Half-time position in Music History: http://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/1806
Contract position in Theory and Aural Skills: http://www.douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/1846
Author(s) : Matthew Bengtson
Among the greatest fascinations of Karol Szymanowski’s Mazurkas, op. 50 and op. 62, are their rich and sophisticated harmonic vocabulary. Many stylistic elements are combined together in this musical language, including pedal points, bagpipe fifths, modal mixture, and bitonality. The interplay of all these phenomena tends to destabilize functional harmonic relationships, leading to many instances of harmonic clashes by semitone, dubbed “Szymanowski clashes.” Considering this harmonic language through the lens of the Szymanowski clash can offer an understanding of this music that points to underlying compositional design and structural logic, while acting in accord with the listener’s perceptions of the musical surface.
Author(s) : Isabel Balmori
“How does society organize expertises?” Starting from that question asked by the American sociologist Abbott (1988), in the research framework conducted by the DAM team at the Geneva University, singing trainers and students’ practices have been observed — the former being experts in the institutional context. These practices have been analyzed through three basic professional processes — diagnostic, inference and treatment, theorized by Abbott, which have been compared to transmission practices from the 17th century to our days. The research has shed light on profound transformations in the teaching of “classical” singing, especially at the inference stage. This stage allows the experimented singing teacher to exploit their creativity, but constitutes also a real challenge for the student in the process of professionalization.
Author(s) : Chloé Huvet
Film music has been neglected for a long time in scholarly literature, especially in French-speaking countries. This shortcoming is addressed since a few decades by the blossoming of musicological and specialized analysis devoted to film music. By casting a retrospective glance over this young academic field called “film musicology”, we will first question the place of film music study within musicological research, so as to understand the disavowal it has been subjected to. Disparities still exist between North American and French approaches, but we will demonstrate that the progressive institutionalization of film music and its inclusion within musicology are set on an encouraging path. The issues specific to film music study will be examined in order to highlight what methodological challenges such a research object entails. We will also show how they relate to and reengage a number of reflections taking place within musicology itself.
Author(s) : Ons Barnat
Author(s) : Frédéric Lemmers
Author(s) : Colette Simonot-Maiello
Author(s) : Jeffrey van den Scott
Author(s) : Alexa Woloshyn
Author(s) : Jean-Philippe Després; Pamela Burnard; Francis Dubé; Sophie Stévance
Author(s) : Isabelle Héroux
Author(s) : Elisavet Kiourtsoglou
Author(s) : Geneviève Bazinet
Author(s) : Ariane Gruet-Pelchat
Author(s) : Marco Katz Montiel
Author(s) : Maxime McKinley
Author(s) : Daniel Sheridan
Author(s) : Margaret Walker
Canadian Mennonite University seeks an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar in Music, drawing on one or more of these core scholarly disciplines: musicology, ethnomusicology, or popular music studies.
The successful candidate will be:
- an outstanding teacher, engaged with students' research, and able to work with a diverse student body
- an active researcher, engaged with the life of their discipline and the musical practices or communities they study
- interested in being part of the broader intellectual and community life of our University
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