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Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VII, July 2-5, 2009, St. John's, Newfoundland Canada
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If you are interested in singing and the power of song.....the place to be in the summer of 2009 is Newfoundland and Labrador. Indulge your musical, creative and scholarly spirit and join us for an exciting symposium in Canada's most eastern province!

The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VII Committee has selected 85 papers and presentations from around the world! It all happens July 2-5, 2009, at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Speakers and Presenters
Our keynotes speakers are Thomas Mapfumo (Zimbabwe), Howard Goodall (England), Paul Hillier (England/Estonia), Avner Itai (Israel), Laurier Fagnan (Canada), and Wendy Nielsen (Canada). In addition to these invited scholars and artists, over 80 papers and presentations represent ongoing research in countries such as Australia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, and Canada. Research related to the "phenomenon of singing" will encompass focus areas of artistic, cultural, sociological, historical, pedagogical, compositional, physiological, psychological....and beyond!

Power of Song
A sub-focus for Symposium VII is the power of song. Compelled and inspired by current world events, Symposium VII provides a special forum for a deep and rich exploration of the power of song as it might be manifested in local and global ways, and in varied political, socio-cultural, religious, and musical contexts.

A diversity of presentation formats will include papers, lecture-recitals, lecture demonstrations, poster sessions, panel and roundtable discussions, and cameo performances.

More Information
Visit our website ( to learn more about the components of Symposium VII:
- Invited speakers and selected presenters
- Programme
- Delegate registration
- Graduate credit through the Choral Institute
- Festival 500 Opening Night Concert (July 5)
- Come Solo option for the choral festival (July 5-12)
- Festival Sampler option (July 6 & 7 or July 9 & 10)

View the Symposium brochure at .

Newfoundland and Labrador
We hope that you will take some time, either before or following the Symposium, to enjoy some of the sights and sounds of Newfoundland....come earlier and stay longer.

Festival 500 has partnered with travel experts Maxxim Vacations. They can help you arrange all the details of your trip to Newfoundland including flights, accommodations, meals,etc. Maxxim Vacations also has many pre- and post-Symposium tours of Newfoundland and Labrador for you to choose to extend your time in our beautiful province. Contact Maxxim Vacation for more details:, 1-800-567-666 or

You may wish to check out the following websites to get a sense of our city and province. You will definitely want to plan some time for iceberg and whale/bird watching excursions as well as visits to our museums, art galleries, and craft shops.

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Site

Here are sites with stunning videos of this place:
YouTube - Newfoundland and Labrador Channel
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Video Gallery
Newfoundland Tourism Video 2
Newfoundland Tourism Video 3
Newfoundland Tourism Advertisement - People & Places

Links to attractions in St. John’s and environs:
City of St. John’s Tourism Site
The Rooms
Johnson GEO Centre
Signal Hill National Historic Site
Cape Spear National Historic Site
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Faculty of Education (
School of Music (

Please feel free to circulate this Call for Delegates to your colleagues and graduate students. We hope to see you in St. John’s in July 2009.

Dr. Andrea Rose Professor Ki Adams
Symposium Co-Chair Symposium Co-Chair
709.737.7602 709.737.3415

Festival 500 Sharing the Voices
PO Box 2333, Station C
68 Queen's Road
St. John's, NL
A1C 6E6
Phone: 709.738.6013
Fax: 709.738.6014


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