Dr Beverley Diamond wins research excellence award

May 12th, 2012

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Dr Beverley Diamond wins research excellence award

The SOCANFoundation/CUMS Award of Excellence recognizes, on an annual basis, a mature scholar who has established a nation-wide profile in the field of research into
Canadian music and its composers. The winner’s dissemination of research results
demonstrably increases aural and cultural understanding of Canadian music among
other musical scholars and among musical performers. It also leads to increased
understanding of Canadian music among the general public for music, or among
members of a younger generation of future audiences and musicians. More information on the award itself is available on the CUMS website: www.cums-smuc.ca

Dr. Beverley Diamond is an ethnomusicologist and holder of the Canada Research
Chair in Traditional Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland. A holder of
numerous research grants and the author of many scholarly publications, Dr. Diamond has brought Canadian music, and especially the music of First Nations communities, musicians and composers to the attention of the nation and the world. In addition, Dr. Diamond is a gifted and generous teacher and colleague. Her intellectual breadth has allowed her to supervise a wide range of dissertation
topics and her students now teach across the country (and beyond) in departments of music, communications, women’s studies, anthropology and more. In this way and
many others, her generous sharing of knowledge has touched the Canadian academic landscape in tremendous ways. The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize


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