Kate Davies graduated from the Applied Music program at Mohawk College and received her Bachelor's Degree in Music from McMaster University. Her work on this journal is part of her studies leading her to a Master of Arts in Music Criticism at McMaster University.

Tina Depko
’s passion for writing and music led her to leave her home province of Saskatchewan and complete a Bachelor of Journalism degree with a double major in Music History at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. She completed her Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 9 Piano and Grade 9 Flute during high school. Depko has worked as editor/reporter/photographer at the Grenfell Sun, Broadview Express, Indian Head-Wolseley News, music critic at the Regina Leader-Post in Saskatchewan, editor of the Mayerthorpe Freelancer in Alberta, arts editor and sports reporter for Centretown News in Ontario, and news reporter/photographer for the Daily Gleaner in New Brunswick. She anticipates returning to the newsroom at a Canadian daily newspaper after completing her degree at McMaster University.


Deborah Henry graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Music with a minor in Psychology. She also has her Royal Conservatory of Music (A.R.C.T.) diploma in organ performance. Henry maintains a music studio in Dundas where she teaches piano, organ, theory and history. She is on the Board of Examiners - Theory for the Royal Conservatory of Music and is Music Director at Hopedale Presbyterian Church, Oakville. Henry is
pursuing studies in the field of perception and cognition of music.


Shona Moiny is currently working on her Master of Arts in Music Criticism at McMaster University. Having received her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from York University in Liberal Studies, she is eager to concentrate solely on researching and writing about music. Gender and race issues within popular music are her primary interests.


Professor William Renwick completed Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the University of British Columbia. He continued his education with Master of Philosophy and PhD degrees in Music Theory at the City University of New York, where he specialized in Schenkerian studies under Carl Schachter, Joel Lester, and Charles Burkhart. His research interests encompass studies in tonal counterpoint and analysis, as well as computer applications in music research. His publications include Analyzing Fugue: A Schenkerian Approach (Pendragon, 1995), and The Langloz Manuscript: Improvising Fugue from Thoroughbass (Oxford, 2001), as well as articles in Music Theory Spectrum, Music Analysis, Bach Perspectives, Music Theory Online, Theoria, Computers in Music Research, Canadian University Music Review, Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, and other journals. William Renwick is also an organist, composer, and choral director. He holds the Associate degree of the American Guild of Organists and the Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. He is Music Director at Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Hamilton Ontario. You can view William Renwick’s homepage at


Daniel Sheridan completed his Bachelor of Music in 2003 at McMaster University, focusing on Music History/Theory. Sheridan's major interest is in studying music as a cultural practice, covering such topics as gender, reception, the body and political contexts, within the genres of 19th century and popular music. Sheridan intends to pursue a thesis on conducting and the connection between bodily movement and musical expression, in which he will explore such issues as the mind/body split and attitudes about gender, class and race with regards to the body as well as issues regarding virtuosity. After completing his Master of Arts, Sheridan hopes to continue with PhD studies in Musicology.


Timothy Smith began studying the classical guitar at age nine with Dr. Alvin Tung.  While completing his undergraduate degree in Music Performance at the University of Toronto, he also focused on Music Theory, studying with Professor Mark Sallmen.  Aside from being an active performer, Smith is also a prolific teacher.  His current studio features students who perform and compete regularly throughout the greater Toronto area.  His students have also successfully auditioned for specialized arts programs at elementary and secondary schools.


Jennifer Taylor graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Music degree and a Minor in Sociology. She is currently enrolled in her first year of the Master of Arts in Music Criticism at McMaster University. Her research interests include the consumption of popular music and the construction of identity in popular music.

David Walker began his academic career with an Honours Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, where he also did undergraduate work in Computer Science. He continued with a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Arts in Music Criticism at McMaster University before returning to the University of Toronto to complete his PhD in applications of Instructional Technology in Education. His dissertation work studied the efficacy of graduate student online journals for learning, allowing him to combine his interests in music, computing, and education (and also to take Edward Laufer's doctoral seminars in Schenkerian Analysis.) Dave is now in his 16th year working at McMaster where he is currently the Executive Director of the Learning Technologies Resource Centre.

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