Michael Roeder (1995)

roederAffiliation at the time of the award: University of Alberta, Music.

Citation: Michael Roeder stands out in the Department of Music as a dedicated teacher who achieves excellent results in the field of music history and related subjects. He takes the time and expends the energy to know the particular characteristics and educational needs of his students and he shapes his teaching to accommodate these needs. He gives freely of himself to those students who seek consultation outside the classroom. In 1992, Michael Roeder was the recipient of two teaching awards: the Faculty of Arts Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the University of Alberta’s highest teaching honour.

From 1991 to 1995, he served as Chair of the Music Department’s Curriculum Committee. During this time, he facilitated a complete and thorough review of the undergraduate curriculum which resulted in both major and minor revisions to the degree programs and to individual courses. He is an active peer consultant with a passion for the process. He not only works hard at this process on his own campus but recently co-led an all-day workshop for new consultants at the University of Saskatchewan. He enjoys sharing his understanding of, and enthusiasm for, music with a wide variety of audiences ranging from concert previews to full-scale lectures with slides and musical illustrations. He has participated on the Board of the Edmonton Jazz Society and the Edmonton Chamber Music Society.