognition,” and David Garneau recently warned that settlers eager to be Indigenous allies “must be cautious not to replace a Truth and Reconciliation model or models of quality framed by standards of colonialism and whiteness” (Garneau 2016). Developing these critiques and concerns from a musicological perspective, we propose that it is important to consider collaboration not purely as a model of social harmony, but as an opportunity for productive critique of Indigenous-settler methods and epistemologies—that is, to consider musicological and art musical methods of “conciliation” rather than reconciliation (Garneau).


Registration for the conference Canada 150: Music and Belonging is now available online.

Visit [http://uoftmusicicm.ca/about/canada150music/] for information about registration, accommodation, and local arrangements.

Visit [http://www.karelo.com/register.php?BID=663&BT=10&Ev=17101] to register for the conference directly.

Please note that a reduced early registration rate is available until April 30th.


SOCAN Foundation/M​usCan​ Awards for Writings on Canadian Music  ​ ~
Prix Fondation SOCAN/MusCan​ pour la Recherche sur la musique canadienne ​    

Dear Colleagues   / Chers, chères collègues​  :


Deadline and address for e-mailing of submissions:

April 28, 2017, 11:59 p.m. to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Announcements for the SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards are available on the MusCan website (click here)


Date limite de réception des articles :

le 28 avril 2017, à 23 h 59 à l’adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Les annonces pour les Prix Fondation SOCAN/MusCan sont disponibles sur le site web (cliquez ici)


​N.B.: Students are reminded that papers accepted for the annual conference are eligible for consideration for these awards, but must be submitted separately to this committee.


Joelle Welling, PhD
Chair & Senior Instructor, Music
School of Creative and Performing Arts
Faculty of Arts
University of Calgary

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