Dr. Adam Adler

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Assistant Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - Schulich School of Education
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
BMA, University of Western Ontario
BEd, University of New Brunswick
MME, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PhD, University of Toronto
Areas of Specialization:

​ - Music Education

- Choirs and Choral Music

- Conducting

- Community Music

Research Interests:

​ - Male gender issues in music and general education

- Educational psychology and sociology

- Curriculum and Educational Policy in The Arts

- Sustaining choral communities

- Technology in music education

Current & Future Research:

- Artistic Director, Near North Voices


Hold My Hand and Listen: Nurturing Choral Community as Musicianship.

In Reynish, T. and Rose, A. (in press), Proceedings of the Phenomenon

of Singing VI International Symposium (2007). St. John's: Memorial

University Press.

Male Choral Singing in Canada – A waning culture. In Harrison, S.,

Welch, G. and Adler, A., editors (in press), Perspectives on Male

Singing. NY: Springer Publishing.

Rediscovering Musical Identity through Narrative in Pre-service

Teacher Education (2008). In Barrett, Margaret and Stauffer, Sandra,

editors (in press), Narrative Soundings: An anthology of narrative

inquiry in music education. NY: Springer Publishing.

Let the Boys Sing and Speak: Masculinities and Boys’ Stories of

Singing in School (2005). In Adams, K., Chisolm, L. and Rose, A.

(eds.), Proceedings of the Phenomenon of Singing International

Symposium IV. Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Swinging Back the Gender Pendulum: Addressing Boys' Needs in Music Education Research and Practice, co-authored with Dr. Scott Harrison

(Griffith University, Brisbane Australia), in Bartel, Lee (ed.)

(2004), Questioning the Music Education Paradigm, Volume 2 of the biennial series Research to Practice. Toronto: Canadian Music Educators Association.

A Case study of Boys’ Experiences of Singing in School (2002).

Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto.

Adventures Among the Granola People, in Leue, Mary (ed.) (2000),

Challenging the Giant: The Best of SKOLE, The Journal of Alternative

Education, Volume IV. Ashfield, MA: Down-to-Earth Books.

A survey of teacher practices in working with male singers before and during the voice change.

Canadian Music Educator, 40(4), Summer 1999. From an unpublished masters paper of the same title (1996), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Adventures among the Granola People: A week in Alternative Education.

ΣΚΟΛΗ (“SKOLE”): The Journal of Alternative Education, 12(4), Fall 1995.