Welcome to the Laurier Centre for Music in the Community
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Why music? Why community? Making music is one of the fundamental ways that humans express themselves, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually and most frequently they do so with others in a musical community setting.
Based on the assumption that music plays a significant role in the life of practically every member of our society, LcMc explores the dimension of life that intersects with music.
Through research, symposia, publishing, projects, partnerships, and concerts, LcMc seeks to connect with music in the community, to collaborate with the music makers, and to contribute to the vitality of the music of people.
- LcMc is a significant achievement in the context of a research university.
- LcMc welcomes research addressing any aspect of music and community.
- LcMc welcomes research in any acceptable method.
- LcMc seeks research that informs and guides practice.
- LcMc research informs Laurier education course materials in the development of future community music leaders.
The Laurier Centre for Music in the Community (LcMc) was approved by Wilfrid Laurier University in May 2007 to be one of the institutionís research centres.
The public launch was held on March 28, 2008.
Dr. Lee Willingham, Director
Gregg Bereznick, Superintendent, Waterloo Region District School Board
Martin de Groot, Director, Waterloo Regional Arts Council
Studio Instruction and Music Industry
Bill Labron, Manager, Music Plus and Director, Beckett School of Music
Music in Faith-Based Practices
David Pfrimmer, Dean, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
Arts and Culture Sector
Genevieve Twomey, Executive Director, Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Dr. Gerard Yun
Laurier Music Students
President, Student Association for Music Education (rotates)
Laurier Faculty of Music Administration
Dr. Glen Carruthers, Dean, Faculty of Music, ex officio