Lynn Whidden

(Rose) Lynn Whidden. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Carnduff, Sask, 14 Jan 1946; BA (Manitoba) 1967, B MUS (Manitoba) 1969, M MUS (Minnesota) 1977, PH D (Montreal) 1987. She did graduate work in music, anthropology, and folklore.

Whidden, Lynn

(Rose) Lynn Whidden. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Carnduff, Sask, 14 Jan 1946; BA (Manitoba) 1967, B MUS (Manitoba) 1969, M MUS (Minnesota) 1977, PH D (Montreal) 1987. She did graduate work in music, anthropology, and folklore. As a result of extensive research among the Inuit of the Northwest Territories, the James Bay Cree in Quebec, and northern plains Indians, she has published articles on a variety of topics relating to Native music. In 1990 she completed a prairie French/Métis/Native song collection for the SMEA. Whidden began teaching in the Native Studies Dept of Brandon University in 1981. She is a contributor to EMC.

Writings

Songs from Thompson, Manitoba (Thompson, Man 1977)

'Eskimo song in transition,' CFMJ, vol 9, 1981

'Cree music old and new,' Red River Roots, 1981

'Ritual powwow music: its power and poetics,' CFMJ, vol 11, 1983

'The evolution of a powwow drum,' Troubador, 1983

'Cree music and creativity,' Proceedings, Fourteenth Algonquin Conference, ed W. Cowan (Ottawa 1983)

'How can you dance to Beethoven? Native people and country music,' CUMR, 5, 1984

'Hymn anomalies in traditional Cree song,' Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec, vol 15, no 4, 1984

'Cree hymnody as traditional song,' The Hymn, vol 40, July 1989

'The Cree soundworld as described by George Nelson, 1823,' Ethnomusicology in Canada, ed Robert Witmer, CanMus Documents 5 (Toronto 1990)

Native Songs from the Northern Plains (Regina 1991)