Roger Mantie

Roger Mantie
Building AA 337
Music and Culture


Roger Mantie's teaching and scholarship, informed by his fourteen years as a school music educator in Manitoba, emphasizes connections between schooling and society, with a focus on lifelong engagement in and with music and the arts. He is on the editorial boards of Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, International Journal of Community Music, Journal of Popular Music Education, and the Canadian Music Educator, and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure (2016) and the Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education (2017). For more, visit





Ph.D, University of Toronto
M.Mus.Ed., Brandon University




Teaching Interests

Music, health, and wellness; music learning, teaching, and facilitation; community music; music and technology; music and society




Research Interests

Music and leisure; music and society; music education; community music; music and the family






Mantie, R. (2022). Music, Leisure, Education: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives (Oxford University Press).

Mantie, R. & Talbot, B. (2020). Education, Music, and the Social Lives of Undergraduates: Collegiate A Cappella and the Pursuit of Happiness (Bloomsbury Press).

Book chapters: 

Mantie, R. & Marais, G. (in press). It’s About the Relationships: Epiphanies in Songleading. In Morgan-Ellis, M. & Norton, K. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Community Singing. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mantie, R. (2019). Arts Education as Leisure Education. In Peters, M. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Springer, Singapore.

Mantie, R. (2019). The Philosophy of Assessment in Music Education. In T.S. Brophy (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education (Vol. 1) (pp. 33-56). New York: Oxford University Press.

Journal articles: 

Mantie, R. (2021). Struggling with good intentions: Music education research in a “post” world. Research Studies in Music Education, 44(1), 21-33.

Showen, A., & Mantie, R. (2019). Playing in the posthuman band: Toward an aesthetics of intra-action in musical leisure. Leisure Sciences 41(5), 385-401.

Mantie, R. & Tan, L. (2019). A cross-cultural examination of lifelong participation in community wind bands through the lens of organizational theory. Journal of Research in Music Education, 67(1), 106–126.