John Wiebe, DMus, MMus, BMus, ARCT

Director of Choral Activities, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

Director of Choral Activities, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
jhwiebe@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 994-6539

Overview

About

Dr. JOHN WIEBE is an award-winning choral conductor, pianist, orchestral conductor, singer, educator, adjudicator and clinician from Edmonton Alberta. Known for the energy, craftsmanship and passion he brings to his music making, John has multiple recordings, awards and broadcasts to his credit.

After completing a B.Mus.-Honours in Piano Performance at Wilfrid Laurier University John moved to Edmonton to complete his M.Mus and D.Mus in Choral Conducting. His conducting teachers include Leonard Ratzlaff, Debra Cairns, Malcolm Forsyth, Noel Edison, Howard Dyck, Frieder Bernius, and Salvador Mas Conde . His numerous awards include the H.Leslie Staebler Award for Piano Performance; Beryl Barnes Memorial Award; Gordin Kaplan Graduate Award; William Rea Scholarship and the Province of Alberta Graduate Fellowship. John’s conducting mentorship has a significant international component – in 2000 John studied with Frieder Bernius (Stuttgart, Germany) at the Manitoba Summer Choral Academy (one of only six active conductors chosen from across North America) and in 2002 was awarded the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship for Study in Austria, which allowed him to study orchestral conducting at the Wiener Meisterkurse (Vienna, Austria) with Maestro Salvador Mas Conde.

John Wiebe completed his doctoral studies at the University of Alberta in 2006, where his dissertation focused on the choral music of Carl Czerny, a 19th century Biedermeier composer. This dissertation research has resulted in numerous awards (Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize for Doctoral Research (2005); University of Alberta Dissertation Fellowship (2005); Austrian Canadian Council Dissertation Prize (2008)), publication by the University of Rochester Press (2008), and presentations (Alberta Music Conference 2007, University of Regina 2011).

John is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Alberta – Augustana, the conductor of the Edmonton Youth Choir, and the Artistic Director of the Edmonton Youth & Children’s Choirs. Choirs under his dynamic leadership have recorded six CD’s, been heard many times on CBC Radio, performed coast-to-coast across Canada and around the world (Europe, Russia, South America, China and Africa), and have received awards for their performances locally, nationally and at the Langollen Music Festival and the World Choir Games. John has presented numerous conference sessions and his choirs have performed numerous times at PODIUM, the national conference for Choral Canada, and at Music Conference Alberta.

Dr. Wiebe is active in the choral community as a clinician and adjudicator for events as diverse as; the Western Canadian Music Awards, the National Youth Choir Apprentice Conductor Program, Kiwanis Music Festivals, Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, and has served as chair of the Edmonton Arts Council Grant Jury. John has served on numerous boards and is currently the President of Choral Canada, the national arts service organization for the Canadian choral community. When not busy making music, John enjoys spending time hiking with his family, renovating his house, and running.



Courses

AUMUS 141A - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 141B - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 142 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Notes: a *1 course over the fall term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 143 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the winter term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 241A - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A * 3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 241B - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 242 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Notes: a *1 course over the fall term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 243 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the winter term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 341A - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 341B - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 342 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Notes: a *1 course over the fall term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 343 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the winter term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 441A - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 441B - The Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: Not open to a part-time student who has less than one year of the degree program completed. A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 442 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the fall term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 443 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the winter term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 541A - Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 541B - Augustana Choir

Performance of choral music for mixed choir, including required participation in a performance tour which may follow the winter term. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor, based on audition. Notes: A *3 course over the full year. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 542 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Notes: a *1 course over the fall term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 543 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. Notes: A *1 course over the winter term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021

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