A Time to Share

Expanding our Musical and Cultural Perspectives

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A Time to Share: Expanding our Musical and Cultural Perspectives is an initiative designed to enable music education, particularly band programs, to continue to be relevant, responsible, and respectful to the evolving musical and cultural realities of our communities. A series of online professional development workshops targeting pre-service, and new teachers to the profession, workshop information will be provided on this website, through the CBA e-news, and through provincial chapters. 


If you have questions or would like to know more, please reach out to moderators Mary Ann Fratia or Bill Kristjanson.

Our Next Session:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
7:00 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Diversifying the Syllabus: How to Be More Intentional with Repertoire Selection

with Pratik Gandhi

In this session, Pratik will discuss his doctoral research, investigating issues of equity and representation among wind band composers in Canada, as well as his work revising MusicFest Canada's concert band syllabus. Key questions include: How do we find music by under- represented composers? How do we determine if a representation of a musical tradition is appropriate? How do we balance competing desires in repertoire selection? The session will also include time for participants to engage with these topics in breakout rooms.

Once you complete the registration, you will receive the Zoom Link.

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About The Presenter:

Pratik Gandhi is a conductor, percussionist, clinician, and researcher based in Toronto. He is currently pursuing a PhD in music at York University, where his research investigates issues of equity and representation among wind band composers in Canada. Pratik has recently presented on his community music project, funded by a Helen Carswell research grant, as well as on his work with MusicFest Canada’s repertoire equity committee revising the festival’s concert band syllabus through the lenses of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Our Past Sessions:

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