After six years as a faculty member at University College Dublin, Robin Elliott was appointed to the Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto in 2002. In the field of Canadian music studies, he has published 10 edited books and volumes of music, 30 articles, and 60 reviews and shorter articles. He served as the English style editor for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, and has contributed articles on Canadian music and musicians to many other leading journals and reference works. His work on the composer Istvan Anhalt has resulted in two co-edited books, two editions of music, six articles, and two invited public lectures. For Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Elliott has co-edited three books on Canadian music and is General Editor of the press’s new Canadian music publication series. During the 2013-14 academic year, Elliott returned to University College Dublin as the Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies. He is also the English editor of Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music.
Jeremy Strachan holds a Ph.D. in musicology (2015) from the University of Toronto. His dissertation on Udo Kasemets and experimental music in 1960s Toronto was supported by an AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. He has published articles in Echo: a Music-Centered Journal and Critical Studies in Improvisation, and a co-authored chapter (with David Cecchetto) on music and modernism in North America appears in The Modernist World (Routledge, 2015). Dr. Strachan currently teaches at Ryerson University and University of Toronto Scarborough, serves as the English reviews Editor for Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music, and as of May 2016 will begin a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Cornell University to conduct research on the history of experimentalism in Canada.
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Caitlyn Triebel is a singer and musicologist whose work considers the numerous applications of art music to modern life. Her musicological focus has been mid-twentieth-century avant-garde French-Canadian compositions, but she also considers broader issues of aesthetics and philosophical ideology in Canadian music and twentieth-century Western European art music. Caitlyn holds a Bachelor of Music degree (2011) and a Master of Arts in musicology (2015), both from the University of Alberta. She lives in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, where she is active as a music teacher, performer, and choral director.