Dr. Valerie Peters

Co-Investigator

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Music, Université Laval
  • Director, GREMS, Groupe de recherche en éducation musicale au secondaire (Research Group for Secondary Music Education) GREMS@ulaval.ca
  • Regular Member, OICRM, l’Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Observatory of Interdisciplinary Research and Creation in Music) www.oicrm.org

Email: Valerie.peters@mus.ulaval.ca          Phone: 418-656-2131 (8247)
Office: 3356 Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, 1055 avenue du Séminaire, Université Laval, Québec

 
 
 
 
Valerie Peters

Biography

Valerie Peters holds bachelor degrees in music and education from the University of Manitoba, a master’s degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctoral degree in music education from Northwestern University, Chicago. She is currently an Associate professor of music education at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. Her research interests include: 1) Identity construction of undergraduate music education students; 2) Multicultural and intercultural music education (FQRSC Research Grant, 3 years); 3) Music teacher working conditions (OICRM Development Grant); and 4) Artistic Learning and youth arts engagement in a digital age (SSHRC Insight Grant, 5 years). In 2011, she received the Multimedia, Course Notes and Complementary Course Materials Prize for Teaching Excellence from Laval University for her case studies illustrating the teaching of musical creativities.

Research Activities

  • Artistic Learning and Youth Arts Engagement
  • Music Teacher Working Conditions in Quebec
  • Identity Construction of Undergraduate Music Education Students

Education

Date Degree Program University
2007 Ph.D. Music Education Northwestern University, US
1996 M.A. Music Education University of Northern Colorado, US
1989 B.MUS Music University of Manitoba, Canada
1989 B.ED Education University of Manitoba, Canada

Positions

Date Position University
2004-Present Professor Université Laval, Canada
2001-2003 Associate Professor Université Laval, Canada
1998-2003
1989-1995
Music Teacher Rosemount High School, Montréal, Canada

Awards and Fellowships

  • Understanding Artistic Learning and Youth Arts Engagement in a Digital Age (SSHRC Insight Grant 435-2012-0837, $396,999) Principle Investigator, Susan O’Neill (Co-Investigators: Yaroslav Senyshyn, SFU; Sandra Bosacki, Brock University, Valerie Peters, Laval University)
  • L’implantation d’un curriculum pour une éducation musicale interculturelle au Québec : deux études de cas (FQRSC Établissement de nouveaux professeurs-chercheurs, 2009-2013, 39 409 $)
  • Recherche collaborative sur les conditions de travail, les savoirs et les pratiques des enseignants de musique au Québec. (Subvention institutionnelle du CRSH, BDR 1 440 $; Subvention OICRM 6, 500 $ ; Subvention CMEA, 3 000 $)
  • Prize for Teaching Excellence, Université Laval. Multimedia, Course Notes and Complementary Course Materials (case studies illustrating the teaching of musical creativities).
Graduate Research Assistants (2012 – 2013)
  • Zara Pierre-Vaillancourt (PhD)
  • Chantal Grenier (MMEd)