I am not an impostor. I. Am.

I heart me. There’s been a lot of talk in my circles (both students and faculty) recently about impostor syndrome. It’s felt very present and real. The ubiquitousness of curated social media in our lives and the in-your-faceness of what seems to be the...

Primal Sounds

Painting by Jana Philipp I’ve been experimenting with primal sounds a lot these past couple of weeks. There seems to be quite a need for it these days; my students are exhibiting a lot of stress and frustration, we’re missing the intensity of human...

In living colour

The set for Dialogues des Carmelites: design Holly Meyer-Dymny This week we’ve been filming for our student opera at Laurier–a totally digital production of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites. I learned the entire role of the Old Prioress (kind of a...

Remote Teaching 101: Harmonizing with New Technology

After nearly 20 years of teaching music at Laurier, Kimberly Barber knew she would need to re-evaluate the way she had approached everything. “In a way, seasoned faculty are beginners again and we need to go back to a beginner’s mindset,” says Barber. “It’s critical...