Upcoming

Sept. 16, 2017, 8:30pm: Papilio plays at the Halifax Celtic Festival.

Sept. 27, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 ADT: Presenting material from my MES thesis and participating in panel discussion at VOICES online conference for the teaching of STEM subjects through music.

Sept. 30, 2017, 7:00pm: Papilio in concert at Knox United Church, Lower Sackville NS.

Oct. 7, 2017, 6:00pm-11:00pm: Papilio plays a few sets along with other great acts at Lunenburg Oktoberfest on behalf of the Boxwood Festival.

Oct. 14, 2017, 6:00pm-11:00pm: Playing with harpist Alys Howe as the Wildwood Flute and Harp Duo as part of Nocturne Halifax at the Hidden Gallery, 1469 Birmingham St. Halifax NS.

Nov. 4, 2017, 2:00pm: Papilio plays a Cookie Concert at the Lunenburg School of the Arts, 6 Prince St., Lunenburg NS. Families welcome.

Nov. 18, all day: Faculty coach on Baroque flute for the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Early Music Camp at St. Mark's Church, corner Gottingen and Russell Streets, Halifax NS.

Nov. 19, 2017: The Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Traditional Music Ensemble, under the direction of Jennifer Publicover, and Vivid Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Zoe Leger, collaborate to produce a music video covering Joni Mitchell's classic "Both Sides Now" for the CBC Music Class Challenge. More details TBA.

Nov. 26, 2017, 7:00pm: Repeat performance of chamber music ctrio "Rhizomes" by Nova Scotian composer Lucas Oickle, with Gillian Smith (violin) and Jacob Caines (bass clarinet) for the Donor Appreciation Concert of the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax. Original premier of this piece, commissioned by the MCPA for its 130th birthday, was in May 2017 by the same musicians.

SElected past events

Early music training at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, June 2017. Photo: Lysiane Boulva

Early music training at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, June 2017. Photo: Lysiane Boulva

Accepted 31 Jul 2017, published online: 11 Aug 2017:
First scholarly publication from thesis work for Master of Environmental Studies degree:
Music as a Tool for Environmental Education and Advocacy:
Artistic Perspectives from Musicians of the Playlist for the Planet

Jennifer L. Publicover, Tarah S. Wright
Steven Baur & Peter N. Duinker
Environmental Education Research
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504622.2017.1365356

Summer 2017: Numerous private engagements; recording studio time for the second Papilio album at Stonehouse Sound, Mahone Bay NS; Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg, NS.

June 30, 2017, 7:30pm: Boxwood Harp Celebration Concert, Lunenburg Academy of Musical Performance, Lunenburg NS. Guest on Irish and modern flutes with celtic harpers featured: Ellen Gibling, Alys Howe, Cheryl Reid O'Hagan, and Lydia Maksym.

May 29 - June 11, 2017: Studied Baroque flute under Jed Wentz at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute in Toronto, Ontario. Grateful recipient of a professional development fellowship from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts to be applied towards this professional early music training program.

Gave presentation on music as a tool for environmental education and advocacy.

Gave presentation on music as a tool for environmental education and advocacy.

May 20, 2017, 2:45pm:  Gave 45 min. workshop entitled "Music as a Tool for Environmental Education and Advocacy" at See Change, the annual conference of the Canadian Network for Environmental Education (EECOM) at Acadia University, Wolfville NS.

May 18, 2017, 6:30pm: Performed in premier of "Rhizome", an original composition for flute, violin, and bass clarinet by Lucas Oickle commissioned for the 130th anniversary of the historic Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. With Gillian Smith and Jacob Caines.

April 26 - 28, 2017 : Flute clinician for Atlantic Festival of Bands, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax; and, Papilio was the house band for the AFB Ceili and Kitchen Party at Murphy's on the Water, Halifax.

March 18, 2017, 8pm: Papilio was the house band for Halifax Contra Dances at All Nations' Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS.

Premiered this composition May 18, 2017 with Gillian Smith (violin) and Jacob Caines (bass clarinet).

Premiered this composition May 18, 2017 with Gillian Smith (violin) and Jacob Caines (bass clarinet).

March 4, 2017, all day with 7pm concert: Coached and performed as faculty for Woodwinds and Brass Chamber Day at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Rd., Halifax NS.

Dec. 9, 2017: Environmental Educator and musician Remy Rodden discussed my thesis in relation to his own musical initiatives in interview on Sing about Science and Math, a resource website for educational music: Podcast #2: Environmental Educator Remy Rodden

Nov. 29, 2016, 7:30pm: Performed on Baroque flute with the early music ensemble Rejouissance, playing for Dalhousie University's Collegium Cantorum in their presentation of Charpentier's Messe de minuet pour Noel and Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art at St. Andrew's United Church, Halifax:
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/school-of-performing-arts/our-season/community-and-special-events.html  

Nov. 5, 2016, 6:30pm: Papilio played at Nova Scotia Music Week on the Celtic Showcase stage at the Nook & Cranny in Truro, NS. 

Oct. 15, 2016 - Played with harpist Alys Howe at Halifax Nocturne: Art at Night, Calnen Photographic Studio

Oct. 8, 2016 - Papilio played at Oktoberfest in Lunenburg, NS: http://oktoberfestns.com/

Tuning up with Alys Howe for Halifax Nocturne: Art at Night, Oct. 15, 2016

Fall 2016 - Restart of my flute studio and ensembles at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax NS; restart of Halifax Contra Dances season. All Nations Church, 2535 Robie St., Halifax NS for which Papilio often plsys.

July 23, 2016: Radio interview on Richard Zurawski's show The Science Files talking about the connections between music and science and also about the results of my masters' thesis research on music and environmental education/advocacy. The podcast, searchable by date and title "Science and Music", is available here: http://www.news957.com/audio/science-files/

June 24, 2016: Recipient of the Ken and Gloria Mader - Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts Association Teachers' Professional Development Fellowship towards summer studies in early music and traditional Swedish and Breton music at the Boxwood Festival and Workshop in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

June 7, 2016: Successful thesis defence, Master of Environmental Studies degree, Dalhousie University School for Resource and Environmental Studies. Research entitled Perspectives on Music, the Environment, and Sustainability Education from Recording Artists Featured on the David Suzuki Foundation Playlist for the Planet. More information upcoming on publications TBA.

June 1, 2016: Presented thesis results at the annual conference of the Canadian Geographers' Association, Halifax.

Papilio making a music video with Katy Hopkins of Analog Songs, July 2016

May 28, 2016: End-of-year studio recital of my flute students at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax, NS, finishing out a successful year of performances and growth for them. 

Spring 2016: Initiating and developing new early music, harpsichord, and chamber music programming at the Maritime Conservatory for Fall 2016.

Papilio making a music video with Katy Hopkins of Analog Songs, July 2016

Jan. 30, 2016: Organized the following workshop at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts:
Where There’s a Quill There’s a Way
An Introduction to Harpsichord Tuning and Maintenance
Presented by Henri Gauci
of the Early Music Society of Nova Scotia

Fall/Winter, 2015-16: Launch of my new new regular program Traditional Music for Youth, ages 13 - 21 at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, Halifax NS, in addition to my regular flute teaching schedule there. This program offers youth the opportunity to learn a wide variety of tunes, engage in session playing, and take favourite tunes to the stage as a trad band. Also features many guest instructors from the Halifax trad scene: http://maritimeconservatory.com/Music/Classes_Ensembles/category/traditional-music-for-youth

Fall/Winter/Spring: Papilio played for Halifax Contra Dances. For more info visit: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Culture/SRDFNS/ContraFest15/ContraFestHome.html and
https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxContraDances

With John Adams, our engineer and co-producer, and bandmates Anthony Rissesco and Phil Schappert.

Kickin' it old school, recording live off the floor, spread out a bit to help isolate mics.

Allie Bennett arrived on Thursday and dubbed in his bass lines.

August 25-28, 2015: Papilio recording session with John Adams at Stonehouse Sound. We put 4 tracks in the can towards our second album (title TBA) and will record another chunk of it there again after my thesis defence. Such a pleasure working with John, and also our guest bassist Allie Bennett.

Papilio's debut album, "First Flight", was nominated for a 2014 Music Nova Scotia Award in the category of Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year. We also received a 2014 East Coast Music Award nomination for Traditional Instrumental Album of the Year. The East Coast Kitchen Party review of "First Flight" is here. We are pleased to now be working on our second, as-yet-unnamed album in stages.

June 27, 2015: Papilio played the Mainstage at Halifax Multicultural Festival, 7pm - 7:45. http://www.multifest.ca/

June 7, 2015, noon - 3pm: Doors Open Halifax, performing with harpist Alys Howe at the Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, corner of Queen and South, Halifax NS. http://doorsopenhalifax.com/

June 6, 2015, noon - 3pm: Doors Open Halifax, performing with harpist Alys Howe at the Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel, corner of Queen and South, Halifax NS. http://doorsopenhalifax.com/

June 5, 2015: Papilio plays fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul Society, at the Gorsebrook Lounge, St. Mary's University, Halifax.

May 26, 2015: On choral concert with Enchor East, featuring "Seafarers' Requiem" by Mary Knickle: https://enchoreast.wordpress.com/

May 8, 2015: Played freelance flute and piccolo with Symphony Nova Scotia on Beer and Beethoven program. https://symphonynovascotia.ca/

April 30 - May 1, 2015: Taught 200+ flute students from concert bands from all over Canada in clinics at the Atlantic Festival of Music, Halifax. http://www.afmtfm.ca/

Mar. 21, 2015 and Jan. 24, 2015: Papilio played for Halifax Contra Dances, 8pm, All Nations Church, Halifax NS.

Nov. 7, 2014: Papilio was chosen by Music Nova Scotia jury to showcase at the Molson Canadian Nova Scotia Music Week 2014. Showcase at 8:45pm on Friday Nov. 7 at the Split Crow Pub, 515 Prince St., Truro NS.

November, 2014: Directed a 4-week pilot of a new traditional music session for youth at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. It will be developed into a longer-term program in 2015 - stayed tuned.

Oct. 25, 2014: Taught world music workshop and directed inaugural youth session at the Re-Jigged Celtic Music Festival in Dartmouth, NS: http://www.rejiggedfestival.com/workshops/ . More info TBA.

Oct. 24, 2014: Representing music programming from the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts at the Nova Scotia Music Educator's Association conference in New Glasgow, NS.

Sept. 27, 2014: Blue Dot event, Halifax. Part of the Blue Dot tour of the David Suzuki Foundation: http://bluedot.ca/ . I attended the event as a graduate student whose research connects to the Foundation, as well as an event volunteer.