Professor Ursula Rempel
In the Faculty:

Teaching activities:
    Bibliography and Research Methods
    Women in Music

Committee Member: Curriculum Committee, Faculty Review and Professional Expectations Committee, Library Committee

In the Community:

Room 314 Music, (204) 474-9577,

Professional Bio:

Ursula M. Rempel received her Master of Arts from the University of California (Santa Barbara) and her Bachelor of Music and Education Certificate from the University of British Columbia. She regularly directs early music ensembles which have appeared on television, participated in workshops, and in provincial and national conferences.  She has been the recipient of several awards for these activities, including a University of Manitoba Outreach Award.

Professor Rempel coordinated the Faculty of Music's Summer Orff Program for 15 years and continues to be active in the field through international conference presentations (AOSA) and publications with Schott and Waterloo Music.  Co-authored with Carolyn Ritchey, the works incorporate early music and dance with the Orff approach.  They are working on a fifth volume.  She has published in both Ostinato and in The Orff Echo as well as in the American Recorder Society's Publication for teachers.

Ursula Rempel's primary research focuses on women in music from approximately 1770-1830.  She has published articles and essays in French Women and the Age of Enlightenment, Lumen, Transforming the Disciplines and The American Harp Journal, and has given numerous conference presentations (UBC, University of Bristol, University of Windsor, University of Victoria, University of Saskatchewan and University of Alberta).  She has contributions in The New Grove Dictionary of Women Composers and in The New Grove (2nd ed.).  Her performance edition of Fanny Krumpholtz's Manuscript Book of her Own Compositions for the Harp, 1811 was published by Lyon & Healy in 1994.

Professor Rempel contributed six essays (and edited music) to Volume III of Women Composers: Music through the Ages (G.K. Hall/Macmillan, 1998).  Her current work focuses on gender coding in the language of late 18th century concert reviews, and on domestic music-making (music as female accomplishment) as evidenced in the novels of Jane Austen, and in conduct and education manuals of the period.  She will be presenting a paper, Seven Degrees of Separation: Perceptions of Music and Music Making in the Novels of Jane Austen, in October 2007.

Ursula Rempel is an active member of the Advocacy Committee of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and makes weekly contributions to the Radio Requests posted on its listserv and website.  She writes regular reports for the Journal about women-in-music activities in Canada.  Her review essay of the recent New Historical Anthology of Music by Women appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of the IAWM Journal.

At the Faculty of Music, Ursula Rempel teaches courses in music history, Women in Music, Bibliography and Research Methods, and Recorder Ensemble Techniques and Repertoire.  She was the recipient of a UTS Teaching Award in May 2006.

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