Research

My research activities span my journey as a music theorist, educator, and performing musician. As a sonic artist and analyst, I explore new musics and revisit older repertoire through numerous analytic lenses. Through these varied perspectives and approaches, I strive to broaden my understanding and appreciation of Western Music traditions and their intersection with North American and Southeast Asian musical communities and traditions.

A representative sample of publications and presentation are available through: https://works.bepress.com/peter-fielding/

Conference Presentations

“Intersecting Identities: Teaching and Musicing through Reconciliation” Co-presented with Katie Tremblay-Beaton, Canadian Society for the Study of Education 2019 Conference, Vancouver, (June 2019)

“Intersecting Identities: Teaching and Musicing through Reconciliation” Co-presented with Katie Tremblay-Beaton, Sixty-First National Conference of The College Music Society, Vancouver, British Columbia (11-13 October 2018)

“Brass Mass: Trombone and Low Brass Pedagogy” Central Alberta Teachers Convention Association Conference (Feb 2018)

“Western Music Theory Literacy” Central Alberta Teachers Convention Association Conference (Feb 2018)

“Canadian Association of Fine Art Deans Round table session, post-secondary transfer credit experiences at Red Deer College” The 54th Annual Conference of the International Council of Fine Art Deans, Halifax, Nova Scotia (18-21 October, 2017)

“The Gaelic Vocal Repertoire of Nova Scotia” 2017 International Council for Traditional Music 44th World Conference, Limmerick, Ireland (12-20 July, 2017)

“Reflections Concerning College Music Society's “Manifesto”: Opportunities and Implications for Undergraduate Music Education” Co-presented with Katie Tremblay-Beaton, Canadian Society for the Study of Education 2017 Conference, Toronto, Ontario (30 May, 2017)

“Advocating Traditional Musics through Musicianship Education” 42nd World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, Shanghai, China (11-17 July, 2013)

“Nova Scotia’s Chansons d’Acadie” Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter, University of Arizona (5-6 April 2013) 

“The Traditional Vocal Repertoire of Nova Scotia: Distilling Scalar Trends and Reconciling Alternate Encodings” New Zealand Musicological Society, University of Auckland (30 Nov. - 2 December 2012)

Conference Performances

Tenor Trombone: Mahidol University Trombone Choir, Tubamania International Festival 2014 (25-28 March, 2014)

Tenor and Bass Trombone: Mahidol University Trombone Choir and Brass Ensemble Thailand Brass and Percussion Conference 2011 (15-18 June 2011)

Tuba: Wind Ensemble musician, Acadia University Conducting Symposium with Mark Davis Scatterday, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (15-16 August 2009)

Bass Trombone: University of Massachusetts Amherst Wind Ensemble, College Band Directors National Association Eastern Division Conference, President’s Own United States Marine Band, Washington, D.C. (29 February 2008)

Tenor Trombone: University of Missouri-Columbia Trombone Choir Missouri Music Educators Association, Ozarks, MO (March 2000)

Alto and Tenor Trombone: University of Missouri-Columbia Trombone Choir, Eastern Trombone Workshop, The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, Fort Myer, VA (Mar 1999)

Publications

An Assessment of Anselme Chiasson and Daniel Boudreau’s Chansons d’Acadie, Séries 1 à 11. Salaya, Nakhom Pathom: Mahidol University College of Music (2014)

‘A Western Perspective of the Musical and Humanitarian Legacy of his Excellency General Prem Tinsulanonda’ [trans. Dr. Jittapim Yamprai]. In “Botprapan pleng Rattaburut Silapin Pol-ek Prem Tinsoolanon” [Compositions of General Prem Tinsulanonda: An Artist Statesman] (2014)

‘Marching Bands’ and In W. Thompson (Ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications. (2014)

Fielding, Peter, and Helmcke, Bill. 'Post-tonal music’ In W. Thompson (Ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, SAGE Publications. (2014)

‘A Concordance of Helen Creighton’s Songs and Ballads of Nova Scotia for use with Gary S. Karpinski  and Richard Kram’s Anthology for Sight Singing.’ Canadian Folk Music, 46, no. 4 (2013): 15-20.

‘Dissertations and Theses.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41, no. 2 (2013): 35-38.

‘New Encodings for Historic Creighton Recordings.’ Canadian Folk Music, 47, no. 3 (2013): 10-12.

‘Nova Scotia’s Chanson’s d’Acadie’ Bulletin of the International Kodaly Society, 38, no. 2 (2013): 18-28. 

‘US Military Bands and Songs.’ In J. Edmonson (Ed.), Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture. ABC-CLIO Press. (2013): 712-715.

‘Voyages of Discovery.’ Mahidol University Music Journal. 18, no. 5 (2013): 48.

‘A Preliminary Survey of Trombone Theses and Dissertations (2000-2011).’ International Trombone Association Journal. 39, no. 4 (2012): 27-32. (2012): 40-43.

‘Brahms’ Varied Strophic Lieder’ Mahidol University Music Journal. 18, no. 4 (2012): 14-19.

‘Practical Performance Considerations for Eric Ewazen’s Sonata for Trombone and Piano.’ Mahidol University Music Journal, 18, no. 1 (2012): 40-43.

Fielding, Peter, and Tayrattanachai, Ni-on (Trans.). ‘Review of Ricci Adams’ Musictheory.net.’ Mahidol University Music Journal, 17, no. 3, (2012): 52-54.  

‘The State of the Field.’ Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Student News, 4, no. 1 (2012): 6.

‘The Eighth Annual Thailand International Composition Festival 2012 in Review.’ Mahidol University  Music Journal. 17, no. 4 (2012): 48-51.

‘Advocating our Heritage through Musicianship Education,” Canadian Music Educator, 52, no. 3 (2011): 24-25. 

‘An Analytic Survey of Helen Creighton’s Songs and Ballads from Nova Scotia,’ Alla Breve (Kodaly Society of Canada), 34, no. 2 (2010): 7-21.

‘The Ballads of George J. Byers.’ Canadian Folk Music, 43 (2009): 7-13.

[General News contribution] ‘Sporny to Retire.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 36, no. 3, (2008): 10.

Reviews

‘The Pipes are Calling’ ATMA Classique CD ACD 22767, Online Trombone Journal (2019).

‘Erik Satie. Trois Sarabandes, arranged for 5 trombones by Ralph Sauer.’ International Trombone Association       Journal 45, no. 2 (2017).

‘Morten Lauridsen. O Magnum Mysterium, arranged for 8 trombones by Andrew Poirer.’ International Trombone Association Journal 45, no. 2 (2017).

‘Ted Vines. Undisonus Praeconare for piano and brass ensemble.’ International Trombone Association Journal 45, no. 2 (2017).

‘Durrant, Matthew. Sonata for Trombone and Piano.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41, no. 3 (2013): 38.

‘Franz Gruber. Silent Night, arranged for 8 trombones by Les Benedict.’ International Trombone Association Journal 41, no. 3 (2013): 42.

‘Lalo, Edouard. Two Pieces, arranged for trombone (and tuba, bass trombone) and piano by Ralph Sauer.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41, no. 2 (2013): 45.

‘Rheinberger, Josef. Abendlied, op. 69, no. 3, arranged for trombone choir by Bradley Palmer.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41, no. 1 (2013): 57.

‘Sir Edward Elgar’s Three Pieces, arranged for trombone and piano by Ralph Sauer.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41., no. 1 (2013): 55.

‘Ted Vives. Verbum Continuum.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 41, no. 3 (2013): 40-41.

‘Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Bacchanale from the opera “Samson and Delilah,” arranged for brass choir and percussion by Angus Armstrong.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 40, no. 3, (2012): 49.

‘The Once’ and ‘Row Upon Row Upon People They Know’ Canadian Folk Music, 48, no. 1(2014): 21-22.

‘Bachianas Capensis by Malcolm Forsyth.’ International Trombone Association Journal 39, no. 1 (2011): 54-55.

‘Chasing the Unknown by Eric North.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 4 (2011): 46.

‘Dark Alliances by Armand Russell.’ International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 4 (2011): 50.

‘Janus by Arnt Håkon Anesen,’ International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 3 (2011): 36-37.

‘Ludwig van Beethoven, Trio, op. 87,’ transcribed for trombone trio by Ralph Sauer, International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 1 (2011): 50-51.

‘Sonata for Contrabass Trombone by John Kenny,’ International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 1 (2011): 49-50.

‘Sonic Mobile by Malcolm Forsyth,’ International Trombone Association Journal, 39, no. 2 (2011): 48.

‘Bruckner, Kyrie, arranged for 8 trombones by Russell McKinney,’ and ‘Bruckner, Sanctus, arranged for 12 trombones by Russell McKinney,’ International Trombone Association Journal, 38, no. 4 (2010): 58.

‘Herb Schoales, Advanced Duets (2 vol.),’ International Trombone Association Journal, 38, no.1 (2010): 47.

‘Three Brisk Creatures for Brass Trio by Eric North,’ International Trombone Association Journal 38, no. 4 (2010): 54-55.

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