Faculty Projects


Elliot Leffler

"Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany"

T.L. Cowan 

“The Only Way to the Show is Through the Home”: Trans- Feminist and Queer Domestic Stages in Pandemic Times


Music and Culture Program's 2020-21 Performance Lecture Series

Mark Campbell

Music and Culture Program's 2020-21 Performance Lecture Series

Manaal Hussain

Financial Literacy Planning for Post-Secondary Students

Marla Hlady & Kotoka Suzuki 

Coding Sound: Making Art

Having a Field Day Banner

Will Kwan

Fall 2020 exhibition at Centre A, Vancouver's International Centre for Contemoirary Asian Art

Roger Mantie

Race, Gender, and Beatmaking Culture

Improvisation, Music Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Laura Risk

Improvisation, Music Communities, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Special Issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation 

Click the link above to start reading this special issue.


Songs We Carry, Poems We Hold

Yael Brotman

Migrant Book and Audio Project

Songs We Carry, Poems We Hold

Marla Hlady

Coding for Creatives workshop series

Laura Risk & Lynn Tucker

Native Drum-Making workshop series

Sherry Yu

Journalists of Colour as Communities of Practice: Reflections and Strategies for Newsroom Diversity

T.L. Cowan

Cabaret Methods Inside Out: Practice, Pedagogy, Publishing, Protest Description

Conference participation funding. A major research-creation undertaking in the summer of 2019 at the 11th Encuentro (meeting) of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics in the Americas (NYU) on the gathering theme of The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance to be held in Mexico City from June 9–15, 2019. The “Hemi Encuentro” is the *major* gathering of performance artists, activists, scholars and research-creation practitioners in the Americas.

Sherri Helwig

Community-Engaged Planning for Curriculum- and Arts-Based Research Initiatives

Guest speaker funding: exploration of field-based or hybrid courses, experiential education placements, and student research opportunities as an elemental piece of a larger project entitled Story of Our Stories. In collaboration with Robin Sutherland, the Founding Artistic Director of Thinking Rock Community Arts.


Elliot Leffler

Research on Cape Town's Baxter Theatre's "South African Waiting for Godot"

Research assistant funding: “During the 1970s and 1980s, many South African theatrical productions toured internationally, showcasing the abuses of apartheid. It is generally assumed that these productions bolstered the international anti-apartheid movement, though it is always difficult to assess the impact of theatre on international geopolitics. I am conducting research that hopes to elucidate under what circumstances these touring productions may have fueled the movement, and under what circumstances they may have actually run at cross-purposes. To do so, I'm conducting a detailed history of a little-known and highly unusual production of Cape Town's Baxter Theatre. The production – a South African Waiting for Godot – was understood in some places as a critique of apartheid, and in other places, it was deemed "part and parcel of the South African propaganda machine" (Shulman, Etlin).

Ann MacDonald

Jalani Morgan, Doris McCarthy Gallery Artist-in-Residence (Summer 2019)

Non-EDA artist-in-residence funding: Support for an artist’s residency and exhibition by Scarborough-raised, Toronto-based photographer Jalani Morgan. Morgan will be using the DMG as a summer work & studio space toward the development of his fall 2019 exhibition, The Black Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame at the DMG. This is the second time DMG has offered a summer residency in the gallery.

Jalani Morgan is an established Toronto based photographer, visual historian and photo editor who is known for his editorial, documentary, and gallery work both nationally and internationally. Over the past 15 years, Jalani has built an impressive portfolio creating pieces for the National Film Board of Canada, The Fader, Nike, Sportsnet Magazine, TVO, National Screen Institute, Converse, Manifesto, ArtReach,TEDxToronto, Daniel Spectrum and Nia Centre for the Arts, and has contributed to exhibits for Photoville New York, The Wedge Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Windsor and CONTACT Photography Festival. Born in Etobicoke and raised in Scarborough, Jalani has been dedicated to giving back to his community through mentorship and community empowerment programs.

Sasha Rapaport

Barbara Croall at UTSC Winter 2020

Funding for workshop, concert, and master-class: Barbara Croall is Founder and Director of Women of the Four Directions (WFD) an organization devoted to promoting indigenous women's artistic and cultural activities.She is also a leading composer of her generation in North America. Barbara is of Odawa First Nation Heritage. She has also done extensive research on indigenous North American music. She is also a distinguished practitioner of European based music, an excellent pianist and teacher.


Will Kwan

Chinese-language research for Demos

Roger Mantie and Lynn Tucker

A Chance to Say ‘Yes!’: A Community Music Workshop

A Chance to Say ‘Yes!’: A Community Music Workshop Workshop funding: Lee Higgins, Past-President of the International Society for Music Education and Director of the International Centre for Community Music, has been a lifelong leading voice for inclusive practices in music making. Serendipitously, professor Higgins will be in Ontario in early March as a scholar-in-residence at Western University. Given his relationship with Roger Mantie, Lee is willing to extend his stay in Canada for a couple of extra days. This is an incredible opportunity to bring a world authority to UTSC at a very affordable price.