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Jennifer Lang Ph.D., M. Mus., B.Ed., B.Mus. (Music Education), The University of Western Ontario

Associate Professor Choral/Music Education

Faculty Member in Music

Office
Education 1049

Research Area(s)

  • Music Education
  • Choral Conducting
  • Engagement and Agency in Music Education Programs
  • Intergenerational Singing
  • Informal Music Learning

About me

Dr. Jennifer Lang is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Saskatchewan where she conducts the Greystone Singers and teaches Choral Literature, Choral Methods, Choral Pedagogy, and Elementary Music Methods.   She is the organizer of the Department of Music’s Music Education in Action Series and the founder and organizer of the uSing uSask Choral Festival.  While completing her graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and was an instructor at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and Faculty of Education and the Teaching Support Centre.   Currently Jennifer serves as the past-president on the board of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the Board Chair for Musical Futures Canada, and a member of Choral Canada’s Advocacy Committee and Editorial Committee.  Prior to completing her doctorate, Jennifer served as a program leader of vocal and instrumental secondary school music with the District of Niagara Arts Academy in the District School Board of Niagara.  

Dr. Lang’s research examines engagement and agency in music education programs, including informal music learning in a variety of educational contexts, music creation in the classroom, and intergenerational singing programs. Jennifer is also active as a conductor, choral adjudicator, clinician and conference presenter with local, provincial, national, and international invitations.   Dr. Lang has adjudicated most recently at Cantando Festival 2019 in Alberta; ChorFest 2019 in Saskatchewan; the Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival 2019 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan; ChoralFest North 2018 in Alberta; 2017 Cantando Sun Peaks Festival in British Columbia; and ChorFest 2016 in Saskatchewan.  Her recent international conference presentations include:  International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (2019, 2013); Research in Music Education (2019, 2017, 2015); Choral Canada's Podium (2018), Progressive Methods in Music Education (2018); and the International Society for Music Education (2016, 2014, 2012).

Artistic Works

Dr. Lang is active as a conductor, choral adjudicator, clinician and conference presenter with local, provincial, national, and international invitations having adjudicated most recently at ChoralFest North 2018 in Alberta, 2017 Cantando Sun Peaks Festival in British Columbia, and ChorFest 2016 in Saskatchewan.  

2015-present            Conductor, Greystone Singers, University of Saskatchewan

2015-2016                Conductor, University Chorus, University of Saskatchewan

2011-2015                Conductor, Amabile Choirs of London, Canada

2012-2014                Conductor, The UWO choir, University of Western Ontario

2013-2014                Conductor, The Faculty of Education Singers, University of Western Ontario 

Teaching & Supervision

University of Saskatchewan (2015-present) 

Greystone Singers (MUAP 203)

Teaching Music in the Elementary School (EMUS 431)

Choral Music Teaching in the Secondary School (EMUS 438)

Choral Pedagogy (MUS 428)

Seminar in Choral Literature and Materials (MUS 453)

Supervisor: Teacher Education Candidates


University of Western Ontario (2011-2016)

 2016 – July              Invited Professor in collaboration with Dr. Ruth Wright,Musical Futures, Graduate Course & Continuing Education Course                                                 

 2014-2015               Instructor, Curriculum and Pedagogy: Senior Vocal Music, Faculty of Education

                                  Supervisor: Teacher education candidates

2014-2015                Instructor,Practicum in Choral Techniques, Don Wright Faculty of Music

2014-2015                Instructor,Teaching Assistant Training Program,Teaching Support Centre

2013-2015                Instructor,Curriculum and Pedagogy: Junior/Intermediate Vocal Music, Faculty of Education

2013-2014                Lead Graduate Teaching Assistant: Workshop Development and Peer Mentorship 

2012-2013                Instructor, Introduction to Music Education, Don Wright Faculty of Music

2009-2011                Program Leader, Music, District School Board of Niagara 

2002-2011                Secondary School Teacher,Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, English, Senior Sociology, Geography, Special Education, District School Board of Niagara 

2007                         Visiting Teacher, Umculo! Kimberley Program to South Africa, University of Alberta

2005                            Visiting Teacher,ESL Program, Thailand, Columbia International College

Research

Choral Conducting Music Education Music Engagement and Agency Sociology of music education informal music learning intergenerational singing

Dr. Lang's research examines engagement and agency in music education programs, including informal music learning in a variety of educational contexts, music creation in the classroom, and intergenerational singing programs with singers with dementia.