Dr. Mary Ingraham Dean of Fine Arts

Dr. Mary I. Ingraham

Dean of Fine Arts


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Dr. Mary Ingraham is a music historian and Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge. Prior to her appointment here, she was the Director of the interdisciplinary Sound Studies Institute at the University of Alberta, Professor of Musicology in the Department of Music, and Manager of UAlberta partnerships with the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta and the Cultures of Sound Network (with Smithsonian Folkways Records, the Canadian Museum of and the History, and Memorial University of Newfoundland).

Mary’s academic work is largely on culture in Canada, and her interests are historical and contemporary, critical and pedagogical, and include collaborations with Indigenous communities in BC and Alberta on creative and archival projects.

Her research appears in publications including Ars Lyrica, Intersections, University of Toronto Quarterly, Nineteenth-century Music Review, Literacy Information and Computer Education Journal, Communications in Computer and Information Science, International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, International Journal for Infonomics, Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education, and with Ashgate, Routledge, Oxford University, University of Alberta, and University of Michigan presses.

She has presented her research at conferences, as guest lectures, and keynotes internationally in Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany, and across the USA and Canada and is the author of multiple online resources for exploring culture in Canada, including the current SSHRC-funded project, “Resounding Culture: Recontextualizing resources for histories of music in Canada.”

She is currently also President of the American Musicological Society Pacific Northwest Chapter and co-founder and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Music in Canada Research Group.