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Unity Through Music

Final Event


The event will be on June 19th (Friday) from 11 am- 1pm at the IRMACS Theatre- Rm10900

Scott Xiao (MODAL Youth Researcher) featured on CBC Music for his One Person Mendelssohn Trio

Research Methods in Music Education Summer Institute

Making is Connecting Workshop: Surrey Teachers’ Association Convention 2014

Ethics and aesthetics: Are they one and the same?

Imagining Canada’s Future: Six new challenge areas

Book Chapter: Creating Opportunities for Transformative Practice in Higher Education Music Performance Research & Pedagogy

ISME 2013 Conference in Chile – Keynote

International Music Education Conference in Sobral, Brazil

Artistic Learning Dialogues with Youth

Arts in Action: Creative collaborative song writing

Beyond Music Matters

MODAL Presentations at CSSE Annual Conference 2013, Victoria, BC

Critical Canadian Youth Studies: The Future is Networking Conference

Learning Together 2013: Engaging the World

Research in Music Education Conference

Talk at Trinity College Dublin

World Summit on Arts Education
May 13-17 Munich, Germany

New Theme Leader for AIRS

The Hina Dolls Festival “Hina Asobi” by Visiting Professor Atsushi Yoshinaka

Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

MODAL Research and LFAS Arts Matter Partnership

Informal & Participatory Cultures in Music Education (New Article)

Susan O’Neill appointed ISME Research Commissioner

Paper presented in Lapland, Finland

Personhood & Music Learning Book (updated)

Dr O’Neill in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

Conference in Quebéc City

Engaging Youth & Adults
in Artistic Learning Dialogues


MODAL Research Group is funded by an Insight Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

In the global economy innovation drives prosperity and leaders across all disciplines recognize that engagement in the arts has high value in helping youth acquire the creative skills necessary for meeting the challenges of today’s uncertain world.

Dr. Susan O’Neill, Director MODAL Research Group

  • Simon Fraser University