Music Education for Newfoudland and Labrador and beyond MUN Music Education

Andrea Rose (ED 4830 Seminar in Music Education)
As a musician, educator, researcher, activist, and leader Dr. Andrea Rose is dedicated to the ongoing growth and development of music education at local, national, and international levels. Andrea holds undergraduate degrees in music and music education from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) and a Master’s degree in Music and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA).

Andrea was a music educator for ten years at Holy Heart High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and since 1990 has been a professor of music education at Memorial University. Recently retired from Memorial University (December 2018), Andrea received the designation of Honorary Research Professor to acknowledge her continuing scholarly and professional work in music education. Andrea has been the recipient of several awards including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) and MUN President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She has also received the designation of 3M National Teaching Fellow by the Canadian Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2004) and was honoured and humbled to receive the 2019 Canadian Music Educator’s Distinguished Professional Award (Honorary Life Member).

Andrea is a past Co-Artistic Director of FESTIVAL 500 Sharing the Voices International Choral Festival (2001-2013) and the Founding Director of The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposia (1997-2013).  As the Co-Founder (2014) and Co-Director of The Singing Network, Andrea maintains an active role in the creation and delivery of innovative projects and events that bring people together to sing, research, dialogue, share, and celebrate all that is connected to the human experience of singing. The Singing Network generates and hosts musical, educational, and scholarly events such as the biennial International Symposia on Singing and Song and PODIUM on the EDGE: Singing from Sea to Sea to Sea, Choral Canada’s national conference and choral festival (2018). The Singing Network recently partnered with the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) to organize and host the 2019 World Choral EXPO EXchange! in Lisbon, Portugal.

Andrea performed as a violinist with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra (NSO) for over 30 years, and she currently serves on the NSO’s Board of Directors and is an advisor to the organization’s education and outreach programming. She has served in leadership roles with a variety of organizations including the International Society for Music Education, Canadian Music Educators’ Association, Debut Atlantic, Action Canada, and Teach for Canada. She currently serves as Director of Higher Learning with The Canadian Music Educators’ Association.