Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

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Our Interim Director: Dr. Gordon E. Smith

Gordon E. Smith
Gordon E. Smith

Dr. Smith, an ethnomusicologist in the Dan School of Drama and Music, has served in a number of administrative roles in the Faculty of Arts and Science, many of which intersect with the creative and performing arts. These include Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science (2013-2021), Interim Dean (2016-2017), Associate Dean (2006-2012), and Director of the School of Music (2003-2006). His current research examines music and intersectional cultural and social practices in Mi’kmaw communities in Cape Breton Island, specifically Eskasoni.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto. He also received the ARCT diploma in piano performance.

Dr. Smith will serve as Chair of the Search Committee for the next Director of the IBCPA. Further information on the search for the next permanent Director of the Isabel will be shared once available.