Making a Mess of Everything: Excursions Through Communities, Musics, Academics, Longing, and Belonging
Kiera Galway & Deanna Yerichuk

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Kiera Galway is an educator and musician currently teaching at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She is also choral director at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist and bassoonist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. Currently completing a Ph.D in Music Education at the University of Toronto, Kiera’s research focuses on cultural and musical geographies in Canada, mapping the intersections of space, identity, and music in three Canadian urban centres (St. John's, Toronto and Iqaluit).
Deanna Yerichuk
completed her Ph.D in Music Education at the University of To-ronto, conducting a historical investigation of the discursive formations of community music in Canada’s social reform era, which received the 2012 SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award for Writings on Canadian Music. As a professional singer, she operates a private voice studio, and led the voice and choral department at Dixon Hall Community Music School for five years. Deanna also periodically acts as a guest conductor Echo Women’s Choir, an 80-voice non-auditioned choir that rehearses and performs in downtown Toronto. She lives in Edmonton with her partner and two sons in their ‘house of loving chaos.’

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