Gilbert named associate professor of practice in music education at the Glenn Korff School of Music
calendar icon24 Apr 2018
Danni Gilbert will begin her appointment as associate professor of practice in music education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in August 2018.
Prior to her appointment at Nebraska, Gilbert served as assistant professor of music at Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. While at Doane, she taught courses in music education, supervised practicum and student teaching field experiences, and directed the pep band. In addition, Gilbert teaches online graduate music education courses for Kent State University. Formerly, Gilbert has held positions at Iowa Western Community College, the College of Saint Mary, and Blair Community Schools.
“We are delighted to welcome Danni Gilbert to our faculty,” said Sergio H. Ruiz, professor and director of the Glenn Korff School of Music. “Her exceptional experience teaching at the collegiate level, experience teaching in the Nebraska public schools, and research in incorporating technology in music education are an exciting addition to our stellar music education faculty. Her student-centered approach to teaching is engaging and will be a welcome addition to our program.”
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Gilbert received her bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She received her master’s degree in saxophone performance and her Ph.D. in music education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
“Because I completed all of my graduate work at UNL, the opportunity to come back and be a part of the faculty is a rewarding, incredible homecoming for me,” Gilbert said. “The Glenn Korff School of Music is such a special place to me because of the caring and capable people that fill it. I am honored to count my former mentors among my colleagues and friends, and am especially eager to help prepare our future music educators. There is truly no place like Nebraska!”
Active in various forms of creativity and research, Gilbert’s articles have been published in journals such as the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Music Educators Journal, the Journal of Music, Technology and Education, and the Arts Education Policy Review. She also enjoys presenting at professional conferences, and her work has been most recently accepted at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference as well as the International Society for Technology in Education international conference.
Gilbert’s research interests include adapting music instruction for the 21st century, using technology to enhance teaching and learning for all students, increasing student motivation in school music programs, and strengthening music teacher preparation. In addition, Gilbert has performed as a saxophonist with the Omaha Symphony since 2009.