Pianist Cheryl Pauls is active in the presentation of new music, and appears regularly as soloist, collaborative artist and lecture recitalist. She is featured often on Winnipeg's new music series, Groundswell, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival, CBC broadcasts, and various university recital series. This year she is directing several projects celebrating the centenary of the births of Olivier Messiaen and Elliott Carter. Her research interests include the interfacing of studies in performance, music theory, memory, and cultural studies. Currently she is preparing a website of pedagogical materials relating to contemporary piano music. She holds a doctorate in piano performance from UBC, and is assistant professor of piano and music theory at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.