Lynn Tucker is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in Music and Culture at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), Department of Arts, Culture and Media (ACM). Engaging students in music and lifelong participation in the arts is at the forefront of her work at the university, with research interests in community music, avocational music-making, and leadership. Lynn is the conductor of the UTSC Concert Band and String Orchestra, and has been active in growing the UTSC Music program by founding the UTSC Jazz Band, the UTSC Flute Choir, as well as advocating for studies in Chamber Music. Lynn successfully co-founded the UTSC Music Ambassadors Program and the UTSC Alumni and Community Concert Band, further developing musical opportunities for anyone interested in performing music, regardless of career path.
Lynn served as Director of Arts & Events Programming from 2008-2014, with responsibilities including the oversight of all artistic, cultural and scholarly co-curricular programming on behalf of ACM (formerly for the Department of Humanities). In 2008, she introduced the Music Performance Lecture Series to UTSC and has been instrumental in bringing nationally and internationally recognized artists and scholars to campus. Further, in 2010, Lynn formed a partnership with the Ontario Band Association and founded the annual UTSC/OBA Chamber Music festival.
Lynn is a dedicated instrumental music educator. She has taught instrumental music in both public and private schools systems to students in grades 5-12, and has served as an adjudicator at numerous festivals in Ontario. She is the former Department Head of Music at Lower Canada College in Montreal, the former Music Director at MacGregor Collegiate Institute in Manitoba, and founding Chairperson of the Quebec Band Association.
A multiple scholarship and award recipient, Lynn studied at Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education in 1997. In 1999, she earned Master of Music Education and Master of Flute Performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, she is the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association Excellence in Leadership award and is currently serving as Acting Chair for the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
B.Mus, B.Mus.Ed. (MUN), M.Mus.(Music Education), M.Mus.(Performance) (UW-Madison)