Presenters and Abstracts

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Join us as we welcome over 70 invited presentations (workshops, demonstrations, roundtable dialogues, papers) representing 9 countries including Finland, UK, Norway, Latvia, Indonesia, Austria, New Zealand, USA, and Canada.

What’s in it for me? Chorister recruitment and retention in a university-community choir
ADAM ADLER, ANAHIT ARMENAKYAN, and NATALYA BROWN, Nipissing University, Canada

How do singers relate? Uncovering the link between choral singing and empathy
IRENE APANOVITCH-LEITES, University of Southern California, USA

Gaze patterns of trained singers on a sight-singing task
REBECCA ATKINS, University of Georgia, USA

A nation sings itself: São Paulo Voices and Brazilian popular song
RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL-MORRISON, Carleton University/ The Capital Voices, Canada

The Canadian aria: Repertoire, evolution, and thematic
SOPHIE BISSON, York University, Canada

Old wine skins and new wine: A crusty old teacher adopts Somatic Voicework-The LoVetri Method to address a new population of musical theatre voice students
ROYCE BLACKBURN, University of North Dakota, USA

Lecture-Recital: Community love in contrast to solitude
SUSAN BODDIE and SHERWOOD WISE, College of Saint Rose, USA

Schafer’s soundscape: Vocal improvisation
DAVID BULEY, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Text and music: An interdisciplinary approach
IAN CAMPBELL, University of Manitoba, Canada

L’enfant et les Sortilèges: A community project
SARA JANE CLETHERO, Opera Mint/Brunel University, UK

The effects of infertility on female singers’ identities
LAURA CURTIS, Western University, Canada

Untangling colonialism’s “we” in choral music education
LORI-ANNE DOLLOFF and DEBORAH BRADLEY, University of Toronto, Canada

Everyone can sing: Strategies for inclusive choral classrooms
ELLARY DRAPER, University of Alabama, USA

Reflections of pre-service music teachers in inclusive choral classrooms (poster)
ELLARY DRAPER, University of Alabama, USA

Arm gestures, our gestures: The role of conducting in coordinating breathing patterns among singers (poster)
WILLIAM DUFFY, McGill University, Canada

A voice in the wilderness: Opportunities and challenges of singing R. Murray Schafer’s environmental music
BROOKE DUFTON, University of Toronto, Canada

When we sing to our city: Psychological well-being in community engagement
DARRYL EDWARDS, CHRISTINA HALDANE, and MATTHEW OTTO, University of Toronto, Canada

Learning to sing the “two-pulse” in Norwegian stev: From core principles to performance
JACQUELINE EKGREN, Ekgren Musikkinstitutt, Norway/USA

Kveding: Its application for contemporary acapella singing
JACQUELINE EKGREN[/Ekgren Musikkinstitutt, Norway/USA

Politicoro: Deconstructing political rhetoric through the medium of choral music
BENJAMIN EWERT, University of Alberta, Canada

Discovering Canadian art song
LESLIE FAGAN and LORIN SHALANKO, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Messa di voce: The bel canto key to achieving beautiful and energized soft singing
LAURIER FAGNAN, University of Alberta, Canada

Don’t sing, just mouth the words: How being silenced shaped a pedagogy of inclusion
LAUREL FORSHAW, University of Toronto, Canada

Yan zi/The Swallow (燕子): A cross-cultural choral project
JEANETTE GALLANT, Independent Scholar, Canada

A place in the choir: Creating an inclusive environment for individuals living with chronic health conditions
JANE GOSINE and KALEN THOMSON, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Aerodynamic benefits of voice studio training aids
JULIE GRIVES, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Hickory, dickory, dock, the vowel ran ’round the clock
KAREN GRYLLS, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Learning to sing again: Collective auto-ethnography, Growing the Voices and Instant Choir
JULIA HALFYARD, CECILE BADENHORST, HEATHER MCLEOD, and ELIZABETH YEOMAN, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Qaujimavunga Kinaummangaarma – I Know Who I Am: A collaborative commission between Inuk singer-song writer Looee Nowdlaak Arreak and Ottawa composer Laura Hawley
JACKIE HAWLEY, LOOEE NOWDLAK ARREAK, and LAURA HAWLEY, Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa, Canada

Empowering students in the choral rehearsal
MICHAEL HAYDEN, Mira Costa High School, USA

Singing with others: Authentic assessment in the choral classroom
ELIZABETH HEARN and MARVIN LATIMER, University of Alabama, USA

Singing accuracy and the uncertain singer: A pilot study (poster)
ELIZABETH HEARN, University of Alabama, USA

Depersonalizing singing to find one’s true voice
DANICA HOFFART, Red Deer College, Canada

ConcerT: A research-creation project on testosterone and the transgender singing voice
LAURA HYNES and ARI AGHA, University of Calgary, Canada

Delving into the Vietnam era through song
MARY ELLEN JUNDA, University of Connecticut, USA

Singing the gesture
BRUCE KOTOWICH, University of Windsor, Canada, and BRETT SCOTT, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, USA

Singing in movement : How to improve the connection between body, voice, emotion, and space
LYSIANE LACHANCE, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

“You are what you eat”: A sixty-year diet of ACDA national conference repertoire
MARVIN LATIMER, University of Alabama, USA

To feed the soul: A sixty-year chronology of ACDA national conferences
MARVIN LATIMER and ELIZABETH HEARN, University of Alabama, USA

Cracking the break
ELISE LETOURNEAU, Carleton University, Canada

Practical exercises combining body movements and singing: To learn and to encourage the usage of natural body movements to improve and facilitate the singing process
PIRJO NENONEN, Music School Johann Sebastian Bach, Austria

Learning to sing with body movements: A holistic way of learning (poster)
PIRJO NENONEN, Music School Johann Sebastian Bach, Austria

Singer, composer, pedagogue: The life and works of Pauline Viardot
DEBORAH POPHAM, Sam Houston State University, USA

The highs and lows of breathing: An historical approach to understanding breathing for classical singing (poster)
DEBORAH POPHAM, Sam Houston State University, USA

Mirror neurons, verbal feedback, and motor learning… oh my! (poster)
DEBORAH POPHAM, Sam Houston State University, USA

Sing a song of psoas
CATHERINE ROBBIN, York University, Canada

The conductor as curator: Designing unforgettable and meaningful choral programs
VAUGHN ROSTE, Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, USA

To sing or not to sing, again
MARK W. RUHNKE, University of Toronto, Canada

Creating your own choral community: Feeding our singing souls
BONNIE SNEED, McLennan Community College/Nave Voices, USA

The language of singing: Translation and interpretation
BONNIE SNEED, McLennan Community College/Nave Voices, USA

Watch Night: Tradition and transformation in the Gullah community
ROBERT STEPHENS, University of Connecticut, USA

Hawaiian choralism in post-WWII Honolulu: Singing as discipline, “soft power,” and alliance-building
KATI SZEGO, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

The Orff method for singers, teachers, and choir directors
KATHARINA URBSCHAT, Independent Scholar, Canada

Choosing singing repertoire in primary school general music classes: Criteria from the cultural field
JOSÉE VAILLANCOURT, Université Laval, Canada

Joybells ringing in my soul: What gospel music can add to your singing experience
BEVERLY VAUGHN, Stockton University, USA

C3 programming: Choirs, connections, and community building through repertoire
ELLEN GILSON VOTH, Westfield State University, USA

Teaching the transgender singing voice (poster)
BRETT WALKER, McGill University, Canada

Lauda: A model for establishing best practices for creating more inclusive choral communities
KELLIE WALSH and JANE GOSINE, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

An investigation into the effect of the pitch systems and pedagogy of the Kodály, Jaques-Dalcroze, and Galin-Paris-Chevé techniques
GLORIA WAN, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, USA

Developing leadership skills and confidence through singing: Considering the impact of the Voces Cantabiles Music (VCM) Foundation’s Young Leader Programme on participants and music in schools
ANN WRIGHT, VCM Foundation, UK

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