November 21, 2017

Announcing two new faculty

Simon Fraser University

Kyla Gardiner and Sabrina Schroeder. Courtesy SCA.

The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University welcomes two new faculty members, Kyla Gardiner and Sabrina Schroeder.

Kyla Gardiner is a designer and performance creator whose research investigates non-human agency, design-based approaches to devised creation, and the ways deep collaboration might challenge ideas of artistic authorship. Her areas of speciality include the design and production of visual and tactile environments for live performance and technical direction and production management. She holds a BA in Theatre and Philosophy from the University of British Columbia and an MFA from the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Sabrina Schroeder writes music for mixed ensembles, often using transducers and self-built mechanics as integrated instruments in live performance. She’s been an active member of composer-performer collectives presenting scored and improvised music, a back-up-band coordinator for teens in mental health housing, and has been on the faculty of the iEAR (Integrated Electronic Arts) department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, New York), the Summer Music Programs at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, and the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, UK). She has a BMus from the University of Victoria, a MA from Wesleyan University, and a PhD from Harvard University.

Accepting MA & MFA applications now
The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University offers a uniquely interdisciplinary context that combines the practical and the theoretical for both our Master of Arts in Comparative Media Arts and our Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. The application deadline for our MFA it’s January 25, 2018, and for our MA is February 15, 2018. Please click here for more information:

About the School for the Contemporary Arts
Located in downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University provides a critically informed and stimulating interdisciplinary context for studio-based and academic practices at an undergraduate and graduate level. The SCA is also regular host to visiting internationally recognized artists and performers from across the disciplines, enriching the pedagogical context the School provides. To find out more about us, please go to

T 778 782 3363 / SCA Main: ca [​at​] / Graduate Assistant: mfagrad [​at​]

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