Dr. Lee Willingham


Dr. Lee Willingham

Choral Instructor, 2015 Session
Choral Instructor, 2014 Session

Dr. Lee Willingham completed his Bachelor and Masters degrees in music education at the University of Toronto and holds an Associateship in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Willingham’s research and scholarly work focuses on the impact of music on the individual and the benefits of developing lifelong learning in the arts, particularly music. He has contributed chapters, papers and articles to many publications and served as editor of Canadian Music Education/Musicien ├ęducator au Canada for ten years.

Accepting an appointment as Associate Professor at Laurier in September 2004, to co-ordinate the music-education and choral programs, previously, Dr. Willingham was on the faculty of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) as well as having served as the music co-ordinator for the Scarborough Board of Education.

Dr. Willingham is the founding director of the Bell’Arte Singers of Toronto, conducting the choir for 20 years, and also served as the principal of the OISE/UT Summer Music program for many years, providing certification programs for teachers in music.

Additionally, he is a past president and Honorary Life Member of the Ontario Music Educators’ Association.

More about Dr. Willingham can be found on the Wilfred Laurier University website.