Anneli Loepp Thiessen is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Music Research program at the University of Ottawa, where she is researching women's experiences as songwriters and musicians.  Her first picture book, The ABCs of Women in Music, was published by GIA Publications in 2022.  Her research has been published in several academic journals, and she has presented at conferences in Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.  In 2021, Anneli won the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association doctoral essay competition.  She has a home piano studio in Ottawa, ON and enjoys adjudicating music festivals across Canada.

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