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Dr. Adam Adler

Dr Adam Adler

​Dr. Adam Adler

Schulich School of Education - Assistant Professor (Sabbatical)
office: A315
email: adama@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450
ext: 4432
fax: 705.474.1947


BMA, University of Western Ontario;
BEd, University of New Brunswick;
MME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
PhD, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialization:

​ Music Education
- Choirs and Choral Music
- Conducting
- Community Music

Research Interests:

​ Male gender issues in music and general education
- Educational psychology and sociology
- Curriculum and Educational Policy in The Arts
- Sustaining choral communities
- Technology in music education

Current & Future Research:

​- Artistic Director, Near North Voices


Hold My Hand and Listen: Nurturing Choral Community as Musicianship.
In Reynish, T. and Rose, A. (in press), Proceedings of the Phenomenon
of Singing VI International Symposium (2007). St. John's: Memorial
University Press.

Male Choral Singing in Canada – A waning culture. In Harrison, S.,
Welch, G. and Adler, A., editors (in press), Perspectives on Male
Singing. NY: Springer Publishing.

Rediscovering Musical Identity through Narrative in Pre-service
Teacher Education (2008). In Barrett, Margaret and Stauffer, Sandra,
editors (in press), Narrative Soundings: An anthology of narrative
inquiry in music education. NY: Springer Publishing.

Let the Boys Sing and Speak: Masculinities and Boys’ Stories of
Singing in School (2005). In Adams, K., Chisolm, L. and Rose, A.
(eds.), Proceedings of the Phenomenon of Singing International
Symposium IV. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Swinging Back the Gender Pendulum: Addressing Boys' Needs in Music
Education Research and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Scott Harrison
(Griffith University, Brisbane Australia), in Bartel, Lee (ed.)
(2004), Questioning the Music Education Paradigm, Volume 2 of the
biennial series Research to Practice. Toronto: Canadian Music
Educators Association.

A Case study of Boys’ Experiences of Singing in School (2002).
Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto.

Adventures Among the Granola People, in Leue, Mary (ed.) (2000),
Challenging the Giant: The Best of SKOLE, The Journal of Alternative
Education, Volume IV. Ashfield, MA: Down-to-Earth Books.

A survey of teacher practices in working with male singers before and
during the voice change.
Canadian Music Educator, 40(4), Summer 1999. From an unpublished
masters paper of the same title (1996), University of Illinois at

Adventures among the Granola People: A week in Alternative Education.
ΣΚΟΛΗ (“SKOLE”): The Journal of Alternative Education, 12(4), Fall 1995.

Courses Taught:

​EDUC 4254 -- Primary/Junior Music Methods
MUSC 1420/2420/3420 -- Applied Music (Choir)

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