For immediate release – August 2, 2019
THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2019 SOCAN FOUNDATION/MusCan AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH IN CANADIAN MUSIC
The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Mary Ingraham is the recipient of the 2019 SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music.
The SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Award of Excellence recognizes, on an annual basis, a mature scholar who has established a nation-wide profile in the field ofresearch into Canadian music and its composers. The winner’s dissemination of research results demonstrably increases aural and cultural understanding of Canadian music among other musical scholars and among musical performers. It also leads to increased understanding of Canadian music among the general public for music, or among members of a younger generation of future audiences and musicians. More information on the award itself is available on the MusCan website: http://muscan.org/en/.
Mary Ingraham is a Canadian scholar with a nation-wide profile into a number of issues in Canadian music and its composers, and has also participated in several local, provincial, and national groups supporting music in Canada. These include board membership in the Canadian Music Centre and the Canadian University Music Society (as a board member from 2005- 2016, and most notably President from 2014-16), a position on the board of directors of the Piano Six Foundation and the Turning Point Ensemble, and as a competition juror for the Azrieli Foundation Composition Prize, the Canadian Conference for the Arts Awards Committee, and numerous MusCan awards.
Mary has made profound contributions to a variety of research areas, including: Canadian Music Studies; Interculturality; Indigeneity; and Pedagogy. Mary has had substantial traditional output formats in books, journals, and through conference presentations, but she has also presented her work through other outlets. In 2009, she co-founded the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada Research Group, which remains active in hosting round-tables and other events. She is working on a SSHRC-funded web portal for recontextualizing resources for Canadian music histories, and also currently is working on a project regarding digitizing & archiving indigenous ancestral materials as well as the ANCS television archives (including the cultural implications of such a task). She has also produced web resources including a website on creative collaboration, and has designed, researched, and written a substantial amount of content for the Canadian Music Centre’s website: most notably the “Sound Adventure” site for young learners, the “Sound Progressions” site for introducing 20th century Canadian music to the public, and the National Digitization Project.
The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.