Wednesday, March 14, 3:15-4:30 pm

The Colonizing Power of Song and Other Ways of Singing
by Becca Whitla, Ph.D. Cand. Toronto School of Theology

Becca Whitla, BFA, MSMus, CRCCO, ARCT, is a doctoral candidate at TST with a focus on liberationist, decolonial and postcolonial perspectives on congregational song. With over twenty years of music-making experience—from congregations and multifaith events to community choirs and multidisciplinary artistic collectives—she has served as the Music Director at Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, has taught courses at Emmanuel College, Toronto, and Seminario Evangélico de Matanzas, Cuba, is a SSHRC scholarship winner, and is presently Interim Director of Chapel at Emmanuel. Her peer-reviewed publications include several journal articles, book chapters and encyclopaedia entries related to her dissertation research.