James Reddan

(He/His)

Assistant Professor, Music

503-838-8802 | reddanj@wou.edu
SH 124

Why I chose WOU

This is truly a great place to be! A wonderful environment, campus, students, and faculty!

At WOU since

09/16/2018

Hobbies

Reading, traveling, hiking, tennis, movies and much more!

Hometown

Waldorf, Maryland

Favorite book/movie

Movie: Charade; Book: Anne of Green Gables or Lord of the Flies

Office Hours

MonTuesWedsThursFri
2:45-4:00p3:30-4:00p10:30-11:00a10:30-11:30a; 3:30-4:00p10:00-11:00a; 1:00-2:00p
Please email me if you need a time not listed.

Course schedule

Fall 2019
CRNCourseTitleTimesLocation
10956 MUEN101 CONCERT CHOIR TR 1230-1350 SH 121
11788 MUP420 CONDUCTING - --- ---
10995 MUEN361 WESTERN OREGON VOICES TR 1400-1520 SH 121
10965 MUEN161 WESTERN OREGON VOICES TR 1400-1520 SH 121
11091 MUP620 CONDUCTING - --- ---
11765 MUP320 CONDUCTING - --- ---
11877 FYS207 SOCIAL MEDIA & MUSICAL IDENTIT MWF 0900-0950 SH 121
10974 MUEN302 CHAMBER SINGERS MWF 1200-1250 SH 121
11284 MUP220 CONDUCTING - --- ---
10971 MUEN301 CONCERT CHOIR TR 1230-1350 SH 121
10957 MUEN102 CHAMBER SINGERS MWF 1200-1250 SH 121
11017 MUP120 CONDUCTING - --- ---
11000 MUEN502 CHAMBER SINGERS MWF 1200-1250 SH 121
11310 MUP300 NON-JURIED - --- ---
11007 MUEN561 WESTERN OREGON VOICES TR 1400-1520 SH 121
10921 MUS250 CONCERT ATTENDANCE R 1100-1150 SH 123
10999 MUEN501 CONCERT CHOIR TR 1230-1350 SH 121

Areas of responsibility

Director of Choral Activities, Choral Conducting, and Choral Music Education

What you will do and learn in my courses

In my courses, you will learn about the art of singing and music making as part of the human condition. This begins with basic vocal technique and musicianship, the combination of theory, history and so much more as applied to choral performance in all genres. You will also learn how to work together to achieve balance and blend, performance practice, and advanced musicianship skills. The choral ensembles are open to everyone at every level!

In Choral Conducting (class and lessons), you will learn what about gesture, verbal and non-verbal communication, how the body creates sound when reacting to gesture, musicianship, performance practice and technique, and how to effectively lead and ensemble both in rehearsal and performance. Every student receives time on the podium and individual attention to focus on their technique. 

Education

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Music Education - Boston University (Boston, MA, 2014)

Master of Music (MMus) - Music Education - University of Oregon (Eugene, OR, 2004)

Master of Music (MMus) - Choral Conducting - University of Oregon (Eugene, OR, 2001)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Music Education - McDaniel College (Westminster, MD, 1999)

Exchange Student - Queensland Conservatorium of Music - Brisbane Australia (1997)

Teaching focus

Choral Music and Performance (Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Western Oregon Voices)

Choral Conducting 

Choral Music Education

Research areas

Psychology of Music; Music & Gender; Social Media and Music; Music Perception and Engagement; Sociology of Choral Music; Cultural and Critical Pedagogy in Choral Music

Professional experience

Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR): Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities, Choral Conducting, and Choral Music Education (2018-present)

Frostburg State Universty (Frostburg, MD): Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities and Music Education (2015-2018)

Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR): Faculty of Music & Director of Choral Activities; Music Program Chair (2008-2015)

Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV): Choral Music Educator at Arbor View High School (2005-2008) and Helen C. Cannon Junior High School (2002-2005)

 

Graduate courses taught

MUEN 501, MUEN 502, MUEN 561, MUP 620

Undergraduate courses taught

MUS 321, MUEN 101, MUEN 102, MUEN 161, MUEN 301, MUEN 302, MUEN 361, MUP 120, MUP 220, MUP 320, MUP 420

Choral Conducting, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Western Oregon Voices, Individual Lessons in Conducting and more. 

Current research

Documentation of Gender in Music (to be presented at the Documenting Jazz Conference in Dublin, Ireland January 2019); Assessment of Assessments (to be presented at the NWNAfME Conference, Portland, Oregon in February 2019); Removing Gender Normativity in Choral Rehearsals (to be presented at the ITCM Conference, Bangkok, Thailand in July 2019).

Other research in progress: Music Listening and Perception; Music and the Brain; Communities of Music in Practice; Social Media as a Reflection of Cultural Understanding and Identification; Social Media and Perception of Self through Music; Crossroads of Cultural and Critical Pedagogy in the Practice of Choral Music

Professional memberships

American Choral Directors Association, NWACDA, National Association of Music Education, Oregon Music Educators Association, Society for Music Teacher Education, College Music Society, International Federation of Choral Music, Jazz Education Network, International Society for Music Teacher Education, International Society for Music Education.

 




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