Shand (b Martin), Patricia (Margaret). Educator, violinist, b Winnipeg 29 Nov 1942; ARCT piano 1962, AMM piano 1962, BA (Manitoba) 1962, ARCT violin 1964, M MUS music education (Toronto) 1968, D ED (Illinois) 1984. In Winnipeg she studied piano 1948-63 with Jean Broadfoot and violin 1956-65 with John Waterhouse. She also studied piano with Boris Roubakine (Banff SFA 1960-1) and violin with Lorand Fenyves (University of Toronto 1965-7) and Paul Rolland (U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1977-8). She played violin with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra 1963-5, the Hamilton Philharmonic 1967-9, the Chamber Players of Toronto 1968-79, and the Trinity Chamber Ensemble (Toronto) 1986-9. She has been a string adjudicator for music festivals in Ontario and a string instructor at various summer music camps.
Shand began to teach music education at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto in 1968; she served as acting director in 1987 of the university's Institute for Canadian Music, and is a research associate of its Canadian Music Education Research Centre. She did editorial work 1973-5 for the World Soundscape Project, and was contributing editor 1973-9 for The Canadian Music Educator. She has written for EMC. In 1973 she became the director of the John Adaskin Project (Canadian Music for Schools) and continued in that position in 1991. She has given many lectures and workshops on Canadian music both in Canada and abroad for CAML, CMEA, CUMS, and ISME, among others. Shand's many publications and professional activities have been a major factor in the increasing acceptance by both teachers and students of Canadian music.
'Freedman in the classroom,' The Recorder, vol 17, Sep 1974
'The music of the environment,' CME, vol 15, Winter 1974; rev as 'The World Soundscape,' MSc, 280, Nov-Dec 1974
'In search of our own music,' CME, vol 17, Winter 1976
'The composer in the classroom,' Mcan, 39, Jun 1979
'Music education in Canada,' CME, vol 23-24, Spring 1982, Winter 1982
'A guide to unpublished Canadian string orchestra music suitable for student performers,' D ED thesis, U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1984
'The John Adaskin Project,' CME, vol 27, Mar 1986
- and Rice, Timothy, eds. Multicultural Music Education: The 'Music Means Harmony' Workshop, CanMus Handbooks 4 (Toronto 1989)
'Strategies for teaching contemporary music using Canadian music for student instrumental ensembles,' CME, vol 32, Aug 1991
Also guidelists on Canadian music (1978, French edn 1982), Canadian string orchestra music (1986), and Canadian band music (1987), and a teachers' guide to Louis Riel (1985), all published by the Canadian Music Centre