Short Format Biography

Kevin Komisaruk is a historical keyboard musician based at the University of Toronto since 2003. His research explores intersections between performance practice, rhetoric, flow theory, kinaesthetics and improvisation, and how these impact the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of artists and listeners.  In practice he develops applications for musical performance in medicine, including palliative care and neurological rehabilitation. He has performed throughout North America and Europe, and produced two solo discs on the ATMA label which received several international citations.  At the Faculty of Music, he serves as Advisor to the Dean on Teaching and Learning Engagement, teaches organ and harpsichord performance, courses in improvisation, pedagogy, palliative care, keyboard theory, and coordinates the Minor in Historical Keyboard.