Dear Colleagues,


A reminder that the 2016 conference of the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) will take place at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3, as part of the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  


The online registration system to attend Congress 2016, including MusCan 2016, is on the Congress website at  I encourage you to register before March 31st  2016, to benefit from early registration fees.



With regards,


Joelle Welling

President, MusCan (2014-16)


August 11-14, 2016.
Saint Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto

[le français]

The Gregorian Institute of Canada is pleased to announce its 11th Annual Colloquium, to be held at St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto, ON, August 11-14. Our plans include a series of practical chant workshops ranging from introductory to advanced, featuring the outstanding clinician Adam Bartlett, composer and editor of Simple English Propers (CMAA, 2011), and editor of the Lumen Christi Missal, Lumen Christi Simple Gradual, and Lumen Christi Hymnal (Illuminare Publications, 2012-2015). Active as a teacher, workshop leader and speaker, Adam has traveled widely offering catechetical and training workshops on topics of Catholic sacred music and liturgical chant.


Dear MusCan members:

Please send your submissions to the MusCan Spring 2016 Newsletter/Bulletin for the section “News from Members and Member Institutions / Nouvelles de nos membres et de nos établissements membres.”

The Spring 2016 issue of the MusCan Newsletter/Bulletin will contain news submitted by April 1, 2016 to the newsletter editor (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Approved submissions will be included only in the language(s) in which they are received.

Le prochain numéro du Bulletin de MusCan paraîtra au printemps; veuillez faire parvenir vos nouvelles à le rédacteur en chef (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) au plus tard le 1 avril 2016. Veuillez noter par ailleurs que les textes acceptés ne seront publiés que dans la ou les langue(s)  dans lesquelles ils auront été reçus.

Forwarded to MusCan members on behalf of the Editor of MUSICultures:

I am very pleased to announce the publication of the most recent issue of MUSICultures (42-2).

This issue is available to current members of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music here (non-members can freely access issues more than 3 years old): . For membership/subscription information, please visit the website of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music: Or check your library for access.

The contents of this issue include:


Joseph-Thomas LeBlanc et les « vieilles chansons acadiennes »


Fiddle Music and the Constitution of Musical Affect on (and away from) the Gaspé Coast: Interpreting Musical Affordance, Motion, and Emotion through Turino’s Peircian Framework


That Driving Sound: Use of Tempo in Traditional Cape Breton Fiddle Performance


The Most Irish Place in the World? “Irishness” in the Recorded Folk Music of Newfoundland and Labrador

** Book Reviews


Abigail Wood. And We’re All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North America


Patricia Shehan Campbell and Trevor Wiggins, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Children’s Musical Cultures


Keith Howard, dir. Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage: Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions


Marie-Héléna Laumuno. Et le Gwoka s’est enraciné en Guadeloupe … Chronologie d’un patrimoine culturel immatériel sensible


Jean-Nicolas de Surmont, dir. « M’amie, faites-moi un bouquet ... » Mélanges posthumes autour de l’oeuvre de Conrad Laporte


Heather Sparling, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Musical Traditions
General Editor, MUSICultures

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