Assistant Professor, Department of Music
PhD (University of Alberta)
11-422F, Allard Hall11110 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3235
Dr. MacDonald is a filmmaker, ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music in the faculty of Fine Arts and Communications at MacEwan University. He is also a Research Development Officer at MacEwan. His research focuses on youth and community studies, ethnographic film and the critical pedagogy of music. He has published two books: Playing for Change: Music Festivals as Community Learning and Development and Remix and Life Hack in Hip Hop: Towards a Critical Pedagogy of Music. He is the director of FreireProject.org. Michael’s films are freely available at www.michaelbmacdonaldfilms.ca.