Natalie Kuzmich

Natalie (Olga) Kuzmich (b Belz). Educator, producer, adjudicator, b Toronto 22 May 1932; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1954, MA musicology (Toronto) 1968.

Kuzmich, Natalie

Natalie (Olga) Kuzmich (b Belz). Educator, producer, adjudicator, b Toronto 22 May 1932; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1954, MA musicology (Toronto) 1968. After teaching in Toronto secondary schools she joined the University of Toronto's faculty of education in 1967 and was its music chair in 1970. While teaching instrumental and vocal music there she has simultaneously explored varied approaches to music learning among the students of the University of Toronto Schools. She has been an adjudicator at the Scarborough and Kiwanis music festivals and has been producer of many original musicals for children written, composed, and performed by the faculty's music students. In 1986 Kuzmich also began teaching at OISE. She has written for EMC and has contributed articles to CME, Recorder, Reporting Classroom Research, and Teacher Education.

Selected Writings

'Role of the text in the songs of Mussorgsky,' MA thesis, University of Toronto 1968

Musical Growth: A Process of Involvement (Toronto 1986)

'Research, problem solving and music education,' British J of Music Education, Nov 1987

'The issue of creativity in music education,' CME, vol 29, Oct 1988