Career highlights include writing and performing music for film director Jeanette Pope (Berson Boys, 2008 – presented in the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Program at Cannes, 2009); writing and performing theatre music work Hear Me Out (NeXtfest Festival for Emerging Artists), and collaborating with writer Annie Abrahams and director Rebecca Barnstaple in the creation of l’envoyer à mars pour y trouver la quiétude (2008), an installation involving projected text, dance and music, and the creation of reeds, a cross-disciplinary site-specific work based on birdsong (Sound Symposium, 2010).
Campbell specializes in movement for musicians to facilitate the creative process and for health and injury prevention.
Her interest in movement as a creative process has developed through one-on-one training with Valerie Dean in Laban-Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals (1998- ) and workshops with Eryn Dace Trudel in Skinner Releasing Technique with (2005-06) and Denise Clarke in the One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre Summer Lab Intensive (1998). Campbell is a certified Zen Shiatsu practitioner (Kinéconcept, 2010).
She has led workshops in movement improvisation for musicians (University of Waterloo Music Therapy grad seminar, ICASP Guelph Speaker Series), Shiatsu for musicians (Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, McGill University Schulich School of Music Musicians’ Health Week, McGill MUSA Musicians’ Health Series, Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montréal) and presented at conferences on movement for musicians in Ontario, Newfoundland and Manchester, England. Campbell will be featured as a co-author of a chapter in the forth-coming book Sounding the body: Improvisation, representation and subjectivity (eds. Ellen Waterman & Gillian Siddall).
Campbell is co-founder of the Umbrella Ensemble, Ensemble In Extensio, and Maenad Ensemble and with whom she brings music to diverse audiences through workshops and concerts in schools, seniors’ residences, homeless shelters and other unexpected venues. Campbell holds an MMus with a minor in Jazz from Indiana University and an MA in music education from McGill University and is a member of a board of the Canadian New Music Network. Her primary influences include clarinetist James Campbell, jazz pedagogue and composer David Baker, movement coach Valerie Dean, and the One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company.