To the Bronson Prize Committee,
Attached is a talk I gave for Memorial University's Music at Memorial series last April. It was part of a larger evening that also included an hourlong recital of traditional music, but in order to stay within length limits I'm submitting only the lecture portion for your consideration. The context for the event was the conclusion of an applied study with Professor Vernon Regehr. He, a primarily classical cellist, and I, a now mostly nonclassical cellist, collaborated to see what we could learn by comparing mechanical and pedagogical techniques from the different styles we played. In the talk, I highlight some examples of these techniques, and then draw a few larger theoretical conclusions from them. One intriguing challenge was speaking to a very diverse audience; the event brought together students and faculty from School of Music, the Folklore Department, the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media, and Place, as well as members of the community.
Since the talk was very much intended as a talk and included a lot of live musical examples, I thought video would be the best way to share it. However, I've also included a transcript for your convenience as well as a handful of images that displayed above me but weren't captured by the camera. Please do let me know if there are any other formats or further information you'd like me to add. I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from this project; thank you for the opportunity to share it with you!