The Conservatory

Cowtown Opera Summer Academy 2015 Faculty

Stephan Bonfield (Opera Aesthetics) earned his BA in undergraduate Music History and Literature from the University of Toronto, and then his MA Musicology (Music Theory) from the University of Calgary.  He then moved to the Faculty of Medicine where he completed his M.Sc. in Neuroscience at U of C where he currently researches auditory behaviour and neurophysiology, plus visual neuroscience research at the University of Alberta.  He lectures at Ambrose University College in Calgary, teaching music history and advanced music theory.  He is a senior Examiner with the Royal Conservatory of Music in history and theory, and is a freelance arts reviewer for the Calgary Herald both in Calgary and the Banff Centre. He frequently gives talks at the Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Calgary Opera.