Dr. Ardelle Ries

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Affiliation: University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty
Presentation: Research Paper Presentation
Title: Through the Looking Glass: Beyond Reflections of Canada
Abstract: A two-volume 2nd edition of John Barron’s Reflections of Canada was published and officially released in August 2017. This paper summarizes the factors that influenced the genesis and demise of the 1st edition, and outlines the process, challenges, and future intentions for this iconic Canadian folk song publication.

Biography: An Associate Professor of Music at the University of Alberta Augustana Faculty, Ardelle Ries is the editor of the 2nd edition of Reflections of Canada recently published by Cypress Choral Music within the Singing the Circle series. Ardelle has been on faculty at the Zoltán Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, the International Kodály Seminar, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Calgary. She received the Richard S. Eaton Award of Distinction in 2013 in recognition of exemplary service to choral music in the province of Alberta. Ardelle serves on the boards of the Alberta Kodály Association and the Kodály Society of Canada.