Juanita Marchand Knight, D.M.A.

ACTOR Project Coordinator/Research Assistant, Schulich School of Music, McGill University

Schulich School of Music
555 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1E3
Email: juanita [dot] marchand [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Research Interests

  • Voice Science
  • Auditory Perception
  • Multimedia Composition and Sound Design
  • Gender Theory, Perception, and Semiotics
  • Critical Disability Theory
  • Equity and Diversity



    • Vanier College, Audio Recording Technology, 2017
    • University of Miami, Doctorate of Musical Arts, Vocal Pedagogy and Musicology, 2011
      Thesis: Effects of Bulimia Nervosa on the Voice: A Guide for Voice Teachers
    • McGill University, Artist’s Diploma, Opera Performance, 2005
    • McGill University, Master of Music, Opera Performance, 2003
    • McGill University, Bachelor of Music, Early Music and Modern Vocal Performance, 2001


      Selected Professional Experience

      • ACTOR Project Coordinator, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 2018-present
      • Assistant to the Dean of Music, Schulich School of Music of McGill University, 2017-2018
      • Director of School Music, St. Patrick School, 2008-2016
      • Graduate Assistant and Course Lecturer, Frost School of Music, University of Miami, 2005-2008


        Selected Conference Presentations

        • Unpacking the Female Werewolf: Gender Semiotics in Bitten, Queer Research Colloquium, Institute for Gender and Feminist Studies, McGill University, 2019
        • A Collaborative Labour of Queer Love: Creating Diversity in College Voice Programs through the Creation of New Multi-Media Art and Online Networking, IGSF Off-Script Conference (part of the Htmlles Festival), 2018
        • Tackling Opera’s Diversity Issues with Love Honour and Technology, Lesbians Who Tech Montreal Summit, 2018
        • Contralto Screening & Discussion with Sarah Hennies, The Arts of Trans, Gender Diverse and Two-Spirit Lives Conference, Chair, 2018


          Selected Vocal Performances

          • Soprano Soloist, Brey: Three Songs to Joannes, Queer History Month @ Schulich (Canadian Premiere, 2019)
          • Soprano Soloist, Mozart: Missa Brevis, Cantiamo Montreal
          • Soprano Soloist, Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, The Miami Bach Society
          • Hanna Glawari, Lehar: The Merry Widow, Frost Opera Theatre
          • Elisabeth, Glass: Les Enfants Terribles (excerpts @ Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series), Frost Opera Theatre and Florida Grand Opera
          • Violetta Valéry, Verdi: La Traviata (excerpts at Art Basel), Florida Grand Opera


            Selected Commissions

            • Them (multimedia opera), excerpts premiered at Queer History Month @ Schulich, Montreal, 2019
            • The Death of a King (electronic/vocal), Commissioned by Black Theatre Workshop for The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, Montreal, QC, 2018
            • A Children’s Mass (treble choir), premiered by St. Patrick’s Children’s Choir, Miami Beach, FL, 2014
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