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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of  Music
February 27, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Anna Ferenc

Associate Professor, Music Theory

Contact Information
Phone: ext.2153

Office Location: A215

Academic Background
BMus, MA (McGill), A.R.C.T. Piano Performance (Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto), Certificate in Musicology (Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory), PhD (University of Michigan)

Dr. Anna Ferenc is Associate Professor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University.  She completed Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in music theory at McGill University, and received a Diploma in Piano Performance (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.   At the University of Michigan, she earned a PhD in music theory while holding a Regents Fellowship.  As a Doctoral Candidate funded by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, she received a Certificate in Musicology from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she conducted dissertational research.  Upon completion of her doctoral studies, she was awarded both an Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship to further her work at the University of British Columbia. Ferenc specializes in Russian musical modernism of the early twentieth century and in the work of composer Nikolai Roslavets in particular. On this subject matter, she has published articles in international journals and essays in publications by Routledge and Oxford University Press. She has presented papers  on the music of Roslavets and Shostakovich at conferences of the Society for Music Theory, the Canadian University, Music Society, the Canadian Association of Slavists, the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Music Theory Midwest, and the College Music Society. She has lectured on these and other areas of research, including chromatic harmony and music theory pedagogy, at various venues in Canada, the United States, and Russia. Ferenc has taught at Dalhousie University, University of British Columbia, University of Michigan, and McGill University.