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Research

Innovative thinking in a wide range of genres

Our faculty members pursue research in genres ranging from medieval chant to contemporary experimental composition, canonic orchestral repertoire, opera, film music, and diverse styles understood to be popular music. We foster a vibrant intellectual climate that encourages innovative approaches and non-traditional thinking about music as a social text.

Research activity

Research from our school has recently been published and presented in national and international forums including books, articles, conferences and media interviews. Specific topics focus on opera, music and culture, popular music, music and nature, and more. Learn more about our variety of research-related accomplishments:

Recent publications

Get a sense of the scope of our current research by reading recently published faculty work and student theses. 

Research in action

Faculty profiles

Search our faculty list by research topic or by name. Each personal profile includes selected publications and active research interests.

Current students

Meet a few of our current master's students. Read their profiles and find out why they chose Dalhousie.