Dr. Jeanette Gallant has a doctorate from the University of Oxford and has held positions at universities in Hong Kong, England, and Canada. An accomplished ethnomusicologist, Dr. Gallant has published her work internationally and is often a guest speaker at various Canadian universities and cultural institutions. She is well-known for her cross-cultural and community engagement choral projects, including her arrangement of the Acadian folksong Marie Madeleine, published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Gallant also has conducted many university and community choirs, is a well-known voice teacher, and is in high demand as a festival adjudicator. She has prepared choirs for various international conductors and has provided professional development opportunities for Singapore’s Ministry of Education, various U.K. choral societies, various U.S. school and university choirs, the Vancouver School Board, the B.C. Choral Federation, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the B.C. Registered Music Teacher’s Association.
As an administrator, Dr. Gallant has served as the Artistic Director and conductor of Hong Kong’s first sing-a-long Messiah, Artistic Director of the Whistler Classical Music Festival, Vice President of the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Secretary of the Canadian Society for Traditional Music, and the creator and co-curator of the Indigenous choral project Snewíyalh tl’a Staḵw (Teachings of the Water) with Elektra Women’s Choir (Morna Edmundson, Artistic Director).