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Laura J. Gray

Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Music

Laura J. Gray

Contact:
(519) 885-0220 ext. 24247
ljgray@uwaterloo.ca
Office:  CGUC 1102

American Musicological Society
Canadian University Music Society
North American British Music Studies Association

Education:
BMus, University of Western Ontario, 1987
MA, University of British Columbia, 1989
PhD, Yale University, 1997
 

Research Areas:

Sibelius, Early Twentieth-Century British Music Criticism, British Symphony
 

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate
Music 100 – Understanding Music
Music 245 – World Music
Music 254 – Monteverdi to Mozart: Music from 1600-1800
Music 256 – Music Since 1900
Music 261 - Opera
Music 332 – Aesthetics of Music
Music 390 – Special Topics
Music 491 – Senior Honours Seminar
 

Selected Publications:

Writing

  • January, 2008: contributed an article on the music programme at Grebel to The Music Times: “A Lively Life of Music at The University of Waterloo”
  • “The Idea of North: Sibelius, Gould and Symbolic Landscapes,” Conrad Grebel Review (Winter 2010): 28-42.

 Conference Papers

  • June 8, 2008: presented a paper entitled "Inventing Sibelius: Aspects of Myth-Making in the 'Sibelius Cult'" at the 2008 meeting of The Canadian University Music Society at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 2009 Benjamin Eby Lecture, November 27, 2009: “The Idea of North: Sibelius, Gould and Symbolic Landscapes”
     

Selected Activities: 

Teaching

  • February, 2008: recognized as Faculty of Arts Professor of the Month by the Arts Student Union - September, 2008
  • Music 390: Music & Landscape (winter 2011)
     


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Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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