Gordon E. Smith’s research includes folk music traditions in Quebec, as well as fieldwork in Mi’kmaq communities in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. His work also includes historic and current issues of representation in Canadian ethnomusicology. He was National Advisory Editor and contributor to the 7th edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001), and a contributor to The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: The United States and Canada (2001). He has published articles in various journals, including The Canadian University Music Review, World of Music, American Music, Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de la recherche en musique, and The Canadian Folk Music Journal (now The Canadian Journal for Traditional Music) of which he is currently the Editor. He is co-editor of the book, Istvan Anhalt: Pathways and Memory (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2001), and is co-editor of Folk Music, Traditional Music, Ethnomusicology: Canadian Perspectives, Past and Present (Cambridge Scholars’ Publishing, 2007), Around and About Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Mercury Series, 2008), and Musical Traditions, Culture and Contexts (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010).
Dr. Smith was Director of the School of Music (2003-2006), and is currently Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s.