Rena Roussin

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Rena Roussin is a doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Toronto, and is currently writing her PhD dissertation on constructions of disability and gender in Joseph Haydn’s late oratorios. More broadly, Rena’s research interests include conceiving of art music and music theatre as forms of activism in both historic and current contexts. As a Métis and settler woman with additional Haida ancestry, she also has a major interest in the ways art music in Canada interacts with Indigenous artists and communities in efforts to realize reconciliation. She is active in public musicology, and serves on the curatorial/editorial board of Musicology Now and the Canadian Opera Company’s Indigenous Circle of Artists. In addition to her work in musicology, Rena is a pianist and vocalist.