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Message from Don McLean


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Since my return to UofT in 2011, in addition to the expansion of our faculty complement and teaching programs, my colleagues and I have been developing a focus in three broad areas that I have characterized as i3 (i-cubed) or 3i (3-to-the-power-of-the-imagination).

interdisciplinary research

 internationalization, and

infrastructure development

 

Interdisciplinary Research invokes the MaHRC (Music and Health Research Collaboratory) initiative launched in 2012, but it also builds on our multi-faceted research and creative professional activities in composition, performance, education, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory (METH)—areas that are increasingly interdisciplinary in scope—and encompasses our affiliations with many other academic units and programs at UofT and beyond. Internationalization… Infrastructure Development…

Internationally, UofT Music currently represents all non-European Associate Members on the Council of the Association of European Conservatories (AEC), a 300-member organization for music innocation and international cooperation in higher education. Beyond the EU and US, our international reach extends to Brazil, China, India, Korea, Japan, Australia, and the Middle East. In keeping with UofT's goal for greater internationalization UofT Music will continue to extend its global presence in research and teaching.

Infrastructure Development: Since 2011, a number of modest upgrades to facilities, classroooms, and student life spaces have been accomplished and plans are in place for major infrastructure development. Projects include the transformative renovation of MacMillan Theatre, the Music Library, and the direct connection of the Edward Johnson Building to a major new development at 90 Queen's Park (90QP).