I will be presenting five sessions at the World Conference of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) this July in Brazil. The first will be a policy paper with Daniel Hellman of Missouri State University about social justice commitment levels of music education students. This presentation will take place at the pre-conference policy seminar in Natal, Brazil before travelling to the main conference in Porto Alegre. In Porto Alegre, I’m chairing and presenting in a symposium on the use of informal and vernacular music making experiences in music teacher education including Frank Heuser (UCLA), Clint Randles (South Florida), and Sharon Davis (Loudon County Schools, Virginia). I’m also presenting in a symposium on social justice issues in music education with Daniel Hellman (Missouri State), Connie McKoy & Mark Dillon (North Carolina Greensboro), and Cindy Wagoner (East Carolina). Fourth and fifth, I’ll be presenting paper sessions on the use of technology in elementary-level band programs, and the use of alternative rehearsal strategies in secondary band programs. The latter two are collaborations with UNL music education Ph.D. student Danni Gilbert. Read the abstracts...
I’ve also been providing final edits for an in press book chapter on social justice in music teaching to appear in the next volume of Advances in Music Education Research.
Finally, I’ll be teaching the Woodwind Pedagogy and Literature course as part our on-campus master in music education program in June. I’ve also been instructing an assessment course online for Kent State University’s (Ohio) masters in music education degree.