Join the Faculty of Music’s Dean Ellie Hisama for a conversation on pathways for equitable futures in music featuring GRAMMY Award-winning drummer, composer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington and Dr. Beth Coleman, electronic music composer and Associate Professor of Data & Cities at U of T’s Faculty of Information.
3 to 3:50 pm in Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
The Faculty of Music is thrilled to welcome drummer, composer, producer, and educator Terri Lyne Carrington as this year’s John and Claudine Bailey Distinguished Visitor in Jazz. A four-time GRAMMY Award winner, including a Best Jazz Instrumental Album award for 2013’s Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, Carrington began her professional career at the age of 10 and received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music at age 11. She has performed on over 100 recordings and toured and recorded with luminaries such as Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding. Her current band, Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science, released their debut album, Waiting Game, in 2019, addressing social issues including mass incarceration, police brutality, homophobia, the rights of indigenous peoples, political imprisonment, and gender equity. Carrington is the founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice in Boston, and the artistic director for the Carr Center in Detroit.
Beth Coleman is an electronic music composer and Associate Professor of Data & Cities at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, where she directs the City as Platform lab. Working in the disciplines of Science and Technology Studies and Critical Race Theory, her research focuses on smart technology & machine learning, urban data, and civic engagement. Dr. Coleman is the author of Hello Avatar and multiple articles addressing issues of smart cities, urban data, augmentation & experience design, and critical race, among others. She has presented at leading international conferences and municipal contexts such as CHI; Sharing Cities, Barcelona; Gender and Cities, Geneva; Mars/Waterfront Toronto. Her research affiliations include the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University; Microsoft Research; Data & Society Institute, New York; and expert consultant for the European Commission Digital Futures. She is one of the foundational directors of Thriving Cities, Mistletoe Singapore. Her previous academic positions include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Waterloo. She has a history of international exhibition including venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Musée d’Art moderne Paris.
Ellie M. Hisama is Dean of the Faculty of Music. Dr. Hisama joined the University of Toronto in 2021, having previously taught at Columbia University in its Department of Music and Institute for Research in Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Her research and teaching have addressed issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, the social and political dimensions of music, and public engagement. She is the author of articles on the music of Geri Allen, Julius Eastman, Joan Armatrading, and Benjamin Britten, and published the books Gendering Musical Modernism: The Music of Ruth Crawford, Marion Bauer, and Miriam Gideon, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Worlds: Innovation and Tradition in Twentieth-century American Music, and Critical Minded: New Approaches to Hip Hop Studies. In her first year as Dean, she helped to secure a $7-million gift to the Faculty of Music in support of a new named recital hall, the Jay Telfer Forum. This gift was the largest ever received by the Faculty of Music, and one of the most significant in support of music in Canada. She is Founding Director of For the Daughters of Harlem: Working in Sound, an initiative that brought students from public schools to Columbia University to create, record, and reflect upon their work in sound. She continues this work at the University of Toronto’s renowned Electronic Music Studio with Future Sound 6ix, a community engagement project with funding from the Nick Nurse Foundation. Dean Hisama delivered the 2022 American Musicological Society Women and Gender Endowed Lecture in New Orleans.
Event Schedule: Terri Lyne Carrington, March 6 to 8, 2023
Jazz and Justice: Transformative, Equitable Futures in Music (panel with Dean Ellie Hisama and Dr. Beth Coleman)
Mon Mar 6 2023 at 3 pm | FREE | Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Mon Mar 6 2023 at 4 pm | FREE | Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Tue Mar 7 2023 at 5:30 pm | FREE | Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Terri Lyne Carrington in Concert with U of T Jazz Orchestra
Wed Mar 8 2023 at 7:30 pm | BUY TICKETS | Walter Hall, 80 Queen's Park, Toronto
Photo credit: Michael Goldman