Mary Kennedy

Mary Kennedy
Professor Emerita

BMus, MEd (UVic), PhD (Wash)

Area of expertise

Music Education, Philomela Women's Choir (conductor)

Brief Biography

Mark Kennedy was an Associate Professor of Music Education, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in music education in addition to conducting the Philomela Women's Choir. Prior to her appointment at the University of Victoria in July 2005, Dr. Kennedy taught for five years at Rutgers University in New Jersey where she was the choral music education specialist and director of the Voorhees Choir. Dr. Kennedy's research interests include choral music, creativity, and music and community. Among her publications are articles in Journal of Research in Music Education, British Journal of Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Music Education Research, Research Studies in Music Education, and Choral Journal. In addition, she has presented papers and sessions at local, regional, national and international conferences and written three book chapters for Canadian Music Educators Association publications. Dr. Kennedy is on the editorial boards of International Journal of Music Education (Practice) and Update: The Applications of Research in Music Education. Within the department of Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Kennedy serves as the Graduate Advisor for Music Education. As well, she advises undergraduate music education students both within the Faculty of Education and the School of Music. She serves on Senate, Senate committees, Faculty committees and Department committees. Since arriving at UVic in September 2005, Dr. Kennedy has been instrumental in the redesign of the both the undergraduate and graduate music education programs. In recognition of her efforts with the choir at Douglass College, Rutgers University, she was awarded a 2007 Douglass Medal for Outstanding Service to the college.