Dr. Eldad Tsabary (Co – Chair)
Keynote Topic: “The Arts as a Testing Ground for Democratic Education: The Internal and External Workings of Learning through Making Art”
Electroacoustic Studies, Music Department
Director, Concordia Laptop Orchestra
Dr. Eldad Tsabary is a professor of electroacoustic music at Concordia University (Montreal). He is founder and director of Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk)—a large electronic ensemble which specializes in interdisciplinary collaborative performances in which students function as co-creators/co-researchers. In the past decade, Eldad has also spearheaded research and development of a new sound-focused aural training method for electroacoustic musicians, which is inspired by perception studies and is based on a transformational, democratic educational model—primarily action research methodology. Eldad received his doctorate in music education from Boston University. He is the current president of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC).