Meet Our Faculty
Faculty of Education: Andrea Rose, Ki Adams and David Buley
Andrea Rose is a professor of music education at Memorial University. She enjoys an active role in the ongoing development of music education at local, national and international levels.
Andrea holds undergraduate degrees in music (violin) and music education (Memorial University), and graduate degrees in music/music education/conducting, and curriculum and instruction (University of Wisconsin-Madison).
As a performer, educator, scholar and clinician-adjudicator, Andrea is the recipient of several prestigious awards including MUN President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is a 3M National Teaching Fellow, and is a recipient of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her contributions to music and arts education in Canada.
An Artistic Director of FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices International Choral Festival (2001-2013), and the founding director of The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposia (1997-2013), Andrea is the Co-Founder-Director of The Singing Network (TSN), an international collective of individuals and organizations interested in singing and song.
The Singing Network generates musical, educational, and scholarly events including the biennial International Symposium on Singing and Song. TSN was delighted to host Choral Canada’s national choral conference and festival in St. John’s in 2018. Andrea has served in leadership roles in a variety of organizations such as the Canadian Music Educators’ Association, International Society of Music Education, Debut Atlantic, Action Canada, and Teach for Canada. As a director with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Andrea serves as an advisor for its education and outreach programming.
David Buley is Associate Professor of Music Education in the Faculty of Education at Memorial University.
He holds graduate degrees in conducting, sacred music, philosophy, and liturgical studies from Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, New Jersey and Drew University in Madison, NJ.
David has taught classroom music in Nova Scotia and New Jersey, and has led choirs in various situations, including children's choirs, university choirs, and vocal ensembles.
David is a long-time collaborator with R. Murray Schafer through productions such as And Wolf Shall Inherit the Moon, (Patria cycle Epilogue) and Schafer's Zoroaster, The Enchanted Forest, and Princess of the Stars.
A certified instructor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Dr. Buley offers workshops in music education, choral and vocal technique, movement and music, as well as worship arts.
He is owned by a vibrant border-collie, Nelllie, and spends a good deal of time singing outdoors with the largest choir on earth.
Ki Adams, a native of Birmingham, Alabama (USA), is Honourary Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) where he taught in the undergraduate/graduate music and music education programs for 25 years. In addition to a graduate degree in organ (Northwestern University) and doctoral studies in education (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Ki holds specialist diploma programs in both the Kodály method of music education (University of Calgary) and Orff-Schulwerk (Hamline University).
Keenly aware of the impact and power of professional organizations, he has held executive positions with provincial, national, and international music education organizations, including Choral Canada and the International Kodály Society. He is currently a board member for the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) and Treasurer of the World Youth Choir Foundation.
Passionate about celebrating choral music and bringing choirs and singers to Newfoundland and Labrador, Ki is Founding Co-Director of The Singing Network, a collective for generating and producing a series of voice-singing-choral experiences ranging from workshops, seminars, master-classes, and dialogues to the biennial International Symposium on Singing and Song. He is Music Director and Organist at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ms. Korona Brophy, of St. John’s, has been a music educator for 42 years. She taught in the Catholic and public-school systems from 1976-2017. Since then, she maintains a sessional instructor position at Memorial University of Newfoundland teaching Music Education. At MUN, Korona instructs students in the MUN Lab Band Orchestra Program as a prerequisite to their internship. This course allows the students to instruct public school children in a band and orchestra setting while they master lesson plans and evaluations and their performance skills in all instrumentation.
Through her teaching, Korona was involved with choral music in all her schools, plus choral director for St. Peter’s Church Adult Choir and Youth Choir of Mount Pearl. As a volunteer at her church for 29 years, Korona trained many amateur and professional choristers. In 1994, the adult choir travelled to Carnegie Hall, New York City, where they performed Mozart’s Requiem under the direction of John Rutter.
Her choral experience and teaching involved school choirs (from K-9), travelling to Rotary Music Festivals around Newfoundland and Canada (Ottawa and Halifax). Her involvement with choral music, bands and orchestras with Kiwanis Music Festival and Rotary Music Festivals stems over 30 years.
In 1993, Korona formed the world-renowned group, The Celtic Fiddlers. With five tours of Ireland, Canada and the United States, the group has brought Newfoundland/Irish traditional music to audiences of all ages. This year The Celtic Fiddlers will release their sixth CD “Ready for the Storm” in celebration of their 25th anniversary.
Korona has been nominated for numerous awards with Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Music NL, winning the Arts in Education Award and Instrumental Artist of the Year. Ms. Brophy has adjudicated festivals in Stephenville, Clarenville, Goose Bay, Carbonear and St. John’s.
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