Ardelle Ries

Dr. Ardelle Ries - Associate Professor and Director of Music, Augustana Faculty

Associate Professor and Director of Music at the University of Alberta (UofA) Augustana Faculty, Ardelle Ries is grateful to have been raised on the Alberta prairies surrounded by music and poetry. With an abiding belief that musical experiences and opportunity should be available for all at any age or stage of life, she is a staunch advocate for song-based musical inclusion and multigenerational music education. She has been on faculty at the Zoltán Kodály Institute of the Liszt Academy, the International Kodály Seminar, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Calgary. Ardelle is the recipient of numerous awards for her dedication to music education in the province of Alberta, recognized by Choir Alberta, the Alberta Kodály Association, the UofA Augustana Faculty, the Alberta Council of Disability Services, the Association for Life-Wide Living of Alberta, and the Camrose Association for Community Living. Ardelle resides in Camrose, Alberta with her husband, Roger Admiral.