Nancy Vogan, music historian, singing schools and tunebooks
Mount Allison University
Nancy Vogan has been teaching courses in music education and music history at Mount Allison for over thirty-five years. Her major fields of research have been the history of music instruction and the history of music in Canada. She is coauthor (with J. Paul Green) of Music Education in Canada: A Historical Account as well as articles in the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Dictionary of Canadian Biography, the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music and the History of the Book in Canada. She currently serves on the editorial committee of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and is a contributing editor for the Canadian Music Educator, for which she writes the column "From Our Past". She has received the Jubilate Award of Merit from the Canadian Music Educators' Association for her contribution to music education in Canada and has represented Canada on music education delegations sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Program South Africa in 2003 and Russia in 2005). At Mount Allison she has received the Tucker Teaching Award, a Paré Award for Excellence, and holds the Pickard-Bell Chair in Music. In 2002–2003 she received a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to spend the year in Princeton NJ studying the history of the singing school movement in the United States. She is currently preparing a book on the history of singing schools and tunebooks in the Maritimes.