This issue has a very special article featuring Anita Lasker-Wallfisch. Mrs. Lasker-Wallfisch was a member of the Women's Orchestra at Auschwitz and was interviewed by Jarred Dunn at her home in England. Jarred's exceptional writing captures the essence of her experiences and conveys her perspective in a way that is both respectful and empowering. It is tremendously generous of Mrs. Lasker-Wallfisch to reflect upon and share her experiences. Through her continued engagement in music, many more generations will benefit from her message that governmental cuts to music programs are "short-sighted stupidity". She describes music as "above international barriers" and that when we teach music, we are teaching "unity". This beautifully written article is in stark contrast to the surreal circumstances and inexplicably horrific experiences she survived. However, as a reader we are brought to a place where Mrs. Lasker-Wallfisch would like us to be thinking: that "music is not a luxury", that humanity needs music--that "we need music". 

-Leslie Linton


Dunn, Jarred. Ferruccio Busoni’s Edition of JS Bach’s Sinfonias. The Canadian Music Teacher. Spring Edition 2020 (forthcoming), ed. Dina Pollock.

Dunn, Jarred. Voice with Edith WIens: A Canadian Treasure at Juilliard. Canadian Music Educators Journal, vol. 57 no. 3, published April 2016.

Dunn, Jarred. John O'Conor's Beethoven Boot Camp and the Business of Piano Teaching. Canadian Music Educators Journal, vol. 57 no. 4, published July 2016.

Dunn, Jarred. At Auschwitz, Cello in Hand: Anita Lasker Wallfisch. Canadian Music Educators Journal, vol. 58 no. 1, published October 2016.

Dunn, Jarred. Conversations with Sages: Seymour Bernstein. Canadian Music Educators Journal, vol. 56 no. 3, published April 2015. htpps://


Dunn, Jarred. Insisting on Perfection: The Teaching of Yoheved Kaplinsky. Canadian Music Educators Journal, vol. 53 no. 4, published June 2014.

Dunn, Jarred.  A Tale to Cure Deafness: Music in Auschwitz.  NOTES Magazine, Fall Edition 2015.


Dunn, Jarred.  I'm Getting Old: My Years with Jacob Lateiner.  NOTES Magazine, Fall Edition 2014.  Published October 2014.


Dunn, Jarred. Technique, with a Hint of Irony.  NOTES Magazine, Spring Edition 2014.  Published April 2014.

For an exhaustive interview about the life and career of Jarred Dunn, please see this link from The Silesia Times, the First News Source in English for Silesia (Poland):