Teaching Interests

Exploring the use of music performance as a vehicle for of meditation, using Zen Buddhism as a template 

Creating suitable Powwow music and dance education programs in collaboration with First Nations informants, within the frame of decolonisation  

Developing an understanding of Western Canadian rural and urban vernacular musics as Intangible Cultural Heritage

Contextualizing traditional English musical and choreographic seasonal celebrations within the hybrids now found in the Canadian cultural landscape 

Examining dance as an informant of music

Investigating music-making as a life style (“musicking”) among amateur musicians in community settings

Establishing a historical record of Popular Music in Vancouver 

Triangulating popular music and western art music

Prescriptive and descriptive music notation

Establishing the components and theory of the gaze among audiences in Western Art Music, Ballet and popular music

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