The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education

| April 6, 2011

The 7th International Conference for Research in Music Education

12-16th April, 2011 at University of Exeter Graduate School of Education

University of Exeter Graduate School of Education

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers
and practitioners to share and discuss their research which is
concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music: musical
development, perception and understanding, creativity, learning
theory, pedagogy, curriculum design, informal settings, music for
special needs, technologies, instrumental teaching, teacher education, gender and culture. Music education is also viewed in the context of arts education, the whole curriculum and its socio-cultural contexts.

Selected presenters from Teachers College:

OMG! Functions and philosophies of surprise in music teacher preparation
Lori A. Custodero & Randall Allsup (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

Preschoolers banding together
Patricia St. John (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

Fiddle, jazz, and the making of culturally diverse institutions
Nathaniel Olson (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

Hip hop academicus. The formation of a new academic field
Johan Söderman (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

“The effects of ‘I Am a TC Dreamer Musician Program’ on academic self-concept and self-esteem among middle school students.” Poster Session

Jihae Shin (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)

And Teachers College Alumni:

Radical change in music education and the professional development of music teachers Communicating in the collaborative space: Dialogue, sharing, and empowerment in the jazz small group

Anthony D.J. Branker (Princeton University, USA)

The 52nd MENC Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference

March 31 – April 3, 2011 in Baltimore, MD

“MENC: The National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.

Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education. MENC is located at the National Center for Music Education in Reston, VA.”  -

Pre-Conference Special Focus Session: Collegiate

Randall Allsup and Johan Söderman  (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Popular Culture in the Music Classroom: Negations, Affirmations and Transformations. How do new music teachers navigate the tensions that exist between the music that is valued in their academic institutions and the music that is valued by the students they teach?  What is it we are hoping to teach when we include music that is culturally relevant to our students? How might we help new teachers engage their students in meaningful musical activities using music that is outside the traditional Western canon as well as their comfort zones?

Join Dr. Randall Everett Allsup, Columbia University and Dr. Johan Söderman, Malmo University, Sweden for hands‐on musical explorations of teaching strategies designed to encourage new ways of incorporating popular culture in the classroom.

Technology in the Middle School General Music Classroom;

New Trends in Music Technology;

The Best Tech Tools You’ve Never Heard Of;

YouTube in Music Education; and

Technology Sandbox

Jim Frankel (Soundtree Tech Lab) (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Unleashing the Power of Sound Innovations: The Revolutionary New Band And String Method-Industry Showcase Bob Phillips

Dwight Manning, Presider (Teachers College, Columbia University)

And Teachers College Alumnae:

CMENC in Action! Sharing What Works Suzanne Burton

Greher Gena, Presider (University of Massachusetts Lowell)