E. Smith’s research includes folk music traditions in Quebec,
as well as fieldwork in Mi’kmaq communities in Cape Breton Island, Nova
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
Mercury Series, 2008), and Musical Traditions, Culture and Contexts
(Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming).
Dr. Smith was Director of the School of Music (2003-2006), and is currently Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s.