Assistant Professor, Music
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Why I chose WOUThis is truly a great place to be! A wonderful environment, campus, students, and faculty!
At WOU since09/16/2018
HobbiesReading, traveling, hiking, tennis, movies and much more!
Favorite book/movieMovie: Charade; Book: Anne of Green Gables or Lord of the Flies
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Course scheduleFall 2019
|10956||MUEN101||CONCERT CHOIR||TR 1230-1350||SH 121|
|10995||MUEN361||WESTERN OREGON VOICES||TR 1400-1520||SH 121|
|10965||MUEN161||WESTERN OREGON VOICES||TR 1400-1520||SH 121|
|11877||FYS207||SOCIAL MEDIA & MUSICAL IDENTIT||MWF 0900-0950||SH 121|
|10974||MUEN302||CHAMBER SINGERS||MWF 1200-1250||SH 121|
|10971||MUEN301||CONCERT CHOIR||TR 1230-1350||SH 121|
|10957||MUEN102||CHAMBER SINGERS||MWF 1200-1250||SH 121|
|11000||MUEN502||CHAMBER SINGERS||MWF 1200-1250||SH 121|
|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.
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)
Choral Music and Performance (Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Western Oregon Voices)
Choral Music Education
Psychology of Music; Music & Gender; Social Media and Music; Music Perception and Engagement; Sociology of Choral Music; Cultural and Critical Pedagogy in Choral Music
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.
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
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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