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Stephanie Conn

Music Theory & History

Stephanie Conn
Stephanie Conn is an ethnomusicologist specializing in the performance practice of Gaelic traditional music, with an ongoing interest in music of the 20th-21st centuries. Her research has been published in international academic journals and encyclopedias (British Forum for Musicology, The International Journal of Traditional Arts, Grove Dictionary of American Music). She is the Cape Breton contributor for Memorial University of Newfoundland’s forthcoming online exhibit of MacEdward Leach’s archival recordings.
Before returning to academia for the PhD, Stephanie Conn spent 12 years at the CBC working in radio production with such programs as Two New Hours and The Arts Tonight, working behind the scenes as a producer of live and studio shows, and on air in her interviews with such composers such as Gavin Bryars, Mark Mothersbaugh and Michael Torke.
She has sung Anna in The Seven Deadly Sins by Kurt Weill (The Friends of Gravity), and chorus for James Rolf’s Aeneas and Dido (Toronto Masque Theatre). She has performed with Aradia Ensemble, La Chapelle de Quebec and Tafelmusik in major halls across North America. She is also a singer of traditional music, specializing in Gaelic song from Nova Scotia. With the crossover ensemble Puirt a Baroque she earned a Juno Award nomination for the CD “Return of the Wanderer,” performed over 100 concerts across Canada, and sang on live broadcasts for NPR in the US and CTV in Canada.