Curriculum vitae

Kiersten van Vliet

Last Updated: 12 October 2017
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Education

2017–2022: Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology (expected)
McGill University, Canada
Dissertation title: “Music and Dance Culture in Montreal’s Gay Village 1980 to 1995”
Advisor: Lloyd Whitesell

2015–2018: Master of Arts in Musicology
McGill University, Canada
Thesis title: “Performing Québécois Nationalism: The Reception and Revival of André Mathieu”
Advisor: Lloyd Whitesell

2014–2015: Artist Diploma (Violin Performance)
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Graduated honours with distinction

2010–2014: Bachelor of Music, hons. Music History
University of Western Ontario, Canada
Graduated honours with distinction

 

Teaching Experience

2017–Present: Teaching Assistant
Supervisor: Jerry Cain
MUHL 186: Western Musical Traditions
McGill University, Canada

2017: Workshop Leader: “Developing a Web Presence for Graduate Students”
With Dr. Eric Smialek
Year-End Grant Writing Workshop, Schulich School of Music, McGill University
Workshop leader
8 April 2017

 

Employment History

2015–Present: Invigilator
Enrolment Services
McGill University, Canada

2017–Present: Research Assistant
Supervisor: Steven Huebner
Editing musical examples for upcoming book publication
McGill University, Canada

2017: Grader (English and French)
Supervisor: Lisa Barg
MUHL 286: Critical Thinking About Music
McGill University, Canada

2015–2017: Senior Editor, Web Editor & Social Media Editor
La Scena Musicale classical music and arts magazine, Montreal QC

2007–2015: Private Violin Teacher
Brockville ON / London ON

2014–2015: Music Director & Conductor
Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods
Theatre Western, University of Western Ontario, London ON

2013–2014: Research Assistant
Supervisor: Emily Abrams Ansari
Topics: Twentieth-century American music and politics; Benjamin Britten
University of Western Ontario, London ON

2013–2014: Promotional Assistant
Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario, London ON

 

Honours and Awards

2017: Schulich School of Music Graduate Scholarship
McGill University, Canada

2017: McGill Graduate Excellence Award
McGill University, Canada

2016: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

2015: McGill Fellowship
McGill University, Canada

2015: W. Evans Award in Music
University of Western Ontario, Canada

2014: University of Western Ontario Gold Medal in Music
University of Western Ontario, Canada

2012: Philip Downs Scholarship in Music History
University of Western Ontario, Canada

2010–2015: Dean’s Honour List
University of Western Ontario, Canada

2010–2014: Fred Landon Continuing Admission Scholarship
University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

Presentations

2017

La mémoire collective and André Mathieu: Melancholy Nationalism and Memorialization in the Reception of the ‘Young Canadian Mozart’”
“Confounding Expectations: Celebrating 150 Years of Music in Canada,” University of Calgary Graduate Music Conference
Calgary, Alberta
11 May 2017

“André Mathieu: The Architecture of Genius and the Privilege of Myth”
Society for American Music Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec
25 March 2017

 

Academic and Professional Service

2017–Present: Association of Graduate Students Employed at McGill (AGSEM)
Chief Delegate Invigilator
McGill University, Canada

2017–Present: Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS)
Symposium Co-Chair
McGill University, Canada

2016–2017: Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS)
Treasurer
McGill University, Canada

2015–2016: Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS)
Academic Committee on Teaching and Programs (ACTP) representative
McGill University, Canada

2012–2014: Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology
Editor-in-Chief
University of Western Ontario, Canada

 

Languages

English: Native proficiency
French: Intermediate spoken; Advanced written and verbal comprehension