Beaudry, Nicole

Nicole Beaudry. Ethnomusicologist, teacher, b Montreal 26 Aug 1945; BA (Montreal) 1966, B MUS musicology (McGill) 1971, MA anthropology (Laval) 1977, PH D ethnomusicology (Montreal) 1986. After classical studies at the Basile-Moreau College, she studied musicology at McGill University and anthropology at Laval University before turning to ethnomusicology. From 1974 to 1980 she was a member of the Groupe de recherches en sémiologie musicale directed by Jean-Jacques Nattiez at the University of Montreal. Her ethnomusicological research includes the inventory and analysis of drum rhythms in Haitian voodoo, in collaboration with the drummer Georges Rodriguez (1979-80); the transcription and presentation 1986- of Cree hunting songs from Chisasibi, in the Quebec Arctic based on recordings made 1968-9 by Richard Preston; and the study 1987- of music and traditional games of the Athapascans of the Northwest Territories. Her field trips include a study of the Inuit in Cape Dorset, NWT (1974, 1975, 1978), in Ivujivik, Que (1978, 1980), in southwestern Alaska (1980-1), and in Inukjuak, Que (1984), and of the Dene tribes located at Fort Norman, Fort Franklin and Fort Good Hope, NWT (1988, 1989, 1990). She has given papers at conferences in the USA, in Europe, in Japan and in Mexico and has published several articles, translations, and book reviews in various periodicals, including Recherches amérindiennes au Québec on which she became a member of the editorial board in 1983. She has also contributed to EMC. Beaudry has taught at McGill University 1972-4, at Vanier Cegep 1972-4, 1983, at the University of Montreal 1975-77, 1985, at Concordia University 1983-5, at Laval University 1985 and at the UQAM beginning in 1987. She became president of the Société Recherches amérindiennes au Québec in 1990 and acting president of the CSMT in 1991.