Dr. Tardif is an Associate Professor of Violin, Chamber Music, String Pedagogy and Literature, and String Area and Chamber Music. Dr. Tardif regularly appears as a soloist, chamber musician, and guest instructor across Canada and the United States, in Asia, South America, and in Europe. He has been featured on national and international TV and radio networks and performed at many well-known venues, including Weill-Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City. He produced several CD recordings, arrangements or compositions for the violin, and developed pedagogical publications. Among current projects, he leads the Enterprise String Quartet, and serves as President of the Alberta String Association.

Winter 2012 Interdisciplinary Course Seminar Grant, Cycle One

Culture and Creativity: Music and Business Perspectives

This seminar will examine the notions of culture and creativity, first from the separate perspectives of music and business, then toward an understanding of their intersection and joint impact in today’s world. Music and business students will be reviewing and comparing core models used in both fields of study, and will be exposed to conversations with guest lecturers –artists, arts managers, and business professionals known for their initiative and advocacy at the junction of art and business. Students will be required to present their related research findings in the form of an online publication.