The Singing Network was established in October 2014 at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, by Professor Ki Adams and Dr. Andrea Rose along with a steering committee of Memorial University faculty members in music, education and ethnomusicology.
The Singing Network is the starting point for creating and building a MUN-provincial-national-international network of individuals and organizations interested in singing and song: scholars, performing artists, educators, students, as well as professional and community-based musicians organizations and associations. The network generates and produces a series of voice-singing-choral events ranging from workshops, seminars, master-classes, performances, dialogues, the formation of new ensembles, and a biennial international Symposium on Singing and Song.
With support from the Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music (BCECM) at Memorial University, four core projects were offered in 2015 and three core projects are being presented in 2016. The projects of The Singing Network are designed to engage individuals and organizations from varied contexts and disciplines. Each of these projects involves collaboration and partnerships with local, national and international colleagues. The international Symposium on Singing and Song, in addition to local, MUN-community based projects, serves to mobilize knowledge, expertise and resources in support of musical, cultural social, health and wellbeing, and educational contexts.
We understand the powerful impact of singing in our communities and aim to stimulate and provide programs and experiences for the sustainable development and innovation of singing and use of the voice in all contexts. The Singing Network is committed to working with multi-disciplinary communities toward the realization of the potential of singing and song in our lives.
The Singing Network is supported by Memorial University School of Music and Faculty of Education, The Bruneau Centre for Excellence in Choral Music, and the MUN Office of Public Engagement.