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Measha Brueggergosman to address Arts and Learning Symposium

 
2008-10-15


Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman will be keynote speaker at the opening session of the Canadian Arts and Learning Symposium, which will be hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning at the Faculty of Education, Oct. 29-31. 

Critically acclaimed by the international press as much for her innate musicianship and voluptuous voice as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years, Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day.  As a Canadian good-will Ambassador for Learning Through the Arts, Ms. Brueggergosman also lends her voice, passion and energy to promoting creativity in schools as a way of improving the academic achievement of all students. 

The Queen's meeting, which follows on an earlier symposium held at the University of Ottawa in May 2007, will bring together arts educators, artists, administrators, researchers and students from across Canada to discuss and advocate for arts and learning.  The theme is Network Building within Canadian Educational Arts Communities.  Participants will examine ways to build capacity and visibility in arts education in all disciplines and in both formal and non-formal settings by creating and strengthening bridges among stakeholders. They will also review activities undertaken in Canada since the UNESCO World Conference in Arts Education, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2006, and prepare for the next one, which will take place in 2010 in Seoul, Korea. 

Further information about the symposium can be found at www.eduarts.ca

Contact:

English Co-chair:  Professor Larry OFarrell, Chairholder, UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning, Faculty of Education, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.  Telephone 613-533-3026 (office), 613-546-0137 (home), email ofarrell@queensu.ca.

French Co-Chair: Madeleine Aubrey, Part-time Professor, University of Ottawa, Arts


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