Dr. Danielle Sirek teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Bachelor of Education and Master of Education programs, as well as undergraduate courses in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor. Prior to teaching in higher education, she taught K-12 music in Toronto and Grenada, West Indies. She holds degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus), the University of Toronto (MMus), and the Royal Northern College of Music (PhD, Music Education and Ethnomusicology). She is also certified in Kodàly levels I and II.
As a music education scholar, Dr. Sirek is published in various international journals as well as in books on music education and community music. She presents often at local, national, and international music education conferences, and is frequently engaged to give music education workshops to preservice and inservice teachers. She also participates in various local and international music education organizations, including serving as Newsletter Editor for the international critical music education body MayDay Group.
In addition to her teaching and scholarly work, Dr. Sirek sings professionally with the JUNO-nominated Canadian Chamber Choir and with local ensembles including the Windsor Classic Chorale. She is a coordinator for the Windsor Choral Festival, a local festival in which approximately 350 participants work with choral clinicians and engage in music education workshops annually. Her current artistic projects include Where Waters Meet, the development and performance of a multi-movement work about water security with collaborating artists and community members in locations across Canada. To learn more about her, please visit her website: www.daniellesirek.com.