Congratulations To Dr. Dawn Farmer

Dr. Farmer successfully defended her Dissertation this past Thursday, January 15th. You can send a message to the new Dr. Farmer at Nice going, Dr. Farmer! 

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Congratulations to all involved in the 2015 Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education

Congratulatiosn to ASU doctoral students Corrie Box, Valerie Dopp, and Jared O'Leary, soon to be ASU alumnus Dawn Farmer, ASU alumnus Shelly Cooper, and ASU faculty member Roger Mantie, for having their papers accepted for the 2015 Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, which will be held February 19-21 at the University of Arizona. Papers and titles are listed below in order of appearance on the program. This is a great biennial national research event that is also convenient locally. Click here for more information. There is a reduced rate for students. If you can't attend this year, plan on submitting your work for the 2017 symposium. 


Jared O’Leary, Arizona State University

An Exploratory Correlational Study among Music Scholarships, Average Amount of Hours

Practiced, and Obsessive-Compulsive Traits


Valerie Dopp, Arizona State University

The Chandler Unified School District Orchestra Program: 1920s – 2014


Shelly Cooper, University of Arizona

Perceptions and attitudes of Copyright Law and Fair Use among college undergraduate

students: A pilot study


Corrie Box, Arizona State University

The Musical Life of Lilian W. Wixom: The Music Experience of Students at Tempe Normal

School 1911-1914


Dawn M. Farmer, Saint Mary’s College

The Role of Go-go Music in the Identity of a DC Native


Roger Mantie, Arizona State University

On Play and Work in Music and the Arts

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Congratulations to Richard Maxwell

Congratulations to Richard Maxwell, a partner of the ASU music education department, for being selected as a finalist for the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award. Richard is one of 10 finalists chosen from a group of 7,000 nominees. 
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Dr. Margaret Schmidt wins the national String Researcher Award

Special congratulations to Dr. Margaret Schmidt, who will receive the national String Researcher Award at the spring 2015 convention of the American String Teachers Association.  The citation says the following: 
"The research awards committee considered candidates whose work has contributed substantively to scholarship and research in string education and/or performance. We felt that your documented record of sustained engagement in research activities and scholarship including: publication in juried research journals, research presentations at professional meetings, mentorship, and involvement in the strings community all contributed to impressing the committee."
We are impressed too!  Congratulations, Dr. Schmidt! You can contact Dr. Schmidt by clicking here
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Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Stauffer – 2014 Joy Douglass Visiting Master Teacher

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Stauffer who was the 2014 Joy Douglass Visiting Master Teacher at the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam last week. Over the course of three days, Dr. Stauffer presented to undergraduate and graduate music education courses, gave all-campus talks on creativity and core principles in music education, and led a workshop for music education faculty. Bravo!

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Congratulations to Todd Snead

Congratulations to Todd Snead, ASU School of Music and music education alum, now School Engagement Manager at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Congratulations, Todd!

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Jeff Libman successfully defends his dissertation

Congratulations to Jeff Libman who successfully defended his dissertation "The Out-of-School Musical Engagements of Undergraduate Jazz Studies Majors." You can send him congratulations by clicking here.
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Congratulations to the recent presenters at the NAfME In-Service Conference

Congratulations to current doctoral student Jesse Rathgeber, Alumni Vernon Huff and Elizabeth Bucura, and faculty member Evan Tobias for their presentations at the recent National Association for Music Education 2014 In-Service Conference. Their sessions are as follows:

Jesse Rathgeber:

  • Book-based Composition: Connecting Literacy with Music Composition
  • Universal Design for Learning, Strategies for Inclusion in the General Music Classroom (with Kimberly McCord)
  • Technology-Based Composing Demystifying: Using iPads, Computers, and other Devices to Empower Creativity

Vernon Huff  (DMA Conducting with Music Education Cognate):

  • William Dawson and the Spiritual

Elizabeth Bucura (PhD, Music Education):

  • Prioritizing Musicianship in Music Teaching and Learning  (with Ann Marie Stanley, Donna Brink Fox, Richard Grunow, Chris Azzara, and John Fetter) 

Evan Tobias 

  • Music Education In 2030: Technology, Education Reform, Future Challenges And Opportunities (with Barbara McLain, Scott Shuler, and Matthew Thibeault)
You make ASU School of Music proud!
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Dr. Marg Schmidt nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in String Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Marg Schmidt, ASU music education faculty, who has been nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in String Research Award by the American String Teachers Association.  The award recognizes sustained engagement (10 years or more) in research.  This is tremendous recognition for Dr. Schmidt's outstanding research.  Send her a "congratulations on your nomination" note by clicking here.  We hope you're the winner, because you've won us over already!

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Congratulations to Janet Cape

Congratulations to Janet Cape, ASU DMA graduate, 2012, for two recent publications in Visions of Research in Music Education. VRME is an online journal, and you can click on the links below to download and read her articles.  Dr. Cape is now on the faculty at Westminster Choir College of Rider University.  You can reach her by clicking here. Congratulations, Janet!
 Cape, J. E. (2013). Student perceptions of the meaningfulness of high school guitar. Visions of Research in Music Education, 23(1), 1-25.
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