The York University and Nai Choir Research Project

The Nai Choir and researchers from the Children, Childhood & Youth Program at York University are collaborating together on the Connecting Culture and Childhood Project. This research project, led by Dr. Andrea Emberly, is working with children around the world to understand how music helps young people adapt to their communities, increase their wellbeing, and learn about culture through music. Over the next three years you will meet Dr. Tiffany Pollock, who is leading the research with the Nai choir, at rehearsals and performances in order to learn more about how young people are benefiting from singing in the Nai choir and making music together. This year we also have May Massijeh on the research team, she is a graduate student at York University and helping with the project.

Tiffany and May will be present at Nai choir rehearsals and performances and will be observing how children enjoy singing together. They will also be helping with the choir and will be talking to children about what aspects of the choir they enjoy and how singing makes them feel. Tiffany may also ask parents for permission to speak with their children outside of the choir for a more in-depth discussion about music. Our research will not use any photos or videos of children without written parental consent and all of the children will remain anonymous in anything we write about the choir.

Please say hello to Tiffany and May at rehearsals and they are happy to provide any more information about the project and to answer any questions you might have. Please also feel free to speak with anyone from the research team by email or phone. May is available to speak in Arabic.

Research Team:  

  Dr. Andrea Emberly  (Project Leader for Connecting Culture and Childhood Project),  Dr. Emberly is an ethnomusicologist and Associate Professor in the Children, Childhood & Youth program at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on the study of children’s musical cultures and the relationship between childhood, wellbeing, and musical arts practices. She has conducted extensive research in Venda communities in South Africa on the relationship between music sustainability and childhood and her work is framed exclusively through ongoing collaboration with children and young people in order to mobilize research within the everyday lives of young people. She has also worked collaboratively on projects in many areas of the world including with Indigenous communities in Western Australia, newcomer youth in Australia, and young people in Uganda.  262 Vanier College, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3. 416-736-2100 x 77094. aemberly@yorku.ca

Dr. Andrea Emberly (Project Leader for Connecting Culture and Childhood Project), Dr. Emberly is an ethnomusicologist and Associate Professor in the Children, Childhood & Youth program at York University, Toronto, Canada. Her work focuses on the study of children’s musical cultures and the relationship between childhood, wellbeing, and musical arts practices. She has conducted extensive research in Venda communities in South Africa on the relationship between music sustainability and childhood and her work is framed exclusively through ongoing collaboration with children and young people in order to mobilize research within the everyday lives of young people. She has also worked collaboratively on projects in many areas of the world including with Indigenous communities in Western Australia, newcomer youth in Australia, and young people in Uganda.

262 Vanier College, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3. 416-736-2100 x 77094. aemberly@yorku.ca

 
  Dr. Tiffany Pollock  (Research Leader for Nai Choir), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children, Childhood & Youth Program, Department of Humanities, York University. Dr. Pollock is a music and dance anthropologist with a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology and a Bachelor of Music. Her work focuses on the ways in which musical practices, people, capital and ideas move in the globalized world. She has worked extensively with youth dancers in Thailand studying how new musical cultures are adapted to suit the needs of changing tourism trends. Tiffany has also conducted collaborative and participatory research with young people from refugee backgrounds in Newfoundland and Labrador to create and lead music programs, in partnership with arts organizations and settlement agencies, to support young peoples' wellbeing and social integration in the province. Tiffany also has experience in intercultural music education, and was the director of a multicultural and multilingual music program and youth band in Bangkok, Thailand.   262 Vanier College, 4700 Keele Street,Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3. 416-476-9991.  tpollock@yorku.ca

Dr. Tiffany Pollock (Research Leader for Nai Choir), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Children, Childhood & Youth Program, Department of Humanities, York University. Dr. Pollock is a music and dance anthropologist with a PhD in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, a Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology and a Bachelor of Music. Her work focuses on the ways in which musical practices, people, capital and ideas move in the globalized world. She has worked extensively with youth dancers in Thailand studying how new musical cultures are adapted to suit the needs of changing tourism trends. Tiffany has also conducted collaborative and participatory research with young people from refugee backgrounds in Newfoundland and Labrador to create and lead music programs, in partnership with arts organizations and settlement agencies, to support young peoples' wellbeing and social integration in the province. Tiffany also has experience in intercultural music education, and was the director of a multicultural and multilingual music program and youth band in Bangkok, Thailand.

262 Vanier College, 4700 Keele Street,Toronto, ON, Canada, M3J 1P3. 416-476-9991. tpollock@yorku.ca

Project Funders

 

 الشراكة بين جامعه يورك – كورال ناي

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يتعاون كورال ناي والباحثون ببرنامج اليافعين والأطفال والطفولة في جامعه يورك معا على مشروع "توصيل الثقافة والطفولة". تقود د. أندريا إمبرلي هذا البحث من خلال العمل مع مجموعات من الأطفال حول العالم لفهم كيف تساعد الموسيقا الأطفال واليافعين على التأقلم مع مجتمعاتهم والزيادة من رفاهيتهم وعافيتهم والتعلم عن الثقافة من خلال الموسيقا.
خلال السنوات الثلاث القادمة ستتعرفون عل د. تيفاني بولاك التي تقود البحث مع كورال ناي، وذلك من خلال التدريب وعروض الأداء ومن خلالها ستبحث حول كيفية استفادة الأطفال واليافعين من الغناء مع كورال ناي وصنع الموسيقا معا.  هذه السنه ستكون معنا أيضا مي مصيجه في فريق البحث، مي طالبة ماجستير في جامعه يورك وتساعد بالمشروع.  ستكون كل من تيفاني ومي موجودات في جلسات تدريب كورال ناي وعروض الأداء وستراقبان كيف يستمتع الأطفال بالغناء معا. كما ستقومان بمساعدة الكورال والتحدث مع الأطفال حول ماهية أجزاء الكورال التي يستمتعون بها وكيف يجعلهم الغناء يشعرون. قد تسأل تيفاني الأهالي أيضا عن اذنهم (موافقتهم) للتحدث مع الأطفال خارج الكورال للتحدث بتفاصيل أكثر عن الموسيقا. لن يتضمن بحثنا أي صور للأطفال دون موافقة مكتوبه من قبل ولي الأمر وهوية كل الأطفال ستبقى سرية في كل شيء يكتب عن الكورال.

رجاءا رحبوا معنا بتيفاني ومي وستكونان سعيدتان لإعطائكم أي معلومات إضافية عن المشروع والإجابة عن كل أسئلتكم. بإمكانكم التواصل بأي وقت مع أي فرد في فريق البحث عن طريق الايميل او الهاتف. ستكون مي موجوده للتواصل باللغة العربية.


 فريق البحث:

د. أندريا إمبرلي: (مديرة المشروع في مشروع توصيل الثقافة والطفولة، برنامج الأطفال والطفولة واليافعين، قسم الانسانيات، جامعه York، 262 جامعه Vanier، 4700 keele street، تورنتو، اونتاريو، كندا،.416-736-2100 x77094
  
M3J 1P3 aemberly@yorku.ca

د. تيفاني بولاك (مديره البحث في كورال ناي)، زميل بأبحاث ما بعد الدكتوراه، برنامج الأطفال والطفولة واليافعين، قسم الانسانيات، جامعه York، 262 جامعه Vanier، 4700 Keele Street،تورنتو، اونتاريو، كندا،.419-476-9991 - M3J 1P3 tpollock@yorku.ca

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May Massijeh (Research Assistant), Graduate Program, Humanities. May Massijeh moved to Toronto, Canada in 2016 from Syria, She has an MES in Environmental Studies from York University and is currently doing her MA in Humanities. She co-founded an educational startup "Khayal" that encourages children's creativity and imagination in Damascus. May speaks Arabic and English fluently. may.massijeh@gmail.com

مي مصيجه (باحثة مساعده) طالبة دراسات عليا، قسم الانسانيات، may.massijeh@gmail.com

 
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