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October 17, 2005

Source: Mount Allison University:

Music teacher and Canadian music delegate to present Tucker Lecture, Oct. 23

SACKVILLE, NB ó Much-acclaimed music teacher, Dr. Nancy Vogan, will present the 2005 Tucker Lecture on Sunday, October 23, at 8 p.m. in Brunton Auditorium, in the Marjorie Young Bell Conservatory of Music on the Mount Allison campus. Dr. Voganís topic will be "Teaching Music: Singing Schools and Tunebooks."

Nancy Vogan holds the Pickard-Bell Chair in Music and is the 2005 recipient of Mount Allisonís prestigious Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award. She is a graduate of Mount Allison (Class of 1967) and holds degrees from Mount Allison and the University of Rochesterís Eastman School of Music. In a career that spans 30 years, she has made an indelible mark on Mount Allison and has been actively involved in many aspects of music education on the local, national, and international levels. She recently represented Canada on music education delegations to both South Africa and Russia.

Dr. Voganís main fields of research have been the history of music instruction and the history of music in Canada. Three years ago she spent a year in Princeton, NJ, as a visiting Fulbright Scholar, researching various aspects of the singing school tradition. She is currently preparing a book on the history of singing schools and tunebooks in the Maritimes. Her illustrated talk will draw upon this material, discussing various methods employed by these early music teachers and their relevance for today. It will also include a discussion of the recent popularity of shape-note (Sacred Harp) singing groups in North America. She will be assisted by a group of music students who will perform some of this vocal repertoire.

The Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award celebrates outstanding teaching at Mount Allison University, and is one of the Universityís most prestigious teaching awards. Established by Edmund, Harold, and William Tucker in memory of their parents, the award is intended to encourage excellence in teaching at Mount Allison University by acknowledging those who exemplify this excellence. Admission to the lecture is free and the public is warmly invited to attend.


For more information, please contact the Mount Allison Music Department at 364-2374 or Eileen Herteis, director of the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre at 364-2652 (



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