Music Education for Newfoudland and Labrador and beyond MUN Music Education

Brenda Gatherall (Reeds)
Brenda Gatherall is currently on faculty at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s where she teaches classroom/choral music for Grades K-6. Brenda is a graduate of the MUN School of Music and holds undergraduate degrees in Music and Music Education as well as a Masters degree in Education. She is a founding member of Lady Cove Women’s Choir, a longtime member of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, a sessional instructor at Memorial University in the Faculty of Education and an Associate Conductor with Shallaway Youth Choir. 

Brenda has completed advanced studies in
Orff Schulwerk as well as instrumental conducting and has been invited to present at the Pan Canadian Think Tank on Music Education as well as the International Society of Music Education conferences.  A very committed supporter of the arts community in NL, Brenda volunteers with the Rotary Music Festival organizing committee as well as The Singing Network . She is also a founding faculty member at the MUN Junior Band Week as a clarinet instructor as well as faculty at the Atlantic Canadian Suzuki Institute as a piano accompanist/choral director. Brenda has a passion for working with children and currently teaches Music for Young Children (MYC) classes as well as private piano, clarinet, saxophone and music theory lessons.  This year, Brenda was awarded the "2020 Teacher of Distinction" for Atlantic Canada region from the Royal Conservatory of Music. This award honours individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to their communities and made a difference in the lives of their students.