Milestones & Annual Report
Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants Conférence internationale sur les études dalcroziennes (International Conference of Dalcroze Studies – ICDS) : l’improvisation sous toutes ses formes project $25,000 (Principal applicant: Josée Vaillancourt).
Leekor Engineering Piano Lab Research Fund is established.
10th anniversary of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.
Piano Lab welcomes two incredible employees Mikael Swirp (Research Coordinator) and Yixiao Chen (Technician).
Robert Taylor’s Musician Health Fund is established.
Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory dedicates Room 204 to Ann Southam.
Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory organises an event for the memory of Ann Southam, Canadian composer and philanthrope, who sustained the Laboratory with generous donations.
5th anniversary of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory
The University of Ottawa held les Journées francophones de recherche en éducation musicale (JFREM).
Graduate Diploma and Undergraduate Certificate programs become available via audio-video-internet technology, extending the Lab’s reach outside Ottawa to students across the country.
The University of Ottawa commit to raise a $2 million Piano Pedagogy Endowment Fund to enable the lab to build on its world-class research program.
Madame Aline Chrétien and internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker honorary co-chair of the Friends of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.
Routledge accepts to publish Piano Pedagogy: A Research and Information Guide, a compilation of annotated bibliographical entries from diverse sources in the field of piano pedagogy. This will be the first bibliographical reference book of its kind within the discipline.
In its first year of operation, over 350 guests visit the research facility.
Official Opening of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.
The Undergraduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy is approved by the University Senate.
The Graduate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy Research is approved by the University Senate.
Ontario Innovation Trust (OIT) matches the grant from Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for the creation of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announces its grant for the creation of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.