Meghan Forsyth


Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music, Memorial University of Newfoundland Secretary of the CSTM/SCTM, 2017-2020


Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Meghan Forsyth is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the School of Music at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Her research focuses on song, dance, and instrumental music traditions of the francophone North Atlantic, with particular focus on the Acadian diaspora. Since 2015, she has been engaged in collaborative research on the songs and stories of woods work in Newfoundland and Labrador. She is co-author of The Music of Our Burnished Axes: Songs and Stories of the Woods Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador (2018) and producer of a variety of public-facing projects, ranging from digital archives and CDs to exhibits and public programming. Most recently, she co-produced an album of new recordings of woods songs and recitations from Newfoundland and Labrador (2021) and a traveling, multimedia exhibit entitled Songs and Stories of the ‘Forgotten Service’: The Newfoundland Overseas Forestry Units (2018- ).