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 music & wellness community music musical identity


About

An Associate Professor 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, music education, applied voice, and music and wellness 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) and currently serves on the boards of the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and the Wirth Institute 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—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, the Camrose Association for Community Living Individual Champion Award, and as an Honoury Member of the Kodály Society of Canada.

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Research

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


Teaching

Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Musicianship, Applied Voice, 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.

Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
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.

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023
AUMUS 191A - Applied Music

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

Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
AUMUS 191B - Applied Music

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

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023
AUMUS 195A - Applied Music

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

Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
AUMUS 195B - Applied Music

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

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023
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 2021 Fall Term 2022
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.

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023
AUMUS 252 - The Child Voice

An in depth examination of the development, training, and phenomenon of the child voice from historical, physiological, pedagogical, and cultural perspectives.

Winter Term 2022
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.

Fall Term 2021 Fall Term 2022
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 2021 Fall Term 2022
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.

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023
AUMUS 351 - Music Education II

A course in the theory and practice of teaching as applied to middle and high school music programs. Special emphasis on general, choral and ensemble, classroom observation and practical experience with the use of age-appropriate techniques, strategies and materials. Prerequisite: AUMUS 250 or consent of the instructor.

Winter Term 2023
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 2023
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 2021 Fall Term 2022
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.

Winter Term 2022 Winter Term 2023

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