Presentations

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2017 (November) – Create! Composition in Guitar, Keyboard, and Technology Classes. NAfME National In-service Conference. Grapevine, TX.

2017 (June) – Nurturing the pre-service music teacher songwriter. Association for Popular Music Education National Conference. Denver, CO.

2017 (June) – Luthiering 101: How to start building your own electric guitar. Association for Popular Music Education National Conference. Denver, CO.

2017 (March) – iPad technology for including students with disabilities in music activities. With Adam Goldberg. VSA Florida (International Organization on Arts and Disability). University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

2017 (January) – Composing in the large ensemble. Florida Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference. Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL.

2016 (November) – Changing the music education world, one teacher at a time: Innovation in teacher training. Xiamen Symposium. The Arts College of Xiamen University, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China.

2016 (July) – Bridges to Social Justice: Incorporating informal and vernacular musicianship into music teaching (Panel). International Society for Music Education World Conference. Glasgow, Scotland.

2016 (July) – The Modern Band movement and music teacher education in the United States: Where are we going? Where have we been? Music in the Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC) Pre-Conference of the International Society for Music Education World Conference. Dublin, Ireland.

2016 (June) – Relevance through education. College Music Society Summit on 21st Century Music School Design. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

2016 (March) – Bands, balls, and buses: Education in music in the United States. Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. England, UK.

2016 (March) – Evaluating Little Kids Rock and the Modern Band Movement in the United States: Implications of research and practice. Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE). University of London, England, UK.

2016 (January) – Using iPads With Students With Special Needs. Missouri Music Educators Association 2016 In-Service/Workshop. Osage Beach, MO.

2015 (November) – An evaluation of modern band: Popular music education, creativity, and student engagement. Ann Arbor Symposium IV. Ann Arbor, MI.

2015 (June) – Evaluating Little Kids Rock and the Modern Band Movement in the United States: Implications of research and practice. International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education. New Orleans, LA.

2015 (June) – The iPad band in live performance. Association for Popular Music Education Conference. University of Miami. Miami, FL.

2015 (February) – Consensual assessment technique and the measurement of creativity in music education. International Society for Assessment in Music Education. Williamsburg, VA.

2015 (January) – Evaluating Little Kids Rock and the Modern Band Movement in the United States: A first exploration. Interdisciplinary Colloquy to Understand Creativity. University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2014 (September) – Edison “sound objects” and STEAM entrepreneurialism in Tampa, Florida. Creativities, Musicalities, and Entrepreneurships. London, UK.

2014 (August) – USF and the Modern Band Movement. Modern Band Symposium. Ft. Collins, CO.

2014 (July) – Examining the place of vernacular musicianship in pre-service music teacher education. 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014 (July) – Consensual assessment technique and the measurement of small group creativity in music education. 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014 (July) – Broadening expertise: Incorporating informal and vernacular musicianship in music teacher education. With Dale Bazan, Sharon Davis, and Frank Heuser. 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014 (July) – Music in schools and teacher education: Exemplary approaches and future directions. With Julie Ballantyne, Alex Ruthmann, Eva Saether, and Cleniece Owino. 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014 (July) – Music teacher identities: Research directions and challenges. With Jullie Ballantyne, Dawn Bennett, Eddy Chong, Cynthia Wagoner, and Gareth Dylan Smith. 31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Porto Alegre, Brazil.

2014 (July) – “I can do it!”: Using iPads in musical performance with students with special needs.31st International Society for Music Education World Conference. Music in Special Education, Music Therapy, and Music Medicine Commission. Curitiba, Brazil.

2014 (April) – Creative performance chamber ensemble: Putting ideas into practice. National Association for Music Education National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

2014 (April) – “I’m a good musician”: iPad musical performance and students with special needs. National Association for Music Education National Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

2014 (April) – Opening doors: iPad musical creativity and the special needs student. SEMPRE (Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research) – Researching Music, Education, Technology: Critical Insights. London, UK.

2013 (February) – Touch: USF iPad Ensemble. Ti:ME National Conference/TMEA State Conference. San Antonio, TX.

2013 (September) – Creativity in music teaching and learning. Mid-State Music Teachers Association. Florida College, Temple Terrace, Florida.

2013 (May) – From Donald Pond to George Martin: What the teacher as music producer metaphor might mean for early childhood music education. Educating the Creative Mind Conference. Kean University. Union, New Jersey.

2013 (April) – Understanding creative identity in United States and Finland pre-service music teachers. Eighth International Music Education Research Conference. Exeter, United Kingdom.

2013 (April) – Music teacher as writer and producer. Pedagogy and Culture: Music and Education Across Cultures. London, United Kingdom.

2013 (February) – Navigating the future. Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium IX, Navigating the Future. Tampa, Florida.

2013 (February) – Making a difference: Group creativity in higher education. With Maud Hickey, Xander Koops, David Stringham, and Linda Thornton. Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium IX, Navigating the Future. Tampa, Florida.

2012 (November) – What can George Martin teach us about being a music teacher? 55th National Conference of the College Music Society. San Diego, California.

2012 (November) – Is it the technology? Challenging technological determinism in music education. With S. Alex Ruthmann, Matt Thibeault, and Evan Tobias. Association for Technology in Music Instruction and The College Music Society. San Diego, California.

2012 (November) – Creative performance chamber ensemble: Putting ideas into practice. Association for Technology in Music Instruction and The College Music Society. San Diego, California.

2012 (June) – Understanding our-‘self’, place, and space: A cultural psychology perspective on identity and the future of the profession. MayDay Group Colloquium 24: The Aims of Education. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan.

2012 (March) – Creative identity in United States and Finland Pre-Service Music Teachers. 2012 Biennial Music Educators National Conference. St. Louis, Missouri.

2012 (January) – Covering popular music in the wind band: Possibilities for the future. Florida Music Educator Association Conference. Tampa, Florida.

2011 (October) – Recording arts: Possibilities for music education. New Directions in Music Education: Revitalizing Middle and High School Music. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan.

2011 (June) – Teacher as writer and producer. 7th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan.

2011 (June) – “What is a good musician?”: An analysis of student beliefs. Leading Music Education International Conference. The University of Western Ontario. London, Ontario, Canada.

2011 (March) – Covering popular music in the wind band setting. CARMU – 3rd Conference on Music Learning and Teaching. Oakland University. Rochester, Michigan.

2010 (August) – Recorder hero: Incorporating popular music in the classroom. 29th ISME World Conference. Beijing, China.

2010 (August) – A cross-cultural comparison of creative identity among pre-service music teachers in the United States and United Kingdom. With Gareth Dylan Smith. 29th ISME World Conference. Beijing, China.

2010 (June) – Response to “Deliberate practice: Implications for empirical research” by Peter Miksza. Eighth International Philosophy of Music Education Symposium. Sibelius Academy. Helsinki, Finland.

2010 (March) – Student composers’ expressed meaning of composition with regard to culture. Educating the Creative Mind: Developing Capacities for the Future. An International Conference for Educators. Kean University. Union, New Jersey.

2010 (February) – Encouraging creativity in the music curriculum: Perspectives on the identities of pre-service music teachers in the UK and US. With Gareth Dylan Smith. Music Education: A Vision for the Future. International Conference. University of Helwan. Cairo, Egypt.

2009 (April) – What is a good musician?: An analysis of student beliefs within a school culture. Third Biennial Symposium for Research in Music Teaching and Learning.  Denton, Texas.

2009 (February) – Creative cultures of participants of a state honors composition concert. Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium VII-International Conference. Tampa, Florida.

2009 (January) – The super-culture of children’s musical creativity: What can teachers learn from participants of Michigan’s honors composition concert? Michigan Music Conference. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2007 (April) – The relationship of compositional experiences of high school instrumentalists to music self-efficacy. Second Biennial Symposium for Research in Music Teaching and Learning. Denton, Texas.

Invited Spoken Presentations

2013 (July) – Conceiving of Change in School Music Education. School of Music, University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana, IL.

2012 (November) – Expanding Curricula for Public School Music. Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.

2012 (April) – Creativity and peak performance. Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.

2012 (April) – Measurement of creative identity in music. Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

2011 (February) – An exploration of music teacher socialization in the United States. Institute of Education, University of London. London, UK.

2011 (February) – Creative identity in music teaching and learning. Cambridge University. Cambridge, UK.