Dr Carol Beynon

Dr Carol Beynon is the founding co-artistic director of the Amabile Boys & Men’s Choirs of London, Canada, and is Associate Professor in Music Education at the University of Western Ontario. With the Amabile Boys & Men’s Choirs, she has conducted invited and reviewed performances and recordings for the ICFM World Choral Symposium VI, the American Choral Directors’ Association in Los Angeles, the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors, and the International Society for Music Education with broadcasts on CBC, BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, Bravo TV and Czech National TV. The Men’s Choirs are most recent winners of national choral competitions, sponsored by Choral Canada. Carol’s research focuses on intergenerational learning through singing, the impact of singing on people with Alzheimer’s Disease, and gender issues in music education; she is the first author of the book Learning to Teach published by Pearson Canada (2001) and co-editor of Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education (2012).She has received several awards for outstanding teaching from the University Student Council and in 2007 was named the Woman of Excellence in Arts, Culture and Heritage in London, Ontario and community. In 2010, Carol was inducted into the “Wall of Fame” at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario.