Milestones & Annual Report

Milestones & Annual Report

Milestones

2017

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).

2016

Leekor Engineering Piano Lab Research Fund is established.

Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants Music performance: When things go wrong, can somatic teaching result in improved performance and increased comfort while playing project $199,782.

Piano Lab raised $9, 025 within 30 days for the project: “Helping improve musicians’ health” via USEED fundraising program.

2015

10th anniversary of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.

Child Prodigy: Born or Made? Symposium is organized by the Piano Lab and BRAMS in Montreal.

Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants Child prodigy: Born or made? Symposium $22,212.

Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants La lecture musicale Project $466,000.

2014

Piano Lab welcomes two incredible employees Mikael Swirp (Research Coordinator) and Yixiao Chen (Technician).

2013

Robert Taylor’s Musician Health Fund is established.

2012

Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory dedicates Room 204 to Ann Southam.

2011

Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory organises an event for the memory of Ann Southam, Canadian composer and philanthrope, who sustained the Laboratory with generous donations.

Funding from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) granted L’apprentissage de la lecture musicale chez les jeunes pianistes Project $126,750.

2010

5th anniversary of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory

2009

The University of Ottawa held les Journées francophones de recherche en éducation musicale (JFREM).

2008

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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

Official Opening of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.

2004

The Undergraduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy is approved by the University Senate.

2003

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.

2002

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announces its grant for the creation of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory.