Ardelle Ries, DMus, MMus, BMus

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
lries@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1126
Address
1-335E AG10 Faith & Life Centre
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Availability
By appointment

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

music education choral inclusion arts multigenerational singing Kodály-based music education


About

An Associate Professor and Director of Music at the University of Alberta (UofA) Augustana Faculty, Ardelle Ries was raised on the Alberta prairies surrounded by art, poetry, music, and nature. With a passion for singing, musical inclusion and multigenerational music education, Ardelle teaches musicianship, theory, conducting, choral literature courses and inclusion arts courses. A staunch advocate for Canadian choral music, Ardelle has commissioned and premiered choral works from established and emerging Canadian composers. She is the editor of the second edition of Reflections of Canada, a compilation of a cappella Canadian folk songs arranged for choirs. A strong musical and pedagogical foundation established at the Zoltán Kodály Pedagogical Institute of the Liszt Academy provided Ardelle with the opportunity to be on faculty as an aural musicianship specialist in Hungary at the Kecskemét Kodály Conservatory and the International Kodály Seminar, and in Canada at Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Calgary, and the UofA Faculty of Education. Ardelle is an advisor to the Alberta Kodály Association (AKA), serves on the board of directors for the Kodály Society of Canada and was the chair of the organizational committee for the 23rd International Kodály Symposium—Singing the Circle. After over three decades of dedicated service to music education in Alberta, Ardelle is grateful to be recognized as the recipient of Choir Alberta’s Richard S. Eaton Award, the Alberta Kodály Association Teacher Recognition Award, the UofA Augustana Faculty Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award, the Alberta Council of Disability Services Program Innovation Award, and the Camrose Association for Community Living Individual Champion Award.

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Research

I am passionately involved in research related to choral music education, Kodály-based pedagogy, multigenerational singing, singing identity, and inclusion arts.


Teaching

Musicianship, Choral Conducting Conducting, Choral Pedagogy, Choral Literature, The Child Voice, Kodály Music Education, Inclusion Arts, Multigenerational Singing

Courses

AUMUS 127A - Group Lesson

Fundamental vocal and performance skills for those with little or no training. A weekly group lesson typically offered over two terms.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 127B - Group Lesson

Fundamental vocal and performance skills for those with little or no training. A weekly group lesson typically offered over two terms.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 146 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Note: the course does not require participation in a performance tour.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 191A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 191B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a half-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 195A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 195B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 236 - Introduction to Choral Techniques, Literature, and Interpretation

Introduction to choral techniques, interpretation, and choral literature. Prerequisite: AUMUS 235 or consent of the instructor.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 246 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Note: the course does not require participation in a performance tour.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 263 - Aural, Sight Singing, and Keyboard Skills III

Development of listening and reading skills integral to the internalization of concepts covered in AUMUS 261. Prerequisites: AUMUS 260 and 262. Corequisite: AUMUS 261.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 346 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Note: the course does not require participation in a performance tour.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 356 - Music and Wellness

A survey course designed to explore the range of benefits that music can offer to the community as related to health and wellness.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 395A - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Fall Term 2020
AUMUS 395B - Applied Music

Private lessons in instrument or voice; a one-hour weekly lesson over two terms. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department. Notes: A student should consult the Fine Arts Department before registering.

Winter Term 2021
AUMUS 446 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Note: the course does not require participation in a performance tour.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021

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