Item is a video recorded interview between Hillary Chu (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Andrew Balfour (interviewee). Andrew Balfour is a Cree composer, conductor, singer, and sound designer whose works include choral, instrumental, and orchestral music. As a result of the Sixties Scoop, Andrew was raised in a non-Indigenous family in Alberta. Today he is a highly sought-after composer known for fusing Classical music traditions with Indigenous texts and themes to highlight the unsettling sociopolitical pressures and commentary that have surrounded Indigenous peoples in Canada for many years. Andrew and Hillary's conversation covers topics including education, equitable access to opportunities, violence against Indigienous peoples, and systemic discrimination. Trigger warning: the interview includes discussion of Residential Schools, and mentions of addiction.
Item is a video recorded interview between Rosemonde Desjardins (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Andrew Adridge (interviewee). Andrew Adridge is a Guyanese-Canadian vocal performer, and a graduate from the University of Toronto opera program. He works as the Operations Associate for Opera.ca, and is the Co-Founder of Opera InReach, an initiative aimed at examining the civi impact of opera, creating an authentic Canadian identity for it, and engaging the next generation of performers with equitable and diverse digital programming and mentorship. Andrew and Rosemonde's conversation covers topics including tokenization and diversity, the arts, Black Lives Matter, and systemic discrimination.
Item is a video recorded interview between Claire Latosinsky (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Dr. Melissa Morgan (interviewee). Dr. Melissa Morgan is the Assistant Professor of Choral Music in the department of Media, Arts, and Performance at the University of Regina, where she conducts the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, in addition to teaching courses in vocal diction and choral conducting. Previously, she was the Pfeifer Memorial Chair of Music at Luther College High School, and was founder and artistic director of the former community ensemble, Prairie Chamber Choir. Dr. Morgan holds a doctorate of Music Performance in Choral Conducting from the University of Toronto, and is also an Associate of the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music in piano, voice, and flute. Dr. Morgan and Claire's conversation covers topics including access to information, music pedagogy, and racism.
Item is a video recorded interview between Claire Latosinsky (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Dr. Farzaneh Hemmasi (interviewee). Dr. Farzaneh Hemmasi (in Persian orthography فرزانه حمصی ) is as Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include Iranian popular music, the politics of popular culture, and transnationality. Her book, Tehrangeles Dreaming: Intimacy and Imagination in Southern California’s Iranian Pop Music, published in April 2020, examines the postrevolutionary pop music of the Iranian diaspora in Los Angeles as a site of transnational identity creation. She holds a doctorate from Columbia University and has held fellowships with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Humanities Forum and Columbia University’s Middle East Institute as well as its Institute of Social and Economic Policy and Research. In the summer of 2020, Prof. Hemmasi was co-chair of the Faculty of Music’s Anti-Racism, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (AREDI) Workgroup. Dr. Hemmasi and Claire's conversation covers topics including performative diversity, tokenization, music pedagogy, and Black Lives Matter.
Item is a video recorded interview between Hillary Chu (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Tara Kannangara (interviewee). Tara Kannangara is a vocalist and instrumentalist known for her diverse sound. She is a Juno-nominated artist, and holds a degree in Jazz studies from the Unviersity of Toronto. Tara has performed across North America at venues including the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and New York City's Jazz Gallery. Tara is currently a sessional teacher at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Music's Jazz program. Tara and Hillary's conversation covers topics including assimilation, gender disparity, music pedagogy, racial inequity, and systemic discrimination.
Item is a video recorded interview between Rosemonde Desjardins (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Leighton Harrell (interviewee). Leighton Harrell is a bassist and composer from Raleigh, North Carolina, currently attending the University of Toronto's Jazz Performance program. Leighton has held a biweekly residency at Poetry Jazz Cafe with his quartet since 2019. He has also performed at venues such as The Toronto Jazz Festival, the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, and Toronto Meridian Centre for the Arts. As a composer and artist, Leighton draws inspiration from hymns and spirituals, folk music, and various traditions of Black American Music. Leighton and Hillary's conversation covers topics including Black AMerican Music, colonialism, cultural appropriation, performative diversity, and music pedagogy.
Item is a video recorded interview between Elizabeth Robinson (interviewer, representative of the U of T Music Library) and Beverley McKiver (interviewee). Beverley McKiver is a music teacher, composer, accompanist, and performer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Beverley's compositions have been performed at Native Earth Performing Arts, Jumblies Theatre, and Soundstreams. In 2020 she premiered a suite of piano solos representing the provincial and territorial emblems, which she composed as a result of a Digital Originals grant from the Canada Council. Beverley and Elizabeth's conversation covers topics including economic disparity, music pedagogy, and violence towards Indigenous communities. Trigger warning: this interview includes discussion of Residential Schools.
Item is a video recorded interview between Elizabeth Robinson (interviewer, representative of the U of T Music Library) and Bruce A. Russell (interviewee). Bruce A. Russell, (aka Ibrahim El Mahboob) is a composer and self-taught pianist living and working in Toronto. He studied at York University with James Tenney and Phillip Werren, and has composed music for the Madawaska String Quartet, Modetn Times Stage Company, and McMaster dancers and choreographers Pan Johnson and Tracy Renee Stafford. Bruce is particularly interested in 20th and 21st century music, especially posminimalism, and music of the African diaspora, including notated and non-notated forms. Bruce and Elizabeth's conversation covers topics including tokenization, performative diversity, Black Lives Matter, racial politics, and police violence. Tigger warning: this interview includes discussion of discriminatory terminology used to classify Black people. The interview includes mentions of suicidal depression, mental health, and institutionalization.
Item is a video recorded interview between Rosemonde Desjardins (interviewer, representative of FoMARA) and Ricardo Ferro (interviewee). Ricardo Ferro is a Venezuelan-Canadian composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Toronto, Ontario. As an emerging composer, Ricardo has written music for and worked with North American ensembles and performers such as the Calidore String Quartet, Oakville Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Younggun Kim. He has written award-winning music for film and theatre for the Sundeis Film Fastival in Boston and the National Theatre School Festival in Canada. In 2019, Ricarod co-founded the Green Room Sound Collective, a contemporary music organization dedicated to the creation and performance of new dramatic and multimedia works of music, and is currently their artistic director. Ricardo is currently pursuing a degree in composition at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Ricardo and Rosemonde's conversation covers topics including eurocentrism in music, music pedagogy, Black Lives Matter, and representation.
Collection consists of 9 recorded interviews, both audio and video. The interviews were held by members of the design team for the exhibit Polyphony: Diversity in Music, and feature students and faculty from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music and musicians based in Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; and Regina, Saskatchewan. Interviewers used questions to help the interviewers share their experiences with diversity in music. Questions included whether they identified with current categories in racial discourse (i.e. BIPOC), whether their culture or identity has impacted their opportunities, and what advice they would offer to emerging BIPOC musicians. Themes within the interviews cover a broad range of topics, including systemic discrimination, imposter syndrome, racism, identity, and music pedagogy.
Preludes, piano, book 1. Fille aux cheveux de lin; arr. / Claude Debussy, arr. Gary Kulesha (Boris Chung, Samantha Dale, Trumpets; Gabe Conquer, Horn; Grace Hamilton, Trombone; Abby Erwied, Bass Trombone; Sal Fratia, coach)
Quintets, trumpets (2), horn, trombone, tuba, no. 1 / Lewis M. Miller (Boris Chung, Samantha Dale, Trumpets; Gabe Conquer, Horn; Grace Hamilton, Trombone; Abby Erwied, Bass Trombone; Sal Fratia, coach)
Scherzo, trumpets (2), horn, trombone, tuba / John Cheetham (Alexis Dill, Adrian Rogers, Trumpets; William Kowalenko, Trombone; Dia Tam, Horn; Bien Carandang, Bass Trombone; David Pell, coach)
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas / Alastair Kay (Alexis Dill, Adrian Rogers, Trumpets; William Kowalenko, Trombone; Dia Tam, Horn; Bien Carandang, Bass Trombone; David Pell, coach)
Trios, piano, violin, cello, H. XV, 25, G major. Rondo all'ongarese; arr. / Josef Haydn (Alexis Dill, Adrian Rogers, Trumpets; William Kowalenko, Trombone; Dia Tam, Horn; Bien Carandang, Bass Trombone; David Pell, coach)
Just A Closer Walk / Traditional, arr. Don Gillis (Bailey Underwood-Doe, Nicholas Stevenson, Trumpets; Sophie Shah, Horn; Jasmine Fok, Trombone; Paul Nemec, Tuba; John Jasavala, coach)
Irish Tune from County Derry / Percy Aldridge Grainger (Bailey Underwood-Doe, Nicholas Stevenson, Trumpets; Sophie Shah, Horn; Jasmine Fok, Trombone; Paul Nemec, Tuba; John Jasavala, coach)
Bridal rose / Calixa Lavallée, arr. Howard Cable (Bailey Underwood-Doe, Nicholas Stevenson, Trumpets; Sophie Shah, Horn; Jasmine Fok, Trombone; Paul Nemec, Tuba; John Jasavala, coach)
Quartets, horns, op. 35. Nocturne / Nikolay Tcherepnin (The West Coasties: Anna Ding, Calvin Krueger, Kevin Li, Shin Wang, Horns; Chris Gongos, coach)
Quartets, horns, op. 35. Ancienne chanson allemande / Nikolay Tcherepnin (The West Coasties: Anna Ding, Calvin Krueger, Kevin Li, Shin Wang, Horns; Chris Gongos, coach)
Quartets, horns, op. 35. Chasse / Nikolay Tcherepnin (The West Coasties: Anna Ding, Calvin Krueger, Kevin Li, Shin Wang, Horns; Chris Gongos, coach)
Fripperies. No. 4 / Lowell E. Shaw (The West Coasties: Anna Ding, Calvin Krueger, Kevin Li, Shin Wang, Horns; Chris Gongos, coach)
Morning Song / Scott Irvine (Katherine Moffatt, Charlie Watson, Trumpets; Simon Au-Young, Horn; Jack Gagner, Trombone; Ben Whitby, Tuba; Anita McAllister, coach)
Puttin' on the Ritz / Irving Berlin. arr. Stephen Roberts (Katherine Moffatt, Charlie Watson, Trumpets; Simon Au-Young, Horn; Jack Gagner, Trombone; Ben Whitby, Tuba; Anita McAllister, coach)
File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall. Performers : UTJO (University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra) and Hart House Jazz Ensemble ; Gordon Foote, director and Ernesto Cervini, conductor Event details:
Switch in Time / Sammy Nestico
A View from the Side / Bill Holman
Things Are Getting Better / Adderley, Previn, arr. Rob McConnell
Just Friends / Davies, Klenner, Lewis, arr. Bill Holman
To You / Thad Jones
Wind Machine / Sammy Nestico
Old Milestones / John Lewis, arr. Christian Overton
Ward Lock / Chris Donnelly, arr. Spencer Krips
My Lament / Maria Schneider
Mean to Me / Ahlert, Turk
Oclupaca / Duke Ellington
September in the Rain / Henry Warren, arr. Geoff Claridge
File consists of a recording of the event, which took place in Walter Hall. Performers : Students from the Third-Year Oratorio Class ; Mia Bach, instructor ; Dakota Scott-Digout, collaborative class pianist ; Katharine Petkovski, conductor/composer ; Katherine Moffatt, trumpet Event details :
In Paradisum / Katharine Petkovski (3rd year Oratorio Class Chorus (SA))
Ode for the birthday of Queen Anne. Eternal source of light divine / George Frideric Handel (Annika Telenius, soprano ; Katherine Moffatt, trumpet)
Judas Maccabaeus. 'Tis liberty / George Frideric Handel (Nathania-Rose Chan, soprano)
Jahreszeiten. Aus Lapplands…..Licht und Leben / Franz Joseph Haydn (Daiye Chung, soprano)
Theodora. Angels, ever bright and fair / George Frideric Handel (Madaleine Battista, soprano)
Elias. Sei stille dem Herrn / Felix Mendelssohn (Olivia Guselle, mezzo-soprano)
Paulus. Lasst uns singen / Felix Mendelssohn (Anika-France Forget, soprano)
Béatitudes. Abjurez, la haine et l‘inimitié / César Franck (Yekaterina Sultanbekova, soprano)
Masses, H. XXII, 5, C major. Laudamus te / Franz Joseph Haydn (Claire Latosinsky, soprano)
Gloria, B-flat major. Qui tollis peccata mundi / George Frideric Handel (Rosemonde Desjardins, soprano)
Pie Jesu / Lili Boulanger (Amelia Depiero, soprano)
File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall. Performers : U of T Contemporary Music Ensemble: Frankenstein!! ; Wallace Halladay, director ; with the U of T Saxophone Ensemble and U of T Percussion Ensemble ; and soloists Maeve Palmer, soprano and Parker Clements, baritone Event details:
In Erwartung / Sofia Gubaidulina (Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor with members of the U of T Saxophone and Percussion Ensembles)
Closet full of demons / Robert Paterson (Lorenzo Guggenheim, conductor)
Mysteries of the macabre / György Ligeti (Maeve Palmer, soprano)
Frankenstein!! / H. K. (Heinz Karl) Gruber (with soloist Parker Clements, baritone)
File consists of a recording of the concert, which took place in Walter Hall. Performers: Singers from the Fourth-Year Lieder Class ; Dr. Kathryn Tremills, Instructor ; Dakota Scott-Digout & Rudin Lengo, pianists
Am See, D. 746 / Franz Schubert (Alessia Vitali, mezzo-soprano)
An eine Quelle / Franz Schubert (Angelo Moretti, tenor)
Geheimes / Franz Schubert (Sophia Mackey, soprano)
Adelaide / Franz Schubert (David Walsh, tenor)
Sänger am Felsen / Franz Schubert (Quinn Mitchell, tenor)
Liebe hat gelogen / Franz Schubert (Simone Hogeveen, mezzo-soprano)
Refrainlieder. Männer sind méchant / Franz Schubert (Anna-Julia David, soprano)
Schwanengesang (Song cycle). Ihr Bild / Franz Schubert (Danlie Rae P. Acebuque, baritone)
Abendlied der Fürstin / Franz Schubert (Danielle Nicholson, mezzo-soprano)
Heimweh, D. 456 / Franz Schubert (Olivia LaPointe, soprano)
An Mignon / Franz Schubert (Maria Milenic, soprano)
Schöne Müllerin. Halt! / Franz Schubert (Luke Noftall, baritone)
An die Laute / Franz Schubert (Salena Harriman, soprano)
Edone / Franz Schubert (Roanna Kitchen, soprano)
Stimme der Liebe, D. 412 / Franz Schubert (Erica Simone, soprano)
Sängers Morgenlied, D. 163 / Franz Schubert (Sierra Ward-Bond, soprano)
Dass sie hier gewesen / Franz Schubert (Kathryn Rose Johnston, soprano)
Aus Diego Manazares / Franz Schubert (Grace ChuYü Liang, soprano)
Rastlose Liebe / Franz Schubert (Arieh M. Sacke, tenor)
Du liebst mich nicht / Franz Schubert (Chelsea Pringle-Duchemin, mezzo soprano)
Winterreise. Stürmische Morgen / Franz Schubert (Sebastian Gayowsky, bass-baritone)
Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren / Franz Schubert (Wesley Hui, bass)
Abendstern / Franz Schubert (Frances Beg, soprano)
Am Strome / Franz Schubert (Yelena Gavrilova, soprano)
Auflösung / Franz Schubert (Khadija Mbowe, soprano)
File consists of a recording of the concert. Performers : Peter Stoll, bass clarinet ; Younggun Kim, piano ; Mark Skazinetsky, violin ; Etsuko Kimura, violin ; Theresa Rudolph, viola ; Paul Widner, violoncello. Event tracks :
Subseries consists of programs and recordings of performances by ensembles in the Faculty of Music, including the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Uri Mayer ; Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gillian MacKay ; Wind Symphony, conducted by Jeff Reynolds ; Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Wallace Halladay ; MacMillan Singers, conducted by David Fallis ; Chamber Choir, conducted by Lori-Anne Dolloff ; Soprano/Alto Chorus, conducted by Elaine Choi ; Tenor/Bass Choir, conducted by Mark Ramsay ; and Guitar Orchestra, conducted by Jeffrey McFadden.
Subseries consists of programs and recordings of concerts in the Thursday at Noon series. This series features faculty artists as well as guests, and usually feature small ensemble chamber music and vocal or instrumental recitals. These events take place in the Walter Hall at the Faculty of Music on Thursday afternoons.
Series consists of programs and recordings of events hosted by the Faculty of Music during the 2018-2019 concert season including faculty, student, and guest artists as well as ongoing concert series and faculty ensembles.
Promotional DVD produced for Hart House, 2009 Hancock Lecture featuring Nick Bontis of McMaster University entitled : Calibrating Your Future: A Balancing Act Between Social and Technological Pressures. This DVD contains an interview with Dr. Nick Bontis in Hart House on Jan 12 2009. It also contains an early Bontis lecture, edited and produced most likely for promotional purposes. The DVD does not contain the Hancock Lecture that was given at Convocation Hall on Februrary 4 2009.
Event media package documenting the Convocation Hall Tribute Ceremony on May 31 2007. Included: programme; DVD copies of the ceremony, the Tribute Video and Media Coverage; copies of advertisement for the event; a list of media
File consists of two video recordings of the conference, "Turning the Wheel: Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God" (May 18 - 20, 2006), by Errol Stein. File also includes a video recording of Sr. Sue Mosteller, Carl MacMillan, Laurent and Paul Nouwen, at Nouwen's grave site on May 18, 2006.
File consists of an interview with Robert Kinloch Massie interviewed by Sue Mosteller (location unknown). Massie is an activist and Episcopal priest living in Somerville, MA. Massie was friends with Nouwen from 1978 - 1996 and edited 'Gracias!'. The interview is not transcribed and is only available on audio cassette.
File consists of an interview with Yushi Nomura interviewed by Sue Mosteller (location unknown). Nomura is a college lecturer living in Japan. Nomura was a student of Nouwen's at Yale Divinity School. The interview is not transcribed and is only available on audio cassette and micro videocassette.
File consists of an interview with George Thelus interviewed by Maureen Wright and Wendy Lywood (location unknown). Thelus was a core member of the L'Arche Daybreak community (Richmond Hill, ON) currently lives in a long term care facility in Richmond Hill, ON. Thelus often traveled with Nouwen when they both lived at L'Arche Daybreak. The interview is not transcribed.