Helen has taught at a number of post-secondary educational centres in the USA and Canada. She is currently Associate Professor of Music at the University of Regina, where she teaches in Music and Creative Technologies.
Helen has also presented lectures, lecture-recitals and given workshops at conferences and teaching institutions, including the following:
- vocal workshop for young people, Valley Arts Pelican Festival, Fort Qu’Appelle SK, July 2016
- lecture/workshop at IICSI Colloquium “Improvisation as Intercultural Contact and Dialogue”, Memorial University, St. John’s NL, July 2016
- lecture/workshop at IICSI Colloquium “Breathturns: Improvisation and Freedom”, UBC,Vancouver BC, June 2016
- improvisation workshop, Anahuac University, Mexico, March 2016
- workshop in improvising and listening, NAIN Connect Conference, Regina SK, July 2015
- workshop in vocal technique for the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Saskatoon SK, October 2014
- improvisation workshop sponsored by Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (www.icasp.ca), Guelph ON, January 2014
- improvisation workshop at Studio C, Calgary AB, April 2013
- lecture-recital at “Credo: The Future of Cage” conference, University of Toronto, October 2012
Helen has also adjudicated at music festivals across Canada, including the Saskatchewan Provincial Festival, Nova Scotia Provincial Festival, Queens County Music Festival, PEI, Saskatoon Music Festival, PEI Provincial Festival, and many others. For 2017, you’ll find her at the Brandon Festival of the Arts as well as several Music Festivals in Saskatchewan.
Here’s a link to a student’s blog, discussing a guest lecture Helen presented at the University of Regina in Nov. 2015: https://ctch110lukehalyk.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/art-technology-a-reflection-on-the-works-of-helen-pridmore/
And here’s another student comment: when asked by a professor to name a performer who had influenced them in 2015, this student wrote “Lady that sang Love Hurts with her whole body”.
Photo by WL Altman