Jacquie Dawson - Assistant Professor, Director of Bands
Current Research Projects/Interests: Dr. Dawson's most recent research investigates 21st century chamber wind music repertoire and the promotion of new works to the genre. She is a strong advocate of contemporary wind band music and has engaged in numerous commission projects in recent years, including the recent commission of Dreams Unseen for Soprano Solo and Chamber Winds by Peter Meechan. Other research interests include equity, diversity, and inclusion in wind band composition and in school-based instrumental music education programs.
James V. Maiello - Associate Dean (Graduate Programs & Research), Associate Professor, Musicology
Current Research Projects/Interests: Currently preparing a critical edition of the sequence repertory of medieval Pistoia for publication. Other works in progress include a history of the College Band Directors National Association and a monograph on music, liturgy, and identity in medieval Pistoia. General research interests include medieval music, music history pedagogy, the wind band, and music criticism.
Colette Simonot-Maiello - Associate Professor, Musicology
Current Research Projects/Interests: Throughout the 20th century, settler classical composers used Indigenous stories and musical ideas as source materials with which to craft a "Canadian sound". This research examines a selection of works identified in J. Strachan's bibliography. "Music Inspired by Aboriginal Sources at the Canadian Music Centre," aiming to highlight misrepresentations and other problematic constructions of indigeneity emerging from the settler imagination.
Jody Stark - Assistant Professor, Music Education
Current Research Projects/Interests: Decolonizing and Indigenizing music education, music teacher professional learning, musical learning in various musical practices, models and practice for teaching creative practices in music.