Music Studio

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team


Robert de Frece

Robert de Frece

Professor of Music and Music Education, University of Alberta; Director, University of Alberta Mixed Chorus; Director, University of Alberta Faculty of Education Handbell Ringers
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Education
D.M.A., M.Mus., University of Oregon; Dip.Ed., University of Calgary; B.Ed. B.Sc., University of Alberta

Honors and awards:
Named to the Edmonton Cultural Hall of Fame; Richard S. Eaton Award for Exemplary Service to Choral Music in the Province of Alberta; A.C. Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Alberta

Prior publications:
Author, Share the Music K-8 (Macmillan/McGraw-Hill); Canada: Its Music; Hooray for Singing! Part Singing Experiences for Upper Elementary and Middle School

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Selected song materials and wrote lessons for Student Books and Teachers Editions.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for new program.

Areas of interest/expertise:
Orff process, K-8 music education, choral development, English handbell ringing