The Sound Studies Institute at the University of Alberta hosts regular events that enrich our contribution to the educational and sonic community. For an up-to-date listing of scheduled events, please check out our Lecture Series, Performances and Exhibitions, and Workshops pages, and view our calendar. You can also join our email list for regular updates on all SSI activities,

Lecture Series

The SSI lecture series occurs twice a month on Wednesdays between 5:30 and 6:30 PM throughout the academic year (Sept-Dec and Jan-April). We host lectures from affiliated researchers and guest speakers on diverse topics related to sound research, scholarship, and artistic explorations with sound.

Performances and Exhibitions

SSI often sponsors performances and exhibition events. Now well into its second decade, our signature live performance event is the annual Women of Folkways concert as part of the Winter Roots Roundup.


Our workshop series gives academics, artists, and community members an opportunity to learn about sound, with topics ranging from recording and editing sound, field recording, podcasting, mastering, and more.

This Month – Lecture Series

The Composer as Process

Wed, February 8, 2023, 5:30pm The Composer as Process, or, for a Music History Without Protagonists with Dr. Fabio Morabito The nineteenth-century composer has a persistent image problem: inspired, unworldly, male, writing works of genius for posterity. If it has been the project of musicologists for the last 30 years to erode this checklist, he…

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Now Showing – Sound Art Gallery

May 1 – May 29: Winter Walking

Sound installation by Dr. Rachel Epp Buller, Fulbright Scholar and 2022 Canada Research Chair in Arts and Humanities at the University of Alberta. Presented as part of the 2023 SpokenWeb symposium.