Ardelle Ries, DMus, MMus, BMus

Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

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

Availability
By appointment

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

accessibility arts child voice community music inclusion arts Kodály-based music education multigenerational singing music education music & wellness musical identity


About

A Professor of Music at the University of Alberta (UofA) Augustana Faculty since 2004, Ardelle Ries grew up in rural Central Alberta immersed in art, poetry, and music. With a passion for singing, musical inclusion, and multigenerational music education, Ardelle teaches courses in musicianship, music education, pediatric vocal pedagogy, and music & wellness. 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. Her current research interests are intently focused on the assessment of children's attitudes toward singing during the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic. 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 UA Faculty of Education. Ardelle is an advisor to the Alberta Kodály Association (AKA) and currently serves on the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra board of directors and the Wirth Institute Academic Advisory Board. Ardelle has served on the board of directors for the International Kodály Society and Kodály Society of Canada and was the chair of the organizational committee for the 23rd International Kodály Symposium. With nearly four 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 UA Augustana Faculty Murray Lauber Distinguished Service Award, the Alberta Council of Disability Services Program Innovation Award, the Camrose Association for Community Living Individual Champion Award, and is an Honourary Member of the Kodály Society of Canada.

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Research

I am passionately involved in research related to the child voice, Kodály-based musicianship training, multigenerational singing, singing identity, inclusion and accessibility arts, community music, and music & wellness.


Teaching

Musicianship, The Child Voice, Kodály Music Education, Multigenerational Singing, Music & Wellness

Courses

AUMUS 146 - Choral Ensemble

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


AUMUS 148 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Note: a *1 course over either term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour.


AUMUS 246 - Choral Ensemble

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


AUMUS 248 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Note: a *1 course over either term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour.


AUMUS 262 - Aural, Sight Singing and Keyboard Skills II

Development of listening, reading, and keyboard skills integral to the internalization of concepts covered in AUMUS 260. Prerequisite: AUMUS 162. Corequisite: AUMUS 260.


AUMUS 346 - Choral Ensemble

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


AUMUS 348 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Note: a *1 course over either term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour.


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.


AUMUS 446 - Choral Ensemble

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


AUMUS 448 - Choral Ensemble

Performance of choral music in an inclusion choir context. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Note: a *1 course over either term. The course does not require participation in a performance tour.


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