Researchers

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George E. Lewis

George E. Lewis is the Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music at Columbia University. The recipient of a 2002 MacArthur Fellowship, a 1999 Alpert Award in the Arts, a 2011 United States Artists Walker Fellowship, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lewis studied composition with Muhal Richard Abrams at the AACM…

Lisa Lorenzino

Dr. Lisa Lorenzino serves as the Chair of the Music Education Department at the Schulich School of Music. Dr. Lorenzino received her Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2006 and is currently pursuing research that focuses on cross-cultural approaches to teaching music in both formal and informal settings. Her work has been published in…

Deborah Wong

Deborah Wong is an ethnomusicologist and Professor of Music at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in the musics of Asian America and Thailand and has written two books, Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music (Routledge, 2004) and Sounding the Center: History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Ritual (University of Chicago Press, 2001).…

George Lipsitz

George Lipsitz is Professor of Black Studies and Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Along with Daniel Fischlin and Ajay Heble he is co-author of The Fierce Urgency of Now: Improvisation, Rights and the Ethics of Co-Creation. Lipsitz has authored (among other books) How Racism Takes Place, The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Time…

Marta McCarthy

Dr. Marta McCarthy, is an Associate Professor at the University of Guelph, where she has been directing the choirs and teaching musicianship and music education/pedagogy for seventeen years. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Princeton (M.Mus), the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT, piano performance) and of the University of Toronto (B.Mus, B.Ed.,…

Beverley Diamond

Beverley Diamond is the Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University of Newfoundland where she established the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place (MMaP). She is known for her research on gender issues, Canadian historiography, and indigenous music cultures. Her research on indigenous music has ranged from studies of Inuit…

Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where he is also the Director of the Laboratory of Urban Culture. He was Director of the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI). His research focuses on the philosophy of improvised arts; his other interests include the philosophy of music…

Rebecca Caines

Dr Rebecca Caines is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and scholar. Her artistic practice, teaching and research work crosses between creative technologies (including sound art, new media, and augmentation), contemporary performance and improvisation, site-specific art practices, and community-engaged art. She is currently playing a lead role in developing the new Creative Technologies area at the University…

Ajay Heble

Ajay Heble is Director of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and Professor of English in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph. He is the author or editor of several books, and a founding co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation ( www.criticalimprov.com ). He was…

Lawrence Joseph

Lawrence Joseph completed a PhD in Statistics at McGill University in 1990, and has been a faculty member of McGill’s Department of Epidemiology and Biopstatistics since that time.  He is also an associate member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and a member of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), also at McGill.  His…