Curriculum Vitae

Education

1999

Eastman School of Music

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Ph.D.

Major: Music Education

Dissertation: A theory of collaborative music education between higher education and urban public schools. (Advisor: Donna Brink Fox, Ph.D.) Nominated for “Outstanding Dissertation Award,” Council for Research in Music Education

 

1990

State University College at Oswego, Oswego, NY

C.A.S., Certificate of Advanced Study: Instructional Administration (Secondary Principal; Curriculum Specialist)

 

1983

Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, CT

M.M.Ed.

Major: Music Education

Supporting Areas: Conducting, Wind Literature

 

1980

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

B.F.A.

Major: Music Education (Magna Cum Laude)

Major: Music Performance—Trumpet (Magna Cum Laude)

Specializations

School/College Collaboration

Qualitative Research Procedures

Music Administration

Foundations of Music Education

Arts/Music Education Policy

Conducting & Wind Literature

Instrumental Music Education

Beginning Music Teacher Induction, Support and Evaluation

Music Learning Theory

Assessment Practices in Music Learning

Student Teacher Supervision

Professional Experience

Michigan State University

 

2012-2017 Chair, Music Education Area

 

2009 Fall Acting Chair, Music Education Area

 

2006 Associate Professor of Music Education, with tenure

 

2003-2006 Assistant Professor of Music Education

 

Coordinator of Music Student Teaching Program

 

Courses taught:

Principles of Music Education

Teaching Instrumental Music

Student Teaching Seminar & Supervision

Seminar in Music Curriculum & Methodology

Research in Music Education & Therapy

Qualitative Research in Music Education

Seminar in College Music Teaching

Graduate Seminar in Instrumental Conducting

 

 

Responsibilities:

• Teach undergraduate and graduate music education courses

• Advise masters and doctoral research

• Coordinate student teaching program in music

• Serve as liaison to College of Education and Teacher Education program

• Supervise student teachers

• Establish and maintain effective relationships with public schools

 

 

University of Connecticut

 

2001-2003 Coordinator of Music Education

Director of Three Summer Music Masters Degree Program

 

Responsibilities:

• Leadership of Summer Graduate Program, including hiring of faculty, program articulation, budget, marketing and advertising

• Administration of Music Education program, including assignment of faculty course loads, student advising, administration and coordination of student teaching program, collaboration with School of Education, membership on Music Department Executive Committee

 

 

2000-2003 Assistant Professor of Music Education

 

Courses taught:

Instrumental Music Methods

Introduction to Music Education

Seminar/Clinic in Music Education

Assessment Practices in Music Education

Introduction to Research in Music Education

Student Teaching Seminar & Supervision

 

Responsibilities:

• Advise graduate research

• Advise undergraduate music education majors

• Supervise student teachers

• Establish and maintain effective relationships with public schools

 

 

Connecticut State Education Department

 

2000-2002 Scholar-In-Residence for Music for Connecticut’s BEST (Beginning Educator Support and Training) Program

 

Responsibilities:

• Supervise evaluation of professional teaching portfolios

• Participate in benchmarking and standard setting activities

• Develop interactive web-based distance learning modules

 

 

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

1998-2000 Assistant Professor of School and Community Music Education

 

1997-1998 Instructor of Music Education

 

Courses taught:

Secondary General Music Methods

Secondary Instrumental Music Methods

Elementary Instrumental Music Methods

Introduction to Music Education

History & Philosophy of Music Education

 

Responsibilities:

• Advise graduate research

• Coordinate Eastman-Rochester Partnership (collaborative project with Rochester City School District)

• Supervise woodwind methods Teaching Assistants

• Advise collegiate chapter of MENC: The National Association for Music Education

• Produce department newsletters

• Create and maintain department web site

 

 

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

1998-2000 Director of Wind Activities,

Assistant Professor of Music

 

1995-2000 Director, Symphonic Wind Ensemble

 

Courses taught:

Campus Music Program Symphonic Wind Ensemble

 

Responsibilities:

• Conduct and instruct wind ensemble

• Coordinate chamber winds program

• Coach small ensembles

 

 

Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 

1996-1997 Ensemble Coordinator

 

1993-1996 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Departments of Music Education and Conducting & Ensembles

 

Courses taught:

Secondary General Music Methods

Secondary Instrumental Music Methods

Basic Conducting

 

Responsibilities:

• Supervise student teachers

• Advise collegiate chapter of MENC: The National Association for Music Education

• Guest Conductor, Eastman Wind Orchestra

• Organize and coordinate all aspects of the wind and string instrument performance ensembles

 

 

Fulton City School District, Fulton, NY

 

1983-1993 Director of Bands and Music Department Facilitator

 

1991-1992 Assistant Principal

 

Courses Taught:

High School Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band

Instrumental lessons, grades 7-12

High school music theory

Music In Our Lives (state-mandated music course)

Elementary general music classes

 

Responsibilities:

• Administrative duties, including coordination and articulation of curricular music program, budgeting, scheduling, administrative liaison, supervision of staff, public and community relations

 

 

Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

 

1981-1983 Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Music Education

 

Courses taught:

Brass Class, Laboratory Band

 

Responsibilities:

• Assistant Conductor, Hartt Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

• Coordinate the Instrumental Lab School (grades 4-8)

• Supervise student teachers

 

 

Fairport Central Schools, Fairport, NY

 

1980-1981 Instrumental Music Teacher

 

Courses taught:

Junior High School Concert Band

Instrumental lessons, grades 5-12

Senior High School Jazz Band (Assistant Director)

Publications

Dissertation:

 

Robinson, M. (1999). A theory of collaborative music education between higher education and urban public schools. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

 

Chapters/Sections in Books—In Press:

 

Robinson, M. (in press). Music Teaching and Learning in a Time of Reform. In Theoharis, G. and Brooks, J. (Eds.), What Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools. NY: Teachers College Press.

 

Robinson, M. (in press). Changing the Conversation: Considering Quality in Music Education Qualitative Research. In Conway, C. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education. NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Robinson, M. (in press). The Politics of Publication: Voices, Venues and Ethics. In Conway, C. (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education. NY: Oxford University Press.

 

Chapters/Sections in Books:

 

Robinson, M. (2006). Issues contributing to the creation and sustainability of educational collaborations. In Frierson-Campbell, C. (Ed.), Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, Vol. 2: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Education.

 

Robinson, M. (2003). Part 2: Induction. Chapter 3: State sponsored induction programs: Connecticut’s BEST program. In Conway, C. (Ed.), Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction. Reston, VA: MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

 

Robinson, M. (2003). Part 4: Critical Issues. Chapter 1: Assistance versus assessment. In Conway, C. (Ed.), Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction. Reston, VA: MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

 

Robinson, M. (2003). Part 4: Critical Issues. Chapter 2: The mentor-mentee match: Preserving tradition or driving the profession? In Conway, C. (Ed.), Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction. Reston, VA: MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

 

Robinson, M. (2003). Part 4: Critical Issues. Chapter 3: The teacher shortage versus alternative routes to certification. In Conway, C. (Ed.), Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction. Reston, VA: MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

 

 

Articles Published in Research Journals—Refereed:

 

Robinson, M. (2010). From the Band Room to the General Music Classroom: Why Instrumentalists Choose to Teach General Music. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 185, 33-48.

 

__________. (2008). From Competition to Collaboration: Lessons from the “Second Chair.” Research Studies in Music Education, 30, (2), 202-208.

 

__________. (2005). The impact of beginning music teacher assessment on the assessors: Notes from experienced teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 164, 49-60.

 

__________. (2005). A tensegretic theory of school-college collaboration in music education. Arts Education Policy Review, 106, (3), 9-18.

 

Conway, C., Robinson, M., Smith, M. V., Krueger, P, & Haack, P. (2002). Beginning Music Teacher Mentor and Induction Policies: A Cross-State Perspective. Arts Education Policy Review, 104, (2), 9-17.

 

__________. (2001). From “Occasional Visitors” to Professional Development Partnership: The Evolution of an Instrumental Music Methods Course. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 11, (1), 21-26.

 

__________. (1998). A Collaboration Model for School and Community Music Education. Arts Education Policy Review, 100 (2), 32-39.

 

__________. (1998). “Pen-Pals, E-Journals, and Web Sites, Oh My!”: Building a music education community through technology. Proceedings of the Fifth International Technological Directions in Music Learning Conference, 5, 128-129.

 

__________. (1997). “Band”: A qualitative study of students’ perceptions of the high school band experience [Abstract]. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 131, 38-39.

 

__________. (1995). Student assessment of select ensemble festivals. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 14 (1), 16-19.

 

__________. (1994). Whole music: Integrating music and whole language. Southeastern Journal of Music Education, 6, 37-45.

 

 

Articles Published in Professional Journals—Refereed:

 

Robinson, M. (2002). Programming for the Standards: Singing. Connecticut Music Educators Association News, 53 (3), 20-23.

 

__________. (2001). The Apprentice Adjudication Project: A Music Education Apprenticeship Model. Teaching Music, 9, (2), 44-49.

 

__________. (1998). Making Beautiful Music Together. American School Board Journal, 185, (11), 30-33.

 

__________. (1997). A progressive repertoire: The English folk song genre. Journal of The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, 4, 31-52.

 

__________. (1996). To sing or not to sing: Incorporating vocalization in the instrumental rehearsal. Music Educators Journal, 83 (1), 17-21, 47.

 

__________. (1995). Alternative assessment techniques for teachers. Music Educators Journal, 81(5), 28-34.

 

__________. (1995). Alternative assessment techniques for teachers. The Recorder: Ontario Music Educators Association Journal, 37/3&4, 105-111.

 

__________. (1995). J. S. Bach as teacher: The Clavier-Büchlein; Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and Anna Magdalena Bach. American Music Teacher, April/May, 18-21, 95.

 

__________. (1983). Toward a balanced junior high school band repertoire. Connecticut Music Educators Association News, 33-36.

 

 

Articles Published in Professional Journals—Invited:

 

Conway, C., Robinson, M., Smith, M. V., Krueger, P, & Haack, P. (2003). Beginning Music Teacher Mentor and Induction Policies: The Policy Perspective. Michigan Music Educator, 40, (3), 27-29. Excerpt reprinted by permission of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation. Originally published in Arts Education Policy Review by Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St. NW, Washington, DC.

 

Robinson, M. (2003). Programming for the Standards: Singing. Marshall (MI) Music News, May 2003. Reprinted by permission of the Connecticut Music Educators Association News.

 

__________. (2001). (Contributor) Competing for Ratings: Is It a Good Idea? Teaching Music, 8, (6), 20-25.

 

__________. (1995). Towards a progressive band repertoire. Band Director’s Guide Magazine, 9(3), 10-12.

 

__________. (1994). The old switcharound. Band Director’s Guide Magazine, 9(1), 48-49.

 

__________. (1993). An open(house) rehearsal. BandWorld Magazine, 8(5), 20.

 

__________. (1993). Scaling the “ivory tower”: How to work more effectively with your local college or university. Music Educators Journal, 80(1), 52-53.

 

__________. (1993). Whole music. School Music News, 56(8), 36-38.

 

__________. (1992). Business practices for the band room. The Instrumentalist, 47(2), 112.

 

 

Arrangements/Transcriptions:

 

Anonymous. (1995). Four Renaissance Dances. (Arranged for Brass Quartet by M. Robinson). San Rafael, CA: Solid Brass Music Company.

 

Dvorak, A. (1995). Slavonic Dance, Opus 46, No. 6. (Arranged for Brass Quintet by M. Robinson). San Rafael, CA: Solid Brass Music Company.

 

Grainger, P. A. (1995). Early One Morning. (Arranged for Brass Quintet by M. Robinson). San Rafael, CA: Solid Brass Music Company.

 

Bach, J. S. (1994). O Head, All Bruised and Wounded. (Transcribed for Concert Band by M. Robinson). BandWorld Magazine, 10(1), 17-34.

Presentations

Paper Presentations for National Organizations—Refereed:

 

Robinson, M. (2010, May). Reasons Instrumentalists Give for Choosing to Teach General Music. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

 

__________. (2009, February). From the Band Room to the General Music Classroom: Why Instrumentalists Choose to Teach General Music. Presentation at the Desert Skies Research Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 

__________. (2008, April). Mentoring That Works: New Models and Promising Practices. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference In-Service Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Braxton, S. & M. Robinson. (2008, February). Accessibility to School Music Instruction for African-American Music Education Majors: A Multiple Case Study. Presentation at the 2nd Narrative Inquiries in Music Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Robinson, M. & S. Snow. (2007, September). Planning to Learn/Learning to Plan. Presentation at the 2nd biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

Robinson, M. (2007, March). Assistance vs. Assessment in Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Support: Can They Coexist? Presentation at Integrating Curriculum, Theory, and Practice: A Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, FL.

 

__________. (2007, March). Everything You Never Learned in Methods Class—And Why. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division In-Service Conference, Hartford, CT.

 

__________. (2006, April). The Theory of Tensegrity and School-College Collaboration in Music Education. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

__________. (2006, April). Tensegrity and School/College Collaboration in Music Education. Presentation at the Narrative Inquiries in Music Education Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

__________. (2005, December). Making the Grade: Current Trends in Music Assessment. Presentation at the annual meeting of The Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

__________. (2005, November). The Impact of Beginning Music Teacher Assessment on the Assessors: Notes from Experienced Teachers. Presentation at the annual meeting of The College Music Society, Quebec City, Quebec, CA.

 

Robinson, M. (2005, April). The Impact of Beginning Music Teacher Assessment on the Assessors: Notes from Experienced Teachers. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, CA.

 

__________. (2005, March). The Janus Scenario: Issues in Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Support. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division In-Service Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

__________. (2004, April). Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: Mentoring and Supporting New Music Teachers. Special focus session at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference In-Service Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

 

__________. (2003, March). Issues in Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Support. In Rideout, R., Conkling, S., Walker, L., Robinson, M., & Stroker, R., Critical Issues in Music Teacher Preparation. Special focus session at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division In-Service Conference, Providence, RI.

 

__________. (2002, April). Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Mentoring: A Snapshot of Current Practice. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

__________. (2001, April). From “Occasional Visitors” to Professional Development Partnership: The Evolution of an Instrumental Music Methods Course. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

 

__________. (2001, February). From “Occasional Visitors” to Professional Development Partnership: The Evolution of an Instrumental Music Methods Course. Presentation at the Desert Skies Research Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

 

__________. (2000, November). A Theory of Collaborative Music Education Between Higher Education and Urban Public Schools. Presentation at the annual meeting of the College Music Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 

__________. (2000, April). A New Theory of School/College Collaboration in Music Education. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

 

__________. (1999, February). Concert Programming for the Standards. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference, Eastern Region Conference, New York, NY.

 

__________. (1998, November). Community Arts Education Partnerships. Presentation at the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts Conference, Dallas, TX.

 

__________. (1998, April). Developing a New Model of Urban Music Education Through a College-School Partnership. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

 

__________. (1998, January). Pen-Pals, E-Journals, and Web Sites, Oh, My!”: Building a Music Education Community Through Technology. Presentation at the Technological Directions in Music Learning Conference, San Antonio, TX.

 

__________. (1996, May). “Band”: A Qualitative Study of Students’ Perceptions of the High School Band Experience. Paper presented at the Qualitative Methodologies in Music Education Research Conference II, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.

 

__________. (1995, April). The Apprentice Adjudication Project: A music education apprenticeship model. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the Music Educators National Conference, Eastern Region Conference, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1994, July). Portfolio assessment in music. Presentation at the American String Teachers Association Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

__________. (1994, May). Whole music: Integrating music and whole language. Paper presented at the Southeastern Music Education Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

 

Paper Presentations for Local and State Meetings:

 

Robinson, M. (2010, November). Making the Grade: The First Year of Teaching and Beyond. Presentation at the Virginia Music Educators Conference, Norfolk, VA.

 

__________. (2010, November). What We Know about Guiding Young Teachers. Presentation at the Virginia Music Educators Conference, Norfolk, VA.

 

__________. (2010, November). You Can Do It! We Can Help. Presentation at the Virginia Music Educators Conference, Norfolk, VA.

 

__________. (2010, November). Professional Partnerships. Presentation at the Virginia Music Educators Conference, Norfolk, VA.

 

__________. (2010, January). Planning to Learn; Learning to Plan. Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

__________. (2009, January). Chamber Music in the School Music Program. Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

__________. (2008, January). Baby Steps to Giant Steps: Beginning Activities in Improvisation for School Bands. Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

__________. (2007, January). No Child Left Behind in the Music Classroom: What Does it Really Mean? Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

__________. (2006, January). Everything You Never Learned in Methods Class; And Why. Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

__________. (2005, January). Making the Grade: Current Trends in Assessment. Presentation at the Michigan Music Educators Association Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

__________. (2004, January). Great Beginnings for Music Teachers: Mentoring and Supporting New Music Teachers. Presentation at the Michigan Music Educators Association Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

__________. (2004, January). Concert Band Programming for the Standards. Presentation at the Michigan Music Educators Association Conference, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

__________. (2003, November). The Evolution of an Instrumental Music Methods Course. The New Directions in Instrumental Music Education Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

 

__________. (2002, April). Concert Band Programming for the Standards. Presentation at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference, Hartford, CT.

 

__________. (1997, November). Developing a New Model of Urban Music Education Through a College-School Partnership. Presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY.

 

__________. (1995, November). An Introduction to Portfolio Assessment in Music. Presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY.

 

__________. (1994, November). The Concert is Over—Now What?: Student Evaluation of Select Ensemble Festivals and Guest Conductors. Paper presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Norfolk, VA.

 

 

Invited Responses/Sessions/Workshops/Talks:

 

Robinson, M. (2009, October). Time and Change in College Teaching—Joys and Challenges in Early, Mid, and Late Career. Panel member, Conference on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

 

__________. (2008, June). Planning to Learn/Learning to Plan: Teaching as Improvisation. Presentation at the 2008 Michigan State University Conducting Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

 

__________. (2007, October). The Pitfalls and Promises of Music Education in the Accountability Era. Chautauqua County Music Educators Association.

 

__________. (2007, June). Chamber Music in Music Education. Presentation at the 2007 Michigan State University Conducting Symposium, East Lansing, MI.

 

__________. (2006, October). The Tension Between Accuracy and Cultural Context. [Response to the paper Transcribing Caribbean and African-American folk-choral styles for contemporary performance: From field recording to the concert hall by Thomas Malone, Boston University]. Discussant, Toward Tanglewood II: Global Impact on Music Education
 Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

 

__________. (2006, October). Credibility, Caring & Collaboration: Issues in Music Education Policy. [Response to the paper Power and Policy in the Arts: “Who Calls the Shots?”, by Karen L. Wolff, University of Michigan]. Panel member, Conference on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

 

__________. (2005, November). Taking Charge of Your Professional Development: Building Your Own Mentoring. Presentation at “Early Careers Conference” of the Michigan Music Educators Association and Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

__________. (2005, November). Making the Grade: Current Trends in Music Assessment. Inservice presentation to Greenville Music Department, Greenville, MI.

 

__________. (2005, September). Making the Grade: Current Trends in Music Assessment. Inservice presentation to Traverse City Music Department, Traverse City, MI.

 

__________. (2005, September). Programming for the Standards. Inservice presentation to Traverse City Music Department, Traverse City, MI.

 

__________. (2004, November). Issues in Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Support. Keynote address at the “Early Careers Conference” of the Michigan Music Educators Association and Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

__________. (2004, November). Getting the Most From Your Mentor. Presentation at the “Early Careers Conference” of the Michigan Music Educators Association and Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

__________. (2004, November). Driving the Profession: Mentoring for Change. Presentation at the “Early Careers Conference” of the Michigan Music Educators Association and Michigan School Vocal Music Association, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

 

__________. (2004, October). Focus on the Master’s Degree in Music Education. Panel member, Conference on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

 

__________. (2003, February). Beginning Music Teacher Induction and Mentoring: Issues and Recommendations. Presentation for the Executive Committee meeting of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association, North Kingstown, RI.

 

__________. (2002, April). Praxis Preparation Workshop. Presentation at the Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference, Hartford, CT.

 

__________. (2002, March). Issues in Music Aptitude Testing and Measurement. Presentation for the Hartford Public Schools Music Department, Hartford, CT.

 

__________. (2001, November). Music Learning Theory and Music Aptitude Testing. Presentation for the Plainville School District Music Department, Plainville, CT.

 

__________. (2001, April). Connecticut’s Beginning Educator Support and Training Program. Presentation for the Music Education Graduate Student Seminar at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (2001, March). Topics in Jazz Program Design. University of Connecticut Jazz Festival Directors Workshop, Storrs, CT.

 

__________. (1999, September). The TEMPO Project. Presentation for the Texaco Foundation, Houston, TX.

 

__________. (1999, March). The Eastman-Rochester Partnership. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Marie and Joseph Wilson Foundation, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1997, December). An Introduction to Portfolio Assessment and Technology Applications in Music. Presentation for the Brighton (NY) Central Schools Music Department.

 

__________. (1997, October). Eastman Initiatives: Arts Leadership and Music Education. Presentation at the Eastman School of Music Alumni Reunion, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1996, March). New Trends in Alternative Assessment in Music. Presentation for the Pittsford (NY) Central Schools Music Department.

 

 

Panel Presentations:

 

Robinson, M. (2010, May). Coordinator for Student Panel. Panel presentation at the inaugural meeting of Establishing Identity: LGBT Studies and Music Education. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

Taggart, C., Robinson, M., Draves, T., Koops, L. & Kruse, N. (2009, September). In the Voices of Our New Colleagues: The Role of the Doctoral Program in the Socialization of Music Teacher Educators. Presentation at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

Robinson, M., Austin, J., Bauer, W., Bryant, D. & Walls, K. (2009, September). A Panel Discussion on the State of Online Graduate Programs in Music Teacher Education. Presentation at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

__________. (2009, September). Graduate Research Forum. Panel participation at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

__________. (2007, September). Graduate Research Forum. Panel participation at the 2nd biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

Taggart, C., Robinson, M., Palac, J. & Taggart, B. (2005, September). Collaboration Between a Community Music School and a Music Education Program. Presentation at the inaugural biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

Conway, C., Robinson, M., & Smith, M. V. (2005, September). The Professional Development of Music Teachers. Presentation at the 1st biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

__________. (2005, September). Graduate Research Forum. Panel participation at the 1st biennial meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

__________. (2000, March). Will Calvin and Carol Be Able to Teach at Your School?: Pre-Student Teaching Field Experiences in Music Education. Panel presentation at the biennial meeting of the MENC: The National Association for Music Education National Conference, Washington, DC.

 

__________. (1999, October). New Structures for String Teaching and Learning. Panel chair, The Eastman Symposium: String Teaching and Playing in the New Century, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1999, May). Issues in Professional Development. Panel member, Working and Learning Together: Collaborating for Excellence in Education; conference sponsored by the University of Rochester Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1999, February). Music Literacy and the National Standards: Is There a Match for Urban Education? Panel member, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Eastern Region Conference, New York, NY.

 

__________. (1996, December). Exploring the Relationship Between the School Music Teacher and the Private Studio Teacher. Panel member, New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY.

 

 

Poster Presentations:

 

__________. (1999, November). Linking the Community, the Schools, and the University: Principles of Effective School-College Collaboration. Poster presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Rochester, NY.

 

__________. (1999, April). Rebuilding America’s Musical Cities: Linking the Community, the Schools, and the University. Poster presentation at the Charles Fowler Colloquium on Innovation in Arts Education, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

 

__________. (1996, December). The Apprentice Adjudication Project: A music education apprenticeship model. Poster presentation at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference, Kiamesha Lake, NY.

 

 

Media and Social Media Coverage

  • http://www.mitchellrobinson.net: My blog, which was begun in February 2015, covers issues related to education and music education policy. As of August 2016, the blog had attracted more than 95,000 page views.

April 20, 2017: My piece on the dangers of teacher silencing for "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog was republished on Diane Ravitch's blog: https://dianeravitch.net/2017/04/20/mitchell-robinson-the-danger-of-silencing-teachers/

April 15, 2017: My piece on closing schools was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

April 13, 2017: My essay on teacher silencing was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

April 12, 2017: My article on the loss of teacher voice was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. This post went viral, and has received nearly 10,000 page views.

April 8, 2017: My article on the inequities between wealthy and poor schools was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

March 19, 2017: My essay on the inadequacy of Big Data in education policy was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

March 14, 2017: My essay on school choice was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

March 9, 2017: My essay on political stereotypes was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

March 3, 2017: My essay on Betsy DeVos was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

March , 2017: My essay on school closings in Michigan was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 25, 2017: My essay on school vouchers in Michigan was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 23, 2017: My essay on Betsy DeVos' remarks at a CPAC meeting was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 21, 2017: My essay on the "social contract" being broken was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 9, 2017: My essay on the value of the arts in education was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 7, 2017: My remarks on what teachers can do in the wake of the DeVos confirmation were published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 5, 2017: My commentary on educational values was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 4, 2017: My commentary on educational values was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

February 2, 2017: An essay that I co-authored on Betsy DeVos with T. Jameson Brewer, The Empress Has No Clothes, was published by the Huffington Post, a major online news provider.

January 29, 2017: My post on astro turf political groups was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

January 22, 2017: My essay on Betsy DeVos was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

January 21, 2017: My essay on Donald Trump's remarks was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

January 15, 2017: My essay on school vouchers was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

January 14, 2017: My essay on Betsy DeVos was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

January 14, 2017: My essay on the value of teaching experience was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 31, 2016: My essay on my hopes for education in the New Year was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 27, 2016: My essay on school vouchers was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 24, 2016: My essay on national standards in music was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 17, 2016: My essay on Betsy DeVos was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 16, 2016: My essay on charter school scandals in Michigan was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 9, 2016: My essay on the manufactured teacher shortage was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 8, 2016: My essay on education policy was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

December 5, 2016: My analysis on how Betsy DeVos came to be Secretary of Education was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. This post went viral, and has attracted  over 2600 page views.

December 2, 2016: My analysis on school choice was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

November 25, 2016: My essay on the DeVos family was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

November 23, 2016: My essay on the nomination of Betsy DeVos was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. This piece went viral, attracting over 6000 page views.

November 20, 2016: My essay on Mike Pence was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. This post drew nearly 3000 page views.

November 12, 2016: My essay on Donald Trump was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. This post drew over 3400 page views.

November 5, 2016: My post on Matt Lauer's partnership with Shinola in Detroit was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. 

November 1, 2016: My post on the presidential campaign was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. 

October 31, 2016: My post on privilege in music education was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog. 

October 1, 2016: My essay on the charter school "debate" for "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog was republished on Diane Ravitch's blog: https://dianeravitch.net/2016/10/01/mitchell-robinson-the-charter-debate-is-over/

September 20, 2016: My essay on education reform issues was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog: http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/09/the-paradoxical-world-of-education-reform.html

September 12, 2016: My essay on education policy was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog: http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/09/sorry-when-it-comes-to-education-policy-this-is-personal.html

September 11, 2016: My essay on charter school funding issues was republished on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog: http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/09/charter-school-funding-fiascos-misplaced-priorities-and-warped-values.html

September 8, 2016: My essay on the similarities between private prisons and charter schools was republished on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog.

August 21, 2016: My essay on the similarities between private prisons and charter schools was republished on Diane Ravitch's blog, the most widely read education-related blog on the Internet.

June 29, 2016: My essay on the Educational Testing Service's NOTE was picked up by Diane Ravitch, who publishes the most widely read education-related blog in the profession.

My essay on the fallacies of school choice policy was published on "Eclectablog," a Michigan political blog: http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/04/guest-post-education-reformers-school-choice-is-a-false-choice.html

I'm very excited to have my first publication in the LA Progressive! I’ve admired this publication for a long time, and am thrilled to have one of my articles appear on their website.

My post on recent changes to teacher evaluation in Michigan, and their negative impact on music teachers, was reposted on Diane Ravitch's blog here.

  • My guest post, Hey Great Lakes Education Project: Got Integrity?, was published on one of my favorite political websites, Eclectablog! Chris Savage does a great job of keeping Michigan's citizens informed about what's happening in the state's political scene, and it's an honor to have my essay shared on this venue.

 

 

Doctoral Advising

Committee Chair and Dissertation Advisor, Michigan State University:

 

Bernadette Berthellotte, Ph.D.; instrumental conducting cognate, (co-chair with Cynthia Taggart), December 2007: Co-operating Teachers’ and Student Teachers’ Expectations about Instrumental Music Student Teaching in an Ontario Placement.

 

Tami Jones Draves, Ph.D.; instrumental conducting cognate, May 2008: Nurturing our Future Colleagues: Cooperating Music Teachers’ Relationships with their Student Teachers. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.)

 

Nathan Kruse, Ph.D.; instrumental conducting cognate, May 2007: Andragogy and Music: Canadian and American Models of Music Learning Among Adults. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX.)

 

Steven Oare, Ph.D.; instrumental conducting cognate, July 2007: Goals and Self-Assessment in the Middle School Learner: A Study of Music Practice Habits. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at Wichita State University, Wichita, KA.)

 

Bridget Sweet, Ph.D.; choral conducting cognate (co-chair with Sandra Snow), January 2009: SPAM: Singing Produces Awesome Miracles: A Case Study of the Kinawa Middle School Choir. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.)

 

Janice Waldron, Ph.D.; instrumental conducting cognate, May 2006: The Transmission of Irish Traditional Music at the Celtic College in Goderich, Ontario, Canada: An Ethnographic Case Study. (Current position: Associate professor of music education at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, CAN.)

 

Carolyn Cruse, Ph.D.; choral conducting cognate, 2010: Inspiration in the Moment: A Case Study of Improvisational Teaching in the Choral Rehearsal Context. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education and Associate director of choral activities at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.)

 

Julie Hagen, Ph.D.; choral conducting cognate, 2011; Mentoring Through Collaboration: Investigating the Impact of a Teacher Research Project on the Cooperating Teacher/Student Teacher Relationship. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at Concordia College, MN.)

 

Carolyn Minear, Ph.D. candidate (choral conducting cognate)

 

 

Committee Member, Michigan State University:

 

Janet Brenneman, Ph.D.; choral conducting cognate, May 2007: Footsteps of my own: Gender issues that influence the formative experiences of exemplary women choral conductors. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN.)

 

Christina Hornbach, Ph.D., May 2005: Ah-eee-ah-eee-yah-eee, bum and pop, pop, pop: Teacher initiatives, teacher silence, and children's vocal responses in early childhood music classes. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at Hope College, Holland, MI.)

 

Sheri Jaffurs, Ph.D., May 2006: Lessons from a garage band: Informal venues for music making.

 

Lisa Koops, Ph.D., May 2006: Children's music making in The Gambia: Pathways to culturally informed music pedagogy. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.)

 

Melissa Mills, Ph. D.; choral conducting cognate, May 2008: The Effects of Participation in a Community Children’s Choir on Participants’ Identity: An Ethnographic Case Study. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.)

 

Nancy Conley, Ph.D. candidate (strings)

 

Robin Giebelhausen, Ph.D. candidate (creativity cognate)

 

Betty Anne Gottlieb, Ph. D. candidate (string conducting cognate)

 

Julie Kastner, Ph.D. candidate (early childhood)

 

Emil Kwak, Ph. D. (music therapy cognate), 2009

 

Terra Merrill, Ph. D. (music therapy cognate), 2011

 

Stephen Paparo, Ph.D. (choral conducting cognate), 2010: Embodying Singing in the Choral Classroom: A Somatic Approach to Teaching and Learning. (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.)

 

Christine Pollard, Ph. D. (music therapy cognate), 2011: (Current position: Assistant professor of music therapy at Appalachian State University.)

 

Trent Patterson, D.M.A., choral conducting

 

Andrea Ramsey, Ph.D. candidate

 

Karen Salvador, Ph.D. (general music), 2011: (Current position: Assistant professor of music education at the University of Michigan, Flint, MI.)

 

Heather Shouldice, Ph.D. candidate (general music)

 

 

Eastman School of Music

McCusker, Joan, Ph.D., May 2001: Emerging musical literacy: Investigating young children's music cognition and musical problem-solving through invented notations. (Current position: Associate professor and Chair of the music department at Marywood University, Scranton, PA.)

 

Northwestern University

Sindberg, Laura, Ph.D., May 2006 (outside reader): Comprehensive musicianship through performance (CMP) in the lived experience of students. (Current position: assistant professor of music education at the University of Minnesota, MN.)

Masters Advising

Committee Chair and/or Thesis Advisor, Michigan State University:

 

 

Jon Bogue

Phil Bravo

Amy DeBoer

Stephanie Foote

Tim Foreman

Chris Hall

Sara Jones

Michelle Hank

Jamie Keller

Lynn Kelsey

David Larzelere

LesleyAnne Newsted

Miriam Presley

Jeff Robke

Mike Scholes

Lisa Scalabrino

Christina Svec

Vickilyn Withrow

 

 

Committee Member, Michigan State University:

 

Adam Boyce

Ali Bendert

Patrick Dudzinski

Brian Enabnit

Julie Kastner

Carla Larzelere

Maria Papazahariou

Yael Rothfeld

Kristen Snyder

Kylee Spencer

Justin Valla

Samara Valla

Greg Wells

Undergraduate Advising

McNair Summer Research Opportunities Scholar:

 

Shana Braxton, Alcorn State University, MS, 2007: Accessibility to School Music Instruction for African-American Music Education Majors: A Multiple Case Study

 

Public School Consulting

2005-06

Brockport Central School District, Brockport, NY

Pittsford Central School District, Pittsford, NY

 

These music program reviews consisted of assisting the members of the music departments in a self-study of various configurations of the K-12 music program. The evaluation protocol consisted of the following components:

• Design of study protocol and methodology

• 5 or more days of on-site meetings

• Observations of classes and rehearsals

• Interviews and discussions with stakeholders (teachers, students, administrators, parents, Board of Education members, other community members)

• Invitation of comments (“member checks”) from all stakeholders

• Provide written report with observation notes, analysis of data, recommendations for improvement of program

• Final presentation to music faculty, administration and Board of Education members

Professional Service

At Michigan State University (2003- )

 

College of Arts & Letters Service Activities

 

• College of Arts & Letters Advisory Council. 2005-07

• New Residential College Planning Committee. 2004-05

 

College of Music Service Activities

 

• Assistant Dir. of Development Search Committee. 2012.

• Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone Search Committee. 2012.

• Curriculum Committee. 2010-12.

• Graduate Committee. 2009-10.

• Ad-Hoc Web Advisory Committee. 2008- .

• Curriculum Committee. 2007-08

• Visiting Artist/Lecturer Committee, 2004-07 (Chair, 2006-07).

• Director of Bands Search Committee. 2006.

• Graduate Committee. 2006-07.

• Music Education Search Committee. 2003-04.

• NASM Technology Review Committee. October 2003-05.

• Advisory Committee. 2004-06.

 

University Level Service Activities

 

• University Curriculum Committee. 2010-13.

• University Athletic Council. 2011-13.

• University Awards Committee. 2008-11.

• Elected member of the University Academic Council/Faculty Council. 2006-08.

 

At the University of Connecticut (2000-2003)

 

Departmental Level Service Activities

 

• Music Education Search Committee. 2000-01.

• Music Department Diversity Task Force. 2000-01.

• Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. 2000-02.

• Music Department Executive Committee. 2002-03.

• Music Education Graduate Admissions Committee. 2000-03.

• Music audition dates.

 

School or College Level Service Activities

 

• School of Fine Arts, Dean’s Vision Committee. 2000- 03.

 

University Level Service Activities

 

• Elected member of the University Graduate Faculty Council. 2002-03.

 

 

Service to the Profession

 

• Arts Education Policy Review: appointed to the Editorial Board for a term to last from January 2014 to December 2016. Arts Education Policy Review is the premiere policy journal in arts education. AEPR presents discussion of major policy issues in arts education in the United States and throughout the world. Addressing education in music, visual arts, theatre, and dance, the journal presents a variety of views and emphasizes critical analysis. Its goal is to produce the most comprehensive and rigorous exchange of ideas available on arts education policy. Policy examinations from multiple viewpoints are a valuable resource not only for arts educators, but also for administrators, policy analysts, advocacy groups, parents, and audiences—all those involved in the arts and concerned about their role in education.

 

• International Journal of Education and the Arts: appointed to the Advisory Board, Summer 2010- . The IJEA is an open access platform for interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue, and publishes peer reviewed research-based field studies including, among others, aesthetics, art theory, music education, visual arts education, drama education, dance education, education in literature, and narrative and holistic integrated studies that cross or transcend these fields.

 

• Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education: appointed to the Advisory Committee, Summer 2009- . Duties include reviewing proposals and advising the journal editor.

 

• Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education: appointed to the National Advisory Board, Spring 2009- . Duties include reviewing proposals and advising the conference organizers.

 

• MENC: The National Association for Music Education: asked to serve on an ad-hoc MENC Task Force on the future of MENC’s National Conference, Summer 2008. This 9-person committee was convened by MENC President-Elect, Scott Shuler, and met for two 2-hour telephone conferences to provide feedback on the results of a number of national surveys of the MENC membership on the location, content and structure of future national conferences.

 

• Music Educators Journal: elected to a four-year term as Editor and Chair of the Editorial Committee (2006-2010). Duties include the review of manuscripts for publication, assistance with development of special focus issues, and advising the Chair of the Editorial Committee and MENC officers and officials on issues of content concerning publications. MEJ is a professional education journal that stresses professional philosophy, instructional techniques applicable to all disciplines, and current issues in music teaching and learning, and has the largest circulation in the music education profession. Previously elected to a 4-year term as a Member of the Editorial Board, August 2004- .

 

• Narrative Soundings: The Second International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education: appointed to the International Advisory Committee, Spring 2008- . Duties include reviewing proposals and advising the conference organizers.

 

• Society for Music Teacher Education: chair of the SMTE Mentoring & Induction Special Action Group. 2005- ; served as a reviewer for papers submitted for Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings of the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education.

 

• Journal of Music Teacher Education: elected to a six-year term on the Editorial Committee. Duties include the review of manuscripts for publication, assistance with development of special focus issues, and advising the Chair of the Editorial Committee and MENC officers and officials on issues of content concerning publications. The purpose of JMTE is to disseminate information about MENC’s Society for Music Teacher Education and the ways that SMTE can strengthen teacher education, to serve as a clearinghouse for ideas among professors of music education, and to affect a sense of unity among them. August 2004- .

 

• Research and Issues in Music Education: appointed to a three-year term on the Editorial Board. Research and Issues in Music Education (RIME), 
is a privately funded international on-line music education research journal that advances scholarly thought by publishing articles promoting research, dialogue, practice, and policy in music education. RIME publishes quantitative, qualitative, philosophical, historical, speculative, and bibliographic articles that are peer-reviewed and contribute to an understanding of any focus and level of music education. 2009- .

 

• I have been asked to serve as an external reviewer for the tenure and promotion cases of music education specialists at the University of Illinois, University of Texas at San Antonio, Brigham Young University, Arizona State University, the University of Central Florida, and St. Olaf College.

 

• I served as a reviewer for the New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (2002, eds., R. Colwell & C. Richardson).

 

• American Educational Research Association: served as a proposal reviewer for the AERA Music Education Special Research Interest Group annually since 2000.

 

• Michigan Department of Education/National Evaluation Service: serve as a subject-area (music education) consultant to the National Evaluation Service, Inc., in the development of the state of Michigan’s “Michigan Test of Teacher Certification: Music Education sub-test”. This consulting activity has included 3 day-long workshops to form goals and objectives for the test, and to develop and review individual test items for the exam.

 

• Beginning Educator Support and Training Program (BEST): served for two years as the Scholar-in-Residence for the state of Connecticut’s BEST Program, providing intellectual leadership for this nationally-recognized State Department of Education initiative. Duties included: assist with portfolio scoring activities, produce summative narrative reports on BEST-related activities, assist with validity study, test new evidence forms, test rubrics and other evaluative tools, train new scorers, and assist with bench-marking and standard-setting tasks. I also assisted with the development of the BEST Handbook for Music, created a Distance Learning web-based instructional unit for new music teachers, and assisted in the training and supervision of all portfolio scorers during the BEST Summer Scoring Institute at Quinnipiac University. 2000-02.

 

• College Music Society: University of Connecticut Campus Representative to the College Music Society. November 2001-03.

Performing Experience

Conducting Teachers: Manuel Alvarez, Roy Ernst, Donald Hunsberger, Donald Mattran, John Paynter, William Willett.

 

Guest Conductor:

2008 Forrest Hills (MI) Middle School Band Festival

2007 Okemos (MI) HS Band

2006 Michigan State University Concert Band

2006 Michigan State University Symphony Band

2005 Michigan State University Symphony Band

2005 Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association District 8 JHS Honor Band

2004 Michigan State University Concert Band

2002 University of Connecticut Wind Ensemble

2001 Quinebaug Valley Music Festival (CT), High School Band

2001 Berkshire League Music Festival, High School Band

2000 Coventry (CT) High School Wind Ensemble

1999 Wayne (NY) All-County Junior High School Festival Band

1996 Chautauqua (NY) All-County Junior High School Festival Band

1993 Cayuga (NY) All-County Junior High School Festival Band

1991 Wayne (NY) All-County Senior High School Festival Band

 

Trumpet Teachers: Ray Mase, Allan Dean, David Kuehn, Frank Cipolla

 

Performances with:

Auburn (NY) Chamber Orchestra

Cheektowaga (NY) Symphony

Eastman Wind Orchestra

Greater Rochester Music Educators Wind Band

Hartt Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras

Awards and Honors

Recipient of First Annual MSU Curricular Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Award 2008

 

International NETWORK of Performing and Visual Arts Schools, Individual Research Award 1999

 

Heldref Publications Reston Prize, for arts education policy analysis 1998

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize Winner, Eastman School of Music 1996

 

MENC: The National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Award (Chapter Advisor for Eastman School of Music Chapter #50) 1996


Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize Nominee, Eastman School of Music 1995-96

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Eastman School of Music 1993-96

 

Summer Fellows Program, Northwestern University, Post-graduate Studies in Music Education and Conducting 1993


Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Hartt School of Music 1981-83

 

Garrahee Scholarship, State University of New York at Buffalo 1976-80

Memberships and Affiliations

College Music Society

American Educational Research Association

Society for Music Teacher Education

May Day Group Michigan Music Educators Association

Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association

Connecticut Music Educators Association

New York State School Music Association

Oswego County Music Educators Association—President: 1991-1993