- Music Education
- Choral Conducting
- Engagement and Agency in Music Education Programs
- Intergenerational Singing
- Informal Music Learning
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).
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
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.
Greystone Singers sing "Wake the Grain" (Suchan) and Requiem (Mozart) with the SSO.
The Tenors Performance TCU Place December 6, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Lang, conductor
Hallelujah Chorus December 8, 2018 Dr. Jennifer Lang, Conductor