Broaden the scope of inter- and intra - disciplinary research and learning
- Develop a new cross-disciplinary initiative in performance science
- Create more opportunities for interdisciplinary studies for graduate and undergraduate students
This direction aligns with the Schulich School of Music value of communication and connectivity. We celebrate music’s multifaceted nature; its capacity to communicate non-verbally, physically, intellectually and emotionally, and its ability to connect at many levels with other arts and sciences and with the social and cultural experience of societies, groups and individuals.
- Form a small Performance Science Steering Committee within the Schulich community. (1: Performance science) Steering Committee formed in Fall 2020.
- Develop a cross-disciplinary performance science model. (1: Performance science) Model completed in Fall 2020.
- Engage performance science partners from Schulich and other McGill faculties. (1: Performance science) Colleagues invited to participate in projects starting in Fall 2020.
- Bring experts in areas of performance science to McGill as guest speakers, teachers, and wellness practitioners. (1: Performance science) Prof. Williamon joined the School as the Dean’s Chair in Fall 2019; International symposium planning in progress for Fall 2021.
- Seek funding from provincial and federal research agencies and philanthropy to support performance science initiatives. (1: Performance science) Starting in Fall 2020.
- Design an interdisciplinary master’s program. (2: Interdisciplinary studies) Consultation starting in Fall 2020.
- Add an interdisciplinary option to the existing Ph.D. program. (2: Interdisciplinary studies) Consultation starting in Fall 2020.
- Hire a new tenure-stream faculty member in performance science. (1: Performance science) On hold due to pandemic hiring freeze.
- Support the development of interdisciplinary courses that combine music and another discipline. (2: Interdisciplinary studies)
- Include elements of research in public performances. (2: Interdisciplinary studies)