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Michael MacDonald

Assistant Professor, Department of Music
Research Development Officer, Office of Research Services

PhD (University of Alberta)

11-422F, Allard Hall
11110 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


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.