Dr. Nina Soyfer – Scholar

Dr. Nina Soyfer attended M.D. Leontovich Music College of Culture & Arts in Ukraine, and transferred to York University in Canada for her BFA (Suma Cum Laude), MA (Music, Musicology), and PhD (Music and Inter-Arts Education). Her doctoral research focused on improving education and developing effective teaching methods in music, integrated arts, and other subject areas. She analyzed these methods and developed a general theory grounded in and corroborated by research in neurophysiology, psychology, sociology, and pedagogy. During her graduate studies, she was awarded both OGS and SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarships.

Method of teaching she developed is called Integrated Arts Method and now is a trademark and a registered school. Please visit www.iamethod.com for more information.

A Canadian Citizen originally from Ukraine, Nina Soyfer is trilingual (Ukrainian, English, Russian) and has integrated the European and Western practices of performance, academy, and research into a mindset of collaboration with educators, practitioners, scientists, and researchers sharing her desire to further improve the pedagogy, creation, practice, and performance of arts and other subject areas. She has teaching experience in private, community, post-secondary, and public school settings.


Soyfer, Nina. 2016. “Integrated Arts Pedagogy and Philosophy.” Canada: York University. http://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/handle/10315/32252 (accessed January 12, 2017).

Soyfer, Nina. “Semitone Tonality Shift Characteristic of Barvinsky’s Style As Exemplified by his Piano Preludes Op. 8, Nos. 1 and 4” In International Journal of Contemporary Composition (IJCC) Vol., 3, 2012, pp. 23-51, ISSN 2304-4098   (Dec. 2012)

Master’s Research Paper “Homage to Vasyl Barvinsky and His Five Piano Preludes” (Summer 2010)

Videos of PhD (Integrated Arts Pedagogy and Philosophy) and Masters (Homage to Vasyl Barvinsky) Projects: