Simon Fraser University
Dr. Yaroslav (Slava) Senyshyn
Yaroslav Senyshyn Faculty Photo

Yaroslav (Slava) Senyshyn

Concert Pianist and Professor of Music and Philsophy

http://www.steinway.com/artists/solo/s

Pianistic Highlights, Reviews, Upcoming Concerts & CD Information

Yaroslav (Slava) Senyshyn’s academic background (with separate, graduate degrees in music performance and philosophy) and his research interests have been consistently related to interdisciplinary research in arts and moral education. His method of philosophical analysis draws mainly, but not exclusively, on an existential-phenomenological approach. More recently, his work included a discursive analysis of students’ discourse related to performance anxiety that combined a theoretical exploration of social constructionism based on Wittgenstein’s philosophy. Within these broad parameters he has focused on various specific topics related to creative performance, teaching and music aesthetics vis-à-vis co-authorship of musical texts, subjectivity, objectivity, and anxiety in the moral-aesthetic fabric of society. Musical concerns have acted as analogies for interdisciplinary and curricular-theoretical educational issues.

His experience as President of SFUFA (Simon Fraser University Faculty Association) and his role on the CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) Executive for three years (2006-2009) has allowed him a further ethical dimension under the auspices of moral and aesthetic concerns into national and international problems of governmental authoritarianism in higher education. These interests were already evident in his research explorations. For example, he explored educational and governmental authoritarianism vis-à-vis the Research Assessment Exercise in the United Kingdom.

He is author of “The Artist in Crisis” (Platon Promotions Publishing, 2010) written to inspire all musical performers and artists alike who are in danger of quitting their musical art. This book is based on his experience as a recording concert pianist  (with the Platon Promotions label, iTunes, Albany Records, New York recording contract etc.) whose performances include recitals in Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre, Moscow Conservatory’s Bolshoi Hall, Melba Hall at the Melbourne Conservatory of Music and, most recently, The Banff Centre.

Yaroslav Senyshyn was one of two prize pupils (along with Larysa Kuzmenko) of the late and great Antonina Yaroshevich who, in turn, was a contemporary of Vladimir Horowitz at the Kiev Conservatory. Both pianists and teachers had studied with Felix Blumenfeld. As a result of his musical training, Senyshyn is an exponent of the grand tradition of piano playing.

In addition to his solo concert activities, Senyshyn performs often with his wife, Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn, the internationally acclaimed scholar and virtuoso flautist. Their most recent album together is available on iTunes and other venues. They have also collaborated for Discovery University concerts devoted to providing a postsecondary education for the homeless. Senyshyn donates all of his live performances to benefits and charities. this has been his practice since the age of sixteen when he gave his first professional recital at Toronto’s Massy Hall.

Georgetown University Radio featured Senyshyn in a documentary program about Canadian pianists, including Glenn Gould, Louis Lortie, Angela Hewitt and Anton Kuerti. Senyshyn is described as a pianist of “enormous power”, “sophistication”, (The Washington Post) and “originality (The New York Times).

Senyshyn is described as a pianist of “enormous power” and “sophistication” (The Washington Post) and for his “originality” (The New York Times).

“When he wishes, he’s capable of a truly colossal sound…He can also play with great delicacy and refinement… of a beguiling, other-worldly atmosphere…. music masterfully performed” (Robert Schulspaer, Fanfare).

“Senyshyn is a pianist of real sensitivity… the ideal interpreter, fearlessly delivering clusters one moment, proffering reflective balm the next… This really is beautiful playing, painterly in its ability to secure and extend an atmosphere…. There is a luminosity here that is rarely heard (Colin Clarke, Fanfare).

“Senyshyn is a passionate pianist who delivers a significant emotional impact…with myriad colors and weaving an emotion-packed aural tapestry” Maria Nockin, Fanfare.

“One has only to listen to the thunderous bass …and the crystalline clarity of the tolling bell-like figuration…Yaroslav Senyshyn demonstrates technical fluency, mastery of the composer’s unique keyboard style, and an understanding of the music’s underlying complex emotional makeup, which, in my opinion, are the equal of any pianist who has played these [Rachmaninoff’s] works, and which give Senyshyn’s performances a truly authentic feel” Jerry Dubins, Fanfare.

For further information about his pianistic activities please see:

Yaroslav’s Pianistic Highlights

Senyshyn has published extensively in international and national journals such as the Philosophy of Music Education Review, Musica-Realta, Interchange, the Journal of Educational Thought, Educational Leadership and the Canadian Journal of Education.

Email: senyshyn@sfu.ca

Yaroslav Senyshyn

Faculty of Education

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, B.C. Canada

V5A 1S6

Phone:  (778) 782-4348

e-mail:  senyshyn@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae


Academic Positions

2007-to date Professor, Faculty of Education,

1994-2007 Assistant and Associate Professor, Faculty of Education

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Educational Background

1992  Ed.D.    Doctorate in Philosophy of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
Dissertation: “Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of Existence and Live Musical Performance”

1976  B.Ed.     Education: Specialist’s Certificates in Music, History – including Social Studies, Humanities and Philosophy-and English for Secondary and Elementary School Education with particular emphasis for Advanced Studies at the Grades 12 and 13 levels, University of Toronto, Canada

1975  M.Mus.      Master’s degree in Music Performance (Piano) and Literature, University of Toronto, Canada
Dissertation: “Performance Practice and J. S. Bach’s Italian Concerto”

1973  B.Mus. Music (Performance), The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Research Interests/ Expertise

Philosophy of Aesthetics

Moral Philosophy

Philosophy of Music

Music Performance

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Philosophy

Soren Kierkegaard’s Philosophy Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals (selected publications since September 1994)

Senyshyn, Y. “Respecting students, acquiring humility, and ignoring the curriculum”. Journal of Educational Thought, 45(2), 145-163, (2012).

Abramson, N. and Senyshyn, Y.  “Effective Punishment Through Forgiveness: Rediscovering Kierkegaard’s Knight of Faith in the Abraham Story”. Organization Studies, 31: 555-581, May 2010.

Abramson, N. and Senyshyn, Y. (Authors alphabetically listed) “Punishment and Forgiveness: A Phenomenological Analysis of Archetypal Leadership Patterns and the Implications for Educational Practice ” Interchange, 40/4, 1-30, 2009.

Senyshyn, Y. “Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Educational Administration: Philosophical Biography and Thought”. Published 2009. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations (JEAF); Volume 19, No. 1, 2009.

Senyshyn, Y. “The Good and its Relation to Music Education.” Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 17, No. 2, 80-93, Fall, 2008.

Senyshyn, Y. “Essay Review of Plato: His Precursors, His Educational Philosophy, and His Legacy By Robin Barrow, London: The Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007. Paideusis, Volume 17, No. 2, pp. 91-98, 2008.

Senyshyn, Y. “Essay Review: Creativity In Sport: Originality, Transformation, Indeterminacy, and New Concepts in the Arts” by author, John Eisenberg, with contributions from Malcom Levin, Michael Eben, Herbert Eisenberg, Michael Katz, Stan Adamson, David Cheifetz, Mark Hanna, Bob Moffat, The Triumph of Imagination: Creativity in Sport, (Toronto: Chestnut Publishing Group, 2004), 174 pp., ISBN 1-894601-07-6 (in press with the Journal of Educational Thought).

Senyshyn, Y. “The Hegelian Exhaustiblity of Art and Danto’s End of Philosophy: Existential Thought and Polymetric Music in Di Cicco’s Poetry” (Volume 18 (2004/2005) of Italian Canadiana (University of Toronto) 37-48.

Senyshyn, Y. “Rise of Authoritarianism in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis of the Research Assessment Exercise in British Universities”. (Vol. 39, #3 Winter, December 2005 of the Journal of Educational Thought, Pages 229 – 244).

Senyshyn, Y. “Old Texts and Opera—Inciting Students to Read ”. (Educational Leadership, April 2005, Volume 62, No. 7, Pages 74 to 77: “The Adolescent Learner”).

Senyshyn, Y. “Musical Aphorisms and Common Aesthetic Quandaries”. Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 11, No. 2, Pages 4 to 21, Fall, 2003.

Senyshyn, Y. & Vezina, D. “Wittgenstein, Collingwood and the Aesthetic and Ethical Conundrum of the Opera”. Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 10, No. 1, Pages 27 to 35, Spring, 2002.

Senyshyn, Y. & O’Neill, S. “Subjective Experience of Anxiety and Musical Performance: A Relational Perspective”. Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 9, No. 1: 42-53, Spring, 2001.

Senyshyn, Y. “A Kierkegaardian Perspective on Society and the Status of the Individual as a Performing Musician”. Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 7, No. 2, 80-93, Fall, 1999.

Senyshyn, Y. “The Passionate Teacher and the Curriculum Police: Perspectives on Modes of Subjectivity and the Curriculum as Art”. Journal of Educational Thought, 153-173, August, 1999, Vol. 33, #2.

Senyshyn, Y. “Perspectives on Performance and Anxiety and their Implications for Creative Teaching.” The Canadian Journal of Education, Volume 24, Number 1, Pages 30 to 41, Winter 1999.

Senyshyn, Y. “Opera and Co-authorship: Implications for Ethics and Aesthetics”. Musica-Realta, N° 55, marzo 1998.

Senyshyn, Y. “Kierkegaardian Implications of Punishment, Guilt and Forgiveness for Education”. Interchange, Vol. 29/4, 425-437, 1998.

Senyshyn, Y. “Kierkegaard’s Aesthetic Stage of Existence and its Relation to Live Musical Performance.” Philosophy of Music Education Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, 50-63, 1996.

Senyshyn, Y. “A Critical Notice Of Remembering Horowitz: 125 Pianists Recall a Legend” compiled and edited by David Dubal, New York: Schirmer Books, 1993, xxix + 383 pages “Horowitz and the Enigma of Art”. Interchange, Vol. 27/1, 79-84, 1996.

Senyshyn, Y. “‘The Crisis’: The Practical Realization of Kierkegaard’s Aesthetic Philosophy”. Interchange, Vol. 26/3, 257-264, 1995.

Senyshyn, Y. “Kierkegaard, Musical Performance and the Relation and Differentiation of the Sexes”. Interchange, Vol. 26/2, 105-126, 1995.

Senyshyn, Y. “A Critical Notice of The Limits of Reason: Indeterminacy in Law, Education, and Morality” by John A. Eisenberg, Toronto: OISE Press, 1992, vii + 184 pages “Reason as Crapshoot”. Interchange, Vol. 24/3, 317-321, 1993.

Refereed Book Chapters

Senyshyn, Y. “Subjectivity Revisited: Passion as Truth in Music Education”. In Eunshik Choi and Myng-sook Auh (Eds.), “Searching for a New Paradigm of Music Education Research”. Editors: The Korean Music Education Society, Hawoo Publishers. 1998.

Senyshyn, Y. “Popular Music and the Intolerant Classroom” in Questioning the Music Education Paradigm Published by the Canadian Music Educators’ Association as Volume 2 of The Biennial Series, Research to Practice, Lee R. Bartel, Series Editor. Toronto: 2004, Pages 110-120.

Senyshyn, Y. “Philosophy and Music in the Art of a Poet” in The last effort of dreams Published by Wilfrid Laurier Press. Francesco Loriggio, editor Waterloo: November 2007, 228 pp. ISBN: 1-55458-019-6
ISBN13: 978-1-55458-019-4

Senyshyn, Y. Chapter 3: Kierkegaard, emotion, and the individual: passion of the infinite as the truth for educational leadership pp. 41-52 Emotional Dimensions of Educational Administration and Leadership Edited by Eugenie A. Samier and Michèle Schmidt  published 2009 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN.

O’Neill, S. and Senyshyn, Y. “Philosophical and Psychological Learning Theories: How They Shape Our Understanding of Musical Learning” (book chapter to appear in: Colwell, R. and Webster, P. (2011). MENC Handbook of Research on Music Learning. New York: Oxford University Press).

Senyshyn, Y. Chapter 13: Senyshyn, Y. “Personhood of the Music Teacher and Learner: A Narrative Plea for Humility and the Good” editor: O’Neill, S. CMEA/ACME, Personhood and Music Learning: Connecting Perspectives and Narratives. CMEA Publishers, pp241-254, 2012.

Senyshyn, Y. Chapter entitled Soundscape, Opera and Cinema: “Once Upon a Time in the West” editor: O’Neill, S. A. (Senior Ed. & Ed.)  Music and media infused lives: Music education in a digital age. Research to practice: Vol. 6. Waterloo, ON: Canadian Music Educators’ Association. 2014

Books

Senyshyn, Y. The Artist in Crisis: Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of the Aesthetic Stage of Existence and Live Musical Performance Vancouver: Platon Promotions Publishing, 2010 ISBN 978-0-557-56093-6.

[Reviewed by Library Bookwatch January 2011 (current issue): The Philosophy Shelf: The Artist in Crisis by Yaroslav Senyshyn : “Art has inspired and channeled philosophy all on its own. ‘The Artist in Crisis: Kierkegaard's Philosophy of the Aesthetic Stage of Existence and Live Musical Performance’ is an academic and scholarly study of the philosophers work from Yaroslav Senyshyn. Discussing Kierkegaard's views on anxiety, the artist in the bigger world, criticisms, gender issues in art, and much more, this scholarly dissection of the work seeks to open minds on the ways of the world and what they mean. 'The Artist in Crisis' is quite the text, a must for any community or college philosophy and art collection."]

Senyshyn, Y. Upside Down and Inside Out: a Fresh Look at Teachers and Teaching in Education (In preparation)

Senyshyn, Y. A Tractatus of Music (In preparation).

Senyshyn, Y. Essential Issues in Music Performance (In preparation).

Published Conference Proceedings

Senyshyn, Y. “Anxiety and Memory in Live Musical Performance” published in the Proceedings of the APSCOM 2 (The Second International Conference of Asia Pacific Society for The Cognitive Science of Music) held in Seoul, Korea from August 4 – 6, 2005, pages 190-194, ISBN 89-5708-090-2.

Senyshyn, Y. “Computational Thinking and Cognitive Hangovers” The International Society for the Study of Music Education: Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 135-138, Summer, 1999, No. 141.

Senyshyn, Y. “Wittgenstein, Music and Colour: Implications of Scientism and Inwardness”. Toward Scientific Literacy: The History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference, Canada, June 21-24, 1997. Edited by Linda Lentz and Ian Winchester. Faculty of Education, University of Calgary Publications, 671-681 (CD of Conference Proceedings: 1999).

Senyshyn, Y. “The Philosophy and Psychology of Performance Anxiety and its Subjective, Relational, and Discursive Potentiality” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Sydney, 2002, 117-120. C. Stevens, D. Burnham, G. McPherson, E. Schubert, J. Renwick (Eds.). Adelaide: Causal Productions. ISBN 1 876346 39 6.

O’Neill, S., Senyshyn Y. “On Meaning Making and Measurement of Student Music Engagement by ISME Research Commission 2012, July 8-13 Thessaloniki, Greece, The International Society for the Study of Music Education: Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education (2012).

Articles

Senyshyn, Y. “Methods and Music Education: Entering the Secret Places of the Soul”. Educators at Work, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Summer 1995, 6-7

DVD Disks

A Recital April 2012 with Susan O’Neill Senyshyn at Melba Hall at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne ® and © 2012, DVD Platon Promotions.

A Lecture Recital April 2012 on “Performance Anxiety” at Melba Hall at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne ® and © 2012, DVD Platon Promotions.

A Lecture Recital April 2008 on “Performance Anxiety” at Von Kuster Hall: The University of Western Ontario, London ® and © 2009, DVD Platon Promotions.

The Best of Senyshyn and O’Neill, A Joint Recital at von Kuster Hall” ® and © 2009, DVD Platon Promotions.

Compact Discs

Yaroslav Senyshyn (piano), Compact Disc Emotional Vicissitudes (Albany Records, New York). October 2013. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

Yaroslav Senyshyn (piano) and Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn (flute), Compact Disc Reflections and Relationships (Albany Records, New York). November 2013. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn plays Rachmaninoff”, Vancouver ® and © 2012, Platon Promotions. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Live: Bach-Siloti Beethoven Liszt Miller Cochrane” © 2010, Platon Promotions. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Live: Schubert Schumann Tschaikowsky Liszt” © 2010, Platon Promotions. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn and Susan O’Neill at Von Kuster Hall: A Joint Recital Commemorating The University of Western Ontario Faculty of Music’s 40th Anniversary” London ® and © 2009, Platon Promotions. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn at Tabaret Hall”, Ottawa ® and © 2008, Platon Promotions.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn: The Poet”, Ann Arbor ® and © 2007, Platon Promotions.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Live at the University of Michigan”, Ann Arbor ® and © 2002, Platon Records & Music Videos.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Live at the John F. Kennedy Center”, ® and © 2001, 2010 Platon Records. Available online at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and other major classical music distributors.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn “Soundings” Recorded at Taxi Stand, Produced by Richard DuBeau © 2000.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Plays Schumann, Tschaikovsky and Liszt”, ® and © 1999, Platon Records.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Plays Cochrane and Schubert”, Taxi Stand/Donco Records, ® and © 1998.

“Yaroslav Senyshyn Live” at a piano recital to commemorate the joining of OISE with the University of Toronto, October 10, 1996.® and © 1997, Platon Records, YSCD-001.

Most Recent Cd’s Available Online and in Stores at Amazon.com, iTunes, Albany Records, ArkivMusic, HB Music, and Other Major Classical Music Distributors.

Awards

Steinway Artist January 21, 2013

Published Reviews Of Recordings (Refereed)

Nockin, Maria (2014). Review of “Reflections and Relationships” by Yaroslav Senyshyn and Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn. Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Clarke, Colin (2014). Review of “Reflections and Relationships” by Yaroslav Senyshyn and Susan O’Neill-

Senyshyn. Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Schulslaper, Robert (2014). Review of “Reflections and Relationships” by Yaroslav Senyshyn and Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn. Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Schulslaper, Robert (2014). “Feature Article by Robert Schulslaper: ‘The whole point of music is emotion’*: A conversation with Yaroslav Senyshyn Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Schulslaper, Robert (2014). Review of “Emotional Vicissitudes” by Yaroslav Senyshyn. Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

LISZT: Années de pèlerinage (Review by Robert Schulslaper) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
LISZT: Années de pèlerinage (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
LISZT: Années de pèlerinage (Review by Maria Nockin) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
MEDAGLIA-MILLER: Étude no. 1 in c, op. 8 (Review by Robert Schulslaper) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
MEDAGLIA-MILLER: Étude no. 1 in c, op. 8 (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
MEDAGLIA-MILLER: Étude no. 1 in c, op. 8 (Review by Maria Nockin) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
RACHMANINOFF: Preludes (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
RACHMANINOFF: Preludes (Review by Jerry Dubins) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
RACHMANINOFF: Études-Tableaux (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
RACHMANINOFF: Études-Tableaux (Review by Jerry Dubins) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
SMITH: Image, op. 33/1, 2 (Review by Robert Schulslaper) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
SMITH: Image, op. 33/1, 2 (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
SMITH: Image, op. 33/1, 2 (Review by Maria Nockin) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
YOSHINAKA: Meisoh (Meditation). Itami (Pain) (Review by Colin Clarke) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr). piano
YOSHINAKA: Meisoh (Meditation). Itami (Pain) (Review by Jerry Dubins) Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Schulslaper, Robert (2014). “Feature Article by Robert Schulslaper: ‘The whole point of music is emotion’*: A conversation with Yaroslav Senyshyn Fanfare Magazine, Issue 37:4 (Mar/Apr).

Piano Concerts: 1966 – Present Time

Yaroslav Senyshyn has given 503 concerts in major concert halls on all continents and hemispheres of the world except Antarctica. His repertoire spans the 18th century to the present (including four living composers).

Yaroslav Senyshyn: Sample Reviews

Senyshyn is described as a pianist of “enormous power” and “sophistication” (The Washington Post) and for his “originality” (The New York Times).

“When he wishes, he’s capable of a truly colossal sound…He can also play with great delicacy and refinement… of a beguiling, other-worldly atmosphere…. music masterfully performed” (Robert Schulspaer, Fanfare).

“Senyshyn is a pianist of real sensitivity… the ideal interpreter, fearlessly delivering clusters one moment, proffering reflective balm the next… This really is beautiful playing, painterly in its ability to secure and extend an atmosphere…. There is a luminosity here that is rarely heard (Colin Clarke, Fanfare).

“Senyshyn is a passionate pianist who delivers a significant emotional impact…with myriad colors and weaving an emotion-packed aural tapestry” Maria Nockin, Fanfare.

“One has only to listen to the thunderous bass …and the crystalline clarity of the tolling bell-like figuration…Yaroslav Senyshyn demonstrates technical fluency, mastery of the composer’s unique keyboard style, and an understanding of the music’s underlying complex emotional makeup, which, in my opinion, are the equal of any pianist who has played these [Rachmaninoff’s] works, and which give Senyshyn’s performances a truly authentic feel” Jerry Dubins, Fanfare.

Major Piano Recitals In The Last Few Years

Sample Program:

Steinway Artist Concert

Tom Lee Music Hall

Vancouver, BC

May, 2014

Yaroslav Senyshyn, piano

Frédéric Chopin Sonata Op. 58, No. 3 in B minor:

1. Allegro maestoso

2. Scherzo: Molto vivace

3. Largo

4. Finale: Presto non tanto; Agitato

Intermission

Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor, S. 178 (LW A179):

1. Lento assai – Allegro energico

2. Grandioso – Recitativo

3. Andante sostenuto – Quasi adagio

4. Allegro energico – Stretta quasi presto-Presto -

Prestissimo-Andantesostenuto – Allegro moderato – Lento assai

One month Concert Tour of India: December, 2013

In April, 2012, Melba Hall at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne (including a Master class for undergraduate and graduate piano majors).

Concert tour of Russia and Ukraine, 2011

East Meets West Recital, Centennial Hall, October 2010.

In March 2009, Yaroslav Senyshyn and Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn gave an invited lecture-recital at St.Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick entitled Performance Anxiety and the Emergent Self.

Gave a Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Larysa Kuzmenko recital with Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn on Friday, May 2nd, 2008 at 8:00pm at Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa,  (“A Benefit Concert for Discovery University & its Courses for the Homeless & Low-Income“).

Gave a Chopin, Franck, Liszt recital with Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn on Friday, April 27th, 2007 at 8:00pm at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Ottawa (a Benefit Concert for Discovery University).

Gave a Chopin/Liszt Etude recital April 2, 2008 at Von Kuster Hall at the University of Western Ontario, London. Ontario.

Gave a Liszt, Kuzmenko, Franck, Ibert recital October 31, 2008 at the University of Western Ontario, London. Gave a Joint Lecture and Recital on Understanding Performance Anxiety Through an Emergent Self on March 27, 2009 and featuring Liszt, Kuzmenko, and Franck with Dr. Susan O’Neill-Senyshyn at Saint Thomas University.

Gave an all-Liszt recital shared equally on January 27th, 2007 at the Massey Theatre, Vancouver with Chandos recording pianist Alan Kogosowski.

Research And Development Projects: Funding Received

2014 Travel Grant
to Brazil. Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2014, July). Critical reflections and relational understanding of musical values: Transformative learning with post-secondary music education students. Paper presented at the 25th International Seminar on Research in Music Education, João Pessoa, Brazil. Funding: SSHRC (Social
Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total: $1500.00

2012 Travel Grant
to Quebec, Canada
Title: Refereed Paper: Music Learning and Cinema as Opera: Revisiting the Soundscape by Senyshyn Y. International Conference on Music Education, Quebec, Laval University from November, 2012. Funding: SSHRC (Social
Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total:
$600.00

2012-2017 SSHRC Standard Research Grant (Principal Investigator: Dr. Susan O’Neill; Co-Investigator: Dr. Yaroslav Senyshyn) Project title: Artistic Learning: SSHRC Total: $492,000.00

Susan O’Neill: Principal Investigator (2008-2011), Co-investigators: Carol Beynon, University of Western Ontario; Yaroslav Senyshyn, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Can$94,000 | Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant #410-2008-729

Project title: Youth participation in music

Project status: Completed.

2008-2009 Research
Stipend Project title: Anxiety
and Theories of the Self in Live Musical Performance Funding:
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Total:
$12,000.00

2007-2008 Research
Stipend Project title: Anxiety
and Understanding Cultural Diversity Through Music Funding:
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Total:
$11,000.00

2006-2007 Research
Stipend Project title: Anxiety
and Time and Identity in Music Performance Funding:
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Total:
$11,000.00

2005 Travel Grant
to Seoul, Korea Project
Title: Anxiety and Memory in Live Musical Performance Funding: SSHRC (Social
Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total:
$1500.00

2002 Travel Grant
to Sydney, Australia Project
Title: The Philosophy and Psychology of Performance Anxiety and its Subjective,
Relational, and Discursive Potentiality Funding:
SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total:
$1500.00

1999 – 2000 Principal
Investigator with Co-investigator:
Dr Susan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Keele University,
UK Project
Title: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Anxiety and Musical Performance
(Research Assistant (part-time): Danielle Vezina, Department of Education,
Simon Fraser University) Funding: SSHRC
(Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total:
$4975.00

1997
Travel Grant to Seoul, Korea Project
Title: Subjectivity Revisited: Passion as Truth in Music Education Funding:
SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada) Total:
$1000.00

1995 – 1996 Principal Investigator Project
Title: Co-Authorship and Music Education Funding:
President’s Research Grant, Simon Fraser University Total:
$7600.00

Conference Papers (All Refereed), Workshops, Seminars, Keynote Speaker Invitations and Talks

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2014, July). Critical reflections and relational understanding of musical values: Transformative learning with post-secondary music education students. Paper presented at the 25th International Seminar on Research in Music Education, João Pessoa, Brazil.May 2014

May 2014

Talk for Modal Research at the Diamond Alumni Club (DAC) entitled: “Ethics and aesthetics: Are they one and the same?”

July 2014

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2014, July). Reflection on values: A study of middle school students’ experiences of transformative music engagement. Paper presented at the symposium on transformative music engagement: New perspectives on motivation and music learning (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill), 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education, Porte Alegre, Brazil.

July 2014

Respondent for refereed papers presented at the “El Sistema” seminar at the 31st ISME World Conference on Music Education, Porte Alegre, Brazil.

July 2014

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2014, July). Critical reflections and relational understanding of musical values: Transformative learning with post-secondary music education students. Paper presented at the 25th International Seminar on Research in Music Education, João Pessoa, Brazil.

August 2013

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2013, August). Paper entitled: “Musical Futures and transformative music enagagement to improve sight-reading and improvisational skills.” Paper presented at the 9th Regional Latin American and Pan-American Conference of Music Education, Santiago, Chile.

August 2013

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2013, August). Paper entitled Engaging middle school students in music advocacy through reflection, inquiry and action. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference of Musical Education of Sobral: Musical Education in Brazil and in the World: Reflections and Resonances, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil.

June 2013

O’Neill, S. A., Senyshyn, Y., Bosacki, S., & Peters, V. (2013, June). Emerging conceptions of artistic learning through dialogue and collaborative youth-adult partnerships. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

June 2013

Erickson, D., O’Neill, S. A., & Senyshyn, Y. (2013, June). Beyond Music Matters: A follow-up study of secondary school students’ experiences of transformative music learning during middle school. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

May 2013

O’Neill, S. A., Senyshyn, Y., Peluso, D., Sparks, J., Gillis, S., Cobb, G. (2013, May). Engaging in multimedia opportunities, diversity and artistic learning. Learning Together Conference: Engaging the World, Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Education, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

April 2013

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2013, April). Paper What does transformative music engagement look like in the music classroom? A comparison of two middle schools. Symposium on young people’s transformative music engagement in today’s digital age (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill). 8th International Research in Music Education (RIME) Conference, University of Exeter, UK.

March 2012

Senyshyn, Y., & O’Neill, S. A. (2012, March). Admiring, aspiring and becoming: Exploring early adolescents’ real-world music learning experiences. Symposium on adolescents’ experiences of music, media and popular culture: exploring contexts, engagement, emotional and personal meanings (Symposium Convenor: S. O’Neill), 14th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada

July 2012

Paper entitled On Meaning Making and Measurement of Student Music Engagement by O’Neill, S., Senyshyn Y. ISME (International Society for Music Education) Research Commission 2012, July 8-13 Thessaloniki, Greece

November 2012

Paper Youth-led Participatory Action Research: Building Purpose through Personalized Music Learning by Erickson, D., O’Neill, S., Senyshyn Y. International Conference on Music Education, Quebec, Laval University from November, 2012.

November, 2012

Meaningful Music Education for Middle Years: The Musical Futures Project in action at Southridge School Students: The Musical Futures Project in action at Southridge School by Bespflug, K., O’Neill, S., Senyshyn Y. International Conference on Music Education, Quebec, Laval University.

November, 2012

Arts Matter: Action Research in Meaning Making by  O’Neill, S., Senyshyn Y., Sparks, J. International Conference on Music Education, Quebec, Laval University from November, 2012.

November, 2012

Music Learning and Cinema as Opera: Revisiting the Soundscape by Senyshyn Y. International Conference on Music Education, Quebec, Laval University from November, 2012.

October 2009

“Diversity And Communication Technology In the Music Culture of Ukraine And The West: Music Semiology for all Musical Cultures and its Discursive Potentiality”. Paper given for the 28th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education which took place in Bologna, Italy from July 20-25th, 2008.

April 2008

A Keynote Address for a Lecture Recital April 2008 on “Performance Anxiety” at Von Kuster Hall: The University of Western Ontario, London.

April 2006

Paper for the AERA (American Educational Research Association) conference in San Francisco entitled: “Punishment, Forgiveness and Accountability in the Public Interest”.

September 2005

Gave a Welcoming Address for our New Faculty Orientation Program (Academic Relations, Simon Fraser University) Friday, September 2, 2005.

August 2005

Paper for a conference entitled “Anxiety and Memory in Live Musical Performance” for APSCOM 2 (the Second International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Science of Music). August 4 – 6, 2005, Seoul, Korea.

May 2005

Participated in a Symposium entitled ‘Rewarding University Teaching; A Panel Discussion,” Thursday, May 19th in the 7th Annual Symposium on Innovative Teaching 2005: Reaching New Heights of Learning at Simon Fraser University, Halpern Centre and Maggie Benston Centre, SFU Burnaby. May 18-20. http://www.sfu.ca/symposium2005.

May 2005

Gave a Welcoming Address for CURAC: “Continuing a Professional Life after Retirement” and the Annual General Meeting and Conference Thursday, May 12.

July 2004

Gave a paper for a conference on Thursday, July 15 entitled “Teaching Popular Music” for The Arts, Culture and Education Institute at Simon Fraser University, July 12 – 23, 2004

October 2003

Respondent for a Music Symposium entitled Music Education: Research, Policy, Practice held at the Royal College of Music, London, United Kingdom and chaired by Dr. Janet Mills.

November 2002

A Keynote Address for Conference and Festscrrift in Honourt of Carol Midgley, Professor of Education, held at the University of Michigan.

July 2002

ICMPC7 (The Seventh International Conference of Music Psychology In Cognition) to be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Paper given and published entitled ‘A Cultural Approach to Music Philosophy and Performance vis-à-vis Sociology of Music, Social Construction, Perception and Preference: The Philosophy and Psychology of Performance Anxiety and its Subjective, Relational, and Discursive Potentiality’. As well, acted as a symposium convenor.

November 2000

Keynote Address on the topic of “Anxiety and Music Performance” at Keele University, United Kingdom for the “Unit for the Study of Musical Skill and Development” in a lecture series entitled: “Music Psychology Research Seminars”.

September 2000

Taught a Graduate Course toward a Master of Science degree in Music Psychology from September till December, 2000, entitled “Module 2.2: Elements of Musical Structure” at Keele University, United Kingdom.

June 2000

Lectures and Seminars the week of June 12-16 on music education and secondary education at The Hong Kong Institute of Education: School of Creative Arts, Sciences, and Technology. My topics were specifically entitled “Negative and Positive Anxiety in Music Education” and “Creativity, Punishment, Flexibility and Individuality in Secondary School Education”.

June 2000

Paper given for the Philosophy of Music Education Conference, Birmingham, United Kingdom entitled: “Anxiety and Music Performance”.

May 2000

Paper given for the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (London Branch) at the London Institute of Education: “The Merit of Anxiety and the Discursive Mind in Education”.

March 2000

Taught a graduate course entitled “Musical Development” with Dr Susan O‘Neill, Senior Lecturer, Keele University, from March 6-10, 2000 at the Centro di Investigacao em Psicologia da Musica e Educacao Musical (CIPEM), Instituto Politecnico do Porto, Portugal. My teaching area was specifically entitled “The Role of Creativity in Musical Development: Creativity in the Schools: Underlying Theory and Rationale”.

July 1998

Paper given for the Seventeenth International Research Seminar at Johannesburg, South Africa, 11-18 July 1998. Senyshyn, Y. “Computational Thinking and Cognitive Hangovers”.

May 1998

Paper given for the Canadian Society for Aesthetics Conference and the Canadian University Music Society, Learneds, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998. Senyshyn, Y. “Rationality’s Greatest Asset and its Implicit Surrender to Subjectivity”.

August 1997

Paper given for the First Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (sponsored by The International Society for the Study of Music Education in Seoul, Korea, August 1997). Senyshyn, Y. “Subjectivity Revisited: Passion as Truth in Music Education”.

June 1997

Paper given for the History and Philosophy of Science and Science Teaching, International Group, Calgary, June, 1997. Senyshyn, Y. “Wittgenstein, Music and Colour: Implications of Scientism and Inwardness”

February 1997

Paper given for the Festival of Italian Contemporary Music: A Homage to Italian and Canadian Composers. Senyshyn, Y. “Opera and Co-authorship: Implications for Ethics and Aesthetics”.

September 1994

From 1994 till 1998 I had given eight lectures at OISE, University of Toronto at the invitation of Canadian moral philosopher, Professor John Eisenberg. Ten lectures were given at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Some of the topics for OISE: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s Influence on Education and Creativity; The Relevance of Subjectivity for Education; Wittgenstein and Scientism; Subjectivity and Objectivity in Education; The Limits of Reason and Cognitive Thinking; Creativity and Kierkegaard; The Artist and Education. Some of the topics for UBC: Kierkegaard and Music Education; Keith Swanwick’s Approach to Music Education; Phenomenology of Time and Music Education.

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September 30, 2009
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