Dr. Jennifer Lang is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Saskatchewan where she conducts the Greystone Singers and teaches Choral Literature, Choral Methods, Choral Pedagogy, and Elementary Music Methods. She is the organizer of the Department of Music’s Music Education in Action Series and the founder and organizer of the uSing uSask Choral Festival. Recent collaborations with the Greystone Singers include: Mozart’s Requiem with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra (SSO) (2019); the Hallelujah Chorus with the SSO (2018); Christmas show with The Tenors (2018), The Armed Man with the SSO and Canadian Chamber Choir (2018); The Golden Harvest with the SSO (2017); the Saskatoon Chamber Singers in a Double Treat Choir Concert (2017); Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the SSO (2016); The Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra, Dee Daniels and Fred Stride in Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert at the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival (2016).
Dr. Lang’s research examines engagement and agency in music education programs, including informal music learning in a variety of educational contexts, music creation in the classroom, and intergenerational singing programs. Jennifer is also active as a conductor, choral adjudicator, clinician and conference presenter with local, provincial, national, and international invitations. Dr. Lang has adjudicated most recently at Cantando Festival 2019 in Alberta; ChorFest 2019 in Saskatchewan; the Moose Jaw Band and Choral Festival 2019 in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan; ChoralFest North 2018 in Alberta; 2017 Cantando Sun Peaks Festival in British Columbia; and ChoirFest 2016 in Saskatchewan. Her recent international conference presentations include: International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (2019, 2013); Research in Music Education (2019, 2017, 2015); Choral Canada’s Podium (2018), Progressive Methods in Music Education (2018); and the International Society for Music Education (2016, 2014, 2012).
While completing her graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario, Jennifer was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and was an instructor at the Don Wright Faculty of Music and Faculty of Education and the Teaching Support Centre. Currently Jennifer serves as the past-president on the board of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, the Board Chair for Musical Futures Canada, and a member of Choral Canada’s Advocacy Committee and Editorial Committee. Prior to completing her doctorate, Jennifer served as a program leader of vocal and instrumental secondary school music with the District of Niagara Arts Academy in the District School Board of Niagara.