January 29, 2023
4pm Eastern
“Community Music Can Save the World” 


CJTCynthia Johnston Turner, a dual citizen of Canada and the United States, earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and her Master of Education in Music Education from the University of Victoria, B.C.
Her professional success is readily apparent on both sides of the border and abroad. She comes to Laurier, appointed Dean of the Faculty of Music in July 2021, from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, where she served as the Director of Bands since 2014. 
She has also been a conductor for the Eastman School at the University of Rochester; the Society for New Music Ensemble in Syracuse, NY; the Paris Lodron Ensemble in Salzburg, Austria; the Orquesta Sinfonica de Heredia in Costa Rica; the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania; and numerous honour ensembles in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. Her research on innovating the rehearsal and performance
experience has been presented at numerous national and international conferences.


Contact  Dr. Turner: 

Why You Love Music: From Mozart to Metallica--The Emotional Power of Beautiful Sounds – John Powell

United Sound

Community Music at the Boundaries – Lee Willingham

  The Future of the Wind Band – William Perrine

 The Problems of Band - paper

 Other content by Dr. Turner