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Nicole Carignan: Biography

Nicole Carignan
1952 -
Region: Québec

Nicole Carignan

Nicole Carignan is now Professor in Intercultural Education at the Department of Education at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM). Previously, she was Professor at the Cleveland State University, Ohio. She also taught composition in Indonesia at the Akademi Musik Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Java. She has also held the position of music teacher at the Commission scolaire des Mille-Îles, now Commission scolaire de Laval, just north of Montréal.

She obtained a B.Mus.Ed., Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM); B.Mus. in composition, Université de Montréal; M.Mus. in composition, Université de Montréal with André Prévost, composer; Ph.D. in comparative and intercultural education, Université de Montréal with Émile Ollivier, sociologist and writer.

She participated in many professional development projects, seminars, and workshops in composition in South Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, and the United-States.

She has published about twelve articles, given more than twenty lectures on the national and international scenes, as well as premiered over fifty musical works all over the world.

As a developer and composer, she worked on a CD-ROM Series which explores the diversity of Western and Non-Western musical cultures targeted towards young people of 3 to 19 years of age. Music Box of Productions Pandore Inc. was nominated for the Award of Excellence in 1997 attributed by The Alliance for children and television. Music Box is now available in France and in Japan.

She is a researcher at the Laboratoire de recherche et d’intervention sur le changement social, l’analyse des politiques et des professionnalités en éducation (LABRIPROF CRIFPE-interinstutionnel), at the Faculty of Education, Université de Montréal.

She is also a researcher at PLURI (Pluriethnicité en éducation) at the Department of Education, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM).

She continues to pursue research at the Cleveland State University.

Her research aims are:

-Construction of musical cultures in a perspective of music education, as well as intercultural education;

-Pre-service and in-service teachers in a perspective of music education, as well as intercultural education;

-Disadvantaged primary and secondary schools in Montreal;

-Pre-service teachers’ self-representations in Cleveland and Montreal.

She is member of the Board of Directors, International Association for Intercultural Research (ARIC).


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