Isabelle Mills

Isabelle (Margaret) Mills. Educator, writer, conductor, b Fleming, Sask, near Brandon, Man, 3 Sep 1923; ARCT 1948, BA (Manitoba) 1964, MA (Columbia) 1965, ED D (Columbia) 1971. She studied in Brandon and summers (1947, 1949, and 1950) at the RCMT.

Mills, Isabelle

Isabelle (Margaret) Mills. Educator, writer, conductor, b Fleming, Sask, near Brandon, Man, 3 Sep 1923; ARCT 1948, BA (Manitoba) 1964, MA (Columbia) 1965, ED D (Columbia) 1971. She studied in Brandon and summers (1947, 1949, and 1950) at the RCMT. She taught music and music education 1947-67 at Brandon College and in 1967 joined the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon, where, besides teaching, she has done much research on Canadian (including Native) music, especially that suitable for young listeners. She was assistant dean 1979-84 of the university's College of Arts and Science and was named professor emeritus in 1991. A strong advocate of Canadian music, she has given many public lectures and workshops, among them six presentations at the University of Chernivtsi (Ukraine) in 1986. She has directed church choirs, the University of Saskatchewan Quance Chorus, and a choral group (recruited from Saskatoon churches) which recorded Come, Let Us Sing: The United Church Hymn Heritage in Sound (1975; Colly CLS 963). Mills is a contributor to EMC.

Writings

'Canadian music: a listening program for intermediate grades with teaching guide,' ED D thesis, Columbia U 1971

'Canadian music for young listeners,' CME, vol 14, Spring 1973

'Doctoral dissertation fills gap in music education,' MSc, 272, Jul-Aug 1973

'The heart of the folksong' CFMJ, 2, 1974

- and Kreyszig, Walter, eds. Dietrich Buxtehude and Samuel Scheidt: An Anniversary Tribute: Proceedings of the International Buxtehude/Scheidt Festival and Conference at the University of Saskatchewan, November 1987 (Saskatoon 1988)