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Diamond shines again

May 28, 2012

Dr. Beverley Diamond of Memorial’s School of Music and Department of Folklore is the recipient of the inaugural SSOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music.

The SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence recognizes, on an annual basis, a mature scholar who has established a nationwide profile in the field of research into Canadian music and its composers. The winner’s dissemination of research results demonstrably increases aural and cultural understanding of  Canadian music among other musical scholars and among musical performers. It also leads to increased understanding of Canadian music among the general public for music, or among members of a younger generation of future audience members and musicians.

In SOCAN’s press release, Dr. Diamond was identified as “having brought Canadian music, and especially the music of First Nations communities, musicians and composers, to the attention of the nation and the world.”