Dr. Eila Peterson is an accomplished and versatile musician.
She has worked across Canada and in the U.S. as a performer, teacher/educator, conductor, adjudicator, researcher,
editor, composer and arranger.
Her areas of expertise include Instrumental Music Education, Kodály-inspired Musicianship, and Music Cognition and Philosophy.
Eila has taught courses at the University of Calgary, the University of P.E.I., Northwestern University (Illinois),
The King’s University College, and the University of Alberta, as well as public schools in Ontario and Alberta.
As a music director/conductor, Eila has worked with school, university, and community bands as well as early music ensembles,
and chamber ensembles. She currently conducts the Novice Band with Festival City Winds Music Society,
and directs the Edmonton Sackbone Express, a sackbut ensemble which collaborates with other early music enthusiasts.
Sought after as a guest lecturer/clinician, Dr. Peterson is an expert in Aural Skills Pedagogy.
She has numerous publications as well as an independently developed instructional website.
Other publications include original compositions and arrangements for wind and percussion instruments.
Primarily a clarinetist, Eila is an experienced performer on many instruments.
She has played bassoon in orchestras, saxophone in jazz ensembles, flute in pit orchestras, percussion in concert bands,
and baritone in brass bands. A clarinettist with the Opera Nuova
Orchestra in Edmonton for the past 4 years,
Eila also plays trombone in the brass quintet Five of a Kind.
Eila has earned Bachelor of Music (focus: Instrumental Music Ed.) and Bachelor of Education degrees
from the University of Western Ontario, an Associateship Diploma in Clarinet Performance from the Western Ontario
Conservatory of Music (now Conservatory Canada), a Master of Music (focus: Kodály Concept) from the University of Calgary,
and a Ph.D. (focus: Music Education, Perception and Philosophy) from Northwestern University.
Personal website: www.audigraph.ca