Jami Reimer

Education & Certifications

Expected 2023 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
    Master of Fine Arts: Interdisciplinary Contemporary Arts

2018 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
    Orff Level 1 Certificate: Music for Children

2017 University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
    Bachelor of Education: After-degree, Senior years stream

2014 Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, MB
    Bachelor of Music, Music Education: Choral

Employment History

2023 Vancouver School Board District Parent Association Junior Choir conductor

2020-2023 SFU School for Contemporary Arts,Vancouver, CA
    Teaching Assistant: Music Fundamentals, Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Composition in the Arts, Sound, 21st Century Music Appreciation, Creative Sound Studio

2021-2023 Lobe Spatial Sound Studio,Vancouver, Front of House staff

2019-2020 El Alsson British and American International School, Cairo, EG
    Music and theatre teacher

2015-2023 The American School in Switzerland Summer Program, Lugano, CH
    Teaching artist and performer with Dedicated Performing Arts Team

2018-2019 The American School in Switzerland, Lugano, CH 
    Middle Years general music and choir teacher

2017 Stonewall Centennial School 
    Music teacher, Art teacher 

Selected Projects

2023 Soft tongues: a bioacoustic opera, MFA Thesis performance, School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
    Multimedia music performance for choir and multichannel sound

2023 The 13th Chronicle, MFA Thesis performance for Salome Nieto, School for Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CA
    Music composition and sound design for dance performance 

2022 A Frog of Chorus, Small File Media Festival, Vancouver, CA
   Moving image/sound

2022 Biologists Singing, Screening for School for Contemporary Arts Reorientation Day, Vancouver, CA
    Moving Image/sound

2022 I like it when you’re loud: Mating Choruses, Erotic Voice, and Embodied Listening, Geez Magazine
     Longform nonfiction

2021 Mouth, School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, CAN
    Composer/Sound Designer/Performer: Sonic performance

2019 The Happy Prince,The American School in Switzerland, Lugano, CH
    Director/Music Director/Composer/Lyricist: Musical theatre

Conference/Workshop presentaitons 

2022 Guest Artist workshop: Seven Oaks School Division , Arthur E. Wright Community School, Canada
    “Spooky sound design workshop ”

2022 Great Lakes Association of Sound Studies: Listening as Shared Social Practice , University of Regina, Canada
    “Listening to the posthuman choir”

2022 Conference of Interdisciplinary Musicology: Participation, University of Edinburgh, Scotland          “Biologists singing: Collective vocalization, posthuman listening, and interspecies audibility”

2022 Artist in residence talk, Faculty of Zoology, University of Campinas, São
Paulo, Brazil
   “Speculative bioacoustics, sonic companionship, and the posthuman choir”

2021-2022 Guest lecturer at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education
   “Infusing music and sound technologies across early years curriculum”

2017 WestCAST: Moving Forward in Education: Sustainability, Creativity, Technology, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC
    “Sounds of my Neighbourhood” Soundscape presentation and workshop with preservice teachers 

2017 Seven Oaks School Division Arts Camp, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg,MB
    “Atelier Théatre Musical”

2014 Listening Exercise No.1, Sound in the Land conference, Waterloo, ON
    Cyclist performer/ composer: Soundscape Conference/Workshop Presentations

Honours & Awards

2023 Murray and Dorothea Adaskin Prize, Canadian Music Centre

2023 Robert Fleming Prize for music composition, Canada Council for the Arts 

2023 Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient: Amphibians in Spatial Sound

2022 Small file media festival winner for “Molecules” category

2021 Manitoba Arts Council Recognize Graduate Scholarship

2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant recipient

2020 2022 Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University

2017 Highest Standing Education Senior Years Stream medal recipient, University of Manitoba

2009-2013 Music Merit Scholarship, Canadian Mennonite University

2014 Verna Mae Janzen Music Performance Competition finalist, Canadian Mennonite University