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David Chafe and Lisa Kaida

Precarious employment of professional musicians

A new article by McMaster professor Lisa Kaida and freelance pianist David Chafe has been published in "Work, Employment and Society."

May 28, 2020

Drs. Kaida and Chafe’s new article “Harmonic Dissonance: Coping with Employment Precarity among Professional Musicians in St John’s, Canada” (published in the June 2020 issue of Work, Employment and Society) examines how professional musicians in a mid-sized city cope with long periods of low pay and employment insecurity.

View the article here.

The lead author, Dr. David Chafe, is a freelance pianist, private music educator and recording artist in St John’s, NL. Dr. Chafe’s latest work can be found here.