Artists

Daniel Fuchs

Daniel Fuchs is a violin performer and teacher based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He performs regularly in solo, chamber music, and orchestral settings locally, as well as in his hometown of Montreal. Currently, he plays with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with the violin and organ duo Dialogue, the Strong Harbour Strings Collective, and the Jewish music ensemble, Siach Hasadeh.  Daniel completed his master’s degree in Violin Performance and Pedagogy at Memorial University under the instruction of Nancy Dahn, where he was the winner of the 2018 concerto competition. Prior to moving to Newfoundland, Daniel completed his bachelor’s degree at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music under the direction of Denise Lupien and Thomas Williams. In addition to performance, Daniel is also a teaching artist at the Strong Harbour Strings Program, a program offering free music education to youth in the Buckmaster’s
Circle and Shea Heights neighborhoods of St. John’s.

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Jenny Griffioen

Jenny Griffioen is a pianist and teacher based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, she moved to Newfoundland to study music at Memorial University. She completed a Bachelor of Music in piano performance with Kristina Szutor, and a Master of Music in piano performance and pedagogy with Tim Steeves. Since graduating, Jenny has remained actively involved in the School of Music. She works as a collaborative pianist and per-course instructor at MUN, as well as freelancing in the wider community. She enjoys performing with musicians at all levels, from the youngest students in the Suzuki string program to university music students and professional musicians. She also maintains a small but wonderfully diverse teaching studio with piano students of all ages.

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Joe Argentino

Joe Argentino is an Associate Professor of Music Theory at Memorial University of Newfoundland, specializing in post-tonal and serial music. His current research interests include the connection between form and text in Arnold Schoenberg’s religious works, the pedagogical study of improvisation at the keyboard and the late works of Franz Liszt. Dr. Argentino is also involved in interdisciplinary research investigating parallels between musical and linguistic structure with a focus on serial music and language games.

Dr. Argentino is a sought-after speaker and has been invited to give numerous guest talks, lectures, and keynote addresses across Canada. He has published articles in Intégral, Music Theory Online, Music Analysis, Music Theory Spectrum, Journal of New Music Research, and has a forthcoming book chapter which will appear in The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy. Argentino is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher and was the winner of the prestigious McMaster Students Union Excellence in Teaching Award in the Humanities at McMaster University in 2013.

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