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The University of Alabama
Endowed Chair in Music Education and Music Therapy
October 8-10, 2013
Dr. Elaine Bernstorf, Wichita State University
Schedule of Lectures and Topics

 Tuesday, October 8th

11:00-12:00: Lecture, Teaching Music in Elementary Schools, Graves 326 (Classroom), Using Music as a Bridge to Special Learners

12:30-1:30: Lecture, Teaching Music in Elementary Schools, Graves 326 (Classroom), Music and Language: Sound Features for Teaching Literacy

 Wednesday, October 9th

8:00-9:00: Lecture, Clinical Experiences in Music Education, M 257 (Classroom), Music and Literacy Connection: A Preview of Things to Come

9:00-10:00: Lecture, Choral Methods, M 176 (Classroom), Using Multi-Tier System of Supports to Support Music Literacy Learning and Comprehensive Musicianship

 Thursday, October 10th

12:30-1:30 Lecture, University Chorus, M 140 (Recital Hall), Literacy in the Choral Setting

 5:00-6:00 Lecture, Basic Skills in Music, M 140 (Recital Hall), Music and Literacy Research: The Case for Preschool Music Endures



The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences and the School of Music present James
Nova, trombone with the Alabama Trombone Choir at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 in the Concert
Hall of the Moody Music Building on the campus of the University of Alabama. Program will include “Parade of the
Charioteers” from “Ben Hur” by Miklós Rózsa, “Adagio” by Samuel Barber, “Raiders March” from “Raiders of the
Lost Ark” by John Williams, “The Green Hornet” by William “Billy” May, “The Flag Parade” from “Star Wars: The
Phantom Menace” by John Williams, “Duel of the Fates” from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” by John
Williams, “The Planet Krypton Fanfare” by John Williams, “Superman March” from “Superman” by John Williams,
“Dido’s Lament” from “Dido and Aeneas,” by Henry Purcell, “Arlington” from “JFK” by John Williams “Yoda’s
Theme” from “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams and “Imperial March” from “Star Wars: The
Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams. Tickets for this concert are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for
students. Tickets are available online at or call (205) 348-7111.
James Nova began playing the trombone at nine years old in his home state of Connecticut. During high school,
Nova received strong musical background from his band director, Louis Lazzerini, who is also the assistant
principal/second bassoonist of the Hartford Symphony. He introduced Jim to his first private trombone teacher,
George Sanders, assistant principal/second trombonist of the Hartford Symphony. After graduating high school in
1992, he attended the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Nova received his bachelor’s degree at
Curtis studying with the Philadelphia Orchestra’s then principal trombonist Glenn Dodson.
In 1996, Nova moved to Boston to pursue a master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying
with Boston Symphony Orchestra trombonist, Norman Bolter. He completed his degree in 1998 and free-lanced in
Boston until 2001, when he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to join the Utah Symphony Orchestra. Nova attended the
Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan in 1994 and was also a member of the Tanglewood Music Center
Fellowship Orchestra for three summers, from 1996-1998. He was previously the second trombonist of the Pacific
Symphony Orchestra in Orange County, California, principal of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, principal of the
Vermont Symphony and assistant principal of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
Nova was the assistant principal/second trombonist of the Utah Symphony Orchestra for eight seasons and plays
with the Boston Pops Orchestra as his schedule in Pittsburgh allows. Nova’s solo recording “Albanian Rhapsody” is
a debut in both performance and composition for the father and son team, composer Anesti Nova and trombonist
James Nova. All but one piece in this world premiere collection of compositions is for solo trombone and either
string or chamber orchestra. In September 2009, he took up his newly won post of second/utility trombone of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is also adjunct faculty at the Mary Pappert School of Music of Duquesne

The University of Alabama Endowed Chair in
Music Education and Music Therapy

September 23-26, 2013

Dr. James Daugherty, University of Kansas

Schedule of Lectures and Topics

Monday, September 23rd

10:00-11:00: Lecture, Beginning Conducting, M 167 (Choral/Opera Room), An Overview of Choral Conductor Behavior Research  

12:00-1:00: Meeting, Dr. Susan Williams, M 261A (Music Education Office Suite) *

4:00-5:00: Lecture, Opera Workshop, M 140 (Recital Hall), Using 21st Century Instrumentation in Vocal Pedagogy Research and Practice


Tuesday, September 24th

11:00-12:00: Lecture, Music Therapy, M 257 (Classroom), Conducting Research in Music Education and Music Therapy

5:30-6:30: Lecture, Graduate Conducting Students, M 140 (Recital Hall), Monkey See, Monkey Do?  Singer Responses to Nonverbal Conductor Behaviors


Wednesday, September 25th

9:00-10:00: Lecture, Choral Methods, M 257 (Classroom), Choir Spacing and Choir Formation: An Overview of Research to Date

2:00-3:00: Meeting, Dr. Susan Williams, M 173 (Conference Room) *


Thursday, September 26th

9:30-10:30: Lecture, Vocal Pedagogy, M 140 (Recital Hall), Vocal Pedagogy in NASM Universities and Colleges:  Current Practices and Future Directions


*Session open by invitation only

Endowed Chair in Music Education and Music Therapy 2013-2014


September 22-26, 2013

Dr. James F. Daugherty is Associate Professor of Choral/VocaDaugherty3l Pedagogy, Director of Graduate Studies in Music Education and Music Therapy, and Director of the School of Music Vocology Laboratory at the University of Kansas.  His research interests include lifespan voice pedagogy, acoustics of choir sound, choral conducting behaviors, and the philosophy of music and music education.

Dr. Daugherty has published in leading journals, served on numerous editorial boards (including the Journal of Research in Music Education and editorship of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing), authored several book chapters, and regularly presents his research at national and international symposia. He works regularly with teacher workshops and festival choirs in many parts of the United States, and has lectured and conducted in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Italy, England, Spain, Germany, and the Netherlands. KU choirs under his direction have been heard nationwide on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”

Dr. Daugherty holds a PhD from Florida State University, and other graduate degrees from Columbia University (M.A.), Union Theological Seminary in New York City (M.Div.), and the University of Virginia (M.Ed.). He completed a certificate in voice at the Staatliche Hochschule fuer Musik Berlin, Germany and undergraduate concentrations in vocal performance and philosophy at Maryville College. Prior to his university career, he taught choral music for 17 years in the Virginia public schools.

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October 6-9, 2013

Dr. Elaine Bernstorf serves as Professor of Music Education at Wichita State Bernstorf headshot 2013University. Her degrees include the BME and MME in Special Music Education and a PhD in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She taught Elementary General Music and Special Music Education in the Wichita Public Schools (1976-1990).   She served as an adjunct instructor for graduate music education (1984-1992) and as a faculty member for undergraduate and graduate music education in the School of Music (1993-current), serving as Director of Music Education (2005-2008).   Dr. Bernstorf served as Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts (2001-2009) and as Interim Dean (2003-2004). As a professor and researcher, Dr. Bernstorf’s specializations include elementary vocal music, special music education, early childhood arts education, speech pathology (especially in the areas of voice, fluency and child language), literacy development and curriculum development. Dr. Bernstorf is co-author of the book The Music and Literacy Connection (2004) published by MENC (National Association for Music Education). Locally, she directs the early childhood music program for Kaleidoscope, the speech-language preschool of the Evelyn H. Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic.  Bernstorf guest lectures in the College of Health Professions for the Interprofessional Education (IPE) program and has served as an adjunct professor for Communicative Sciences and Disorders and in the College of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  She assists with a variety of integrated arts programs in area schools through Arts Partners, Inc.  She served as Administrator for the WSU Kodály Program and Summer Workshops (2005-2012).  From 2008-2011, Bernstorf served as PI for Accentuating Music Language and Cultural Literacy through Kodály Inspired Instruction, a US Department of Education grant for Professional Development in Arts Education. She serves on the administrator’s committee for the Organization of American Kodály Educators (2007-current).

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Professor Stephen W. Pratt is Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he teaches graduate courses in wind conducting and wind band history. Currently in his thirtieth year on the Jacobs faculty, he serves as Chairman of the Department of Bands/Wind Conducting, personally conducting the internationally acclaimed Wind Ensemble. His appearances with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble in the past several years include the College Band Directors National Association divisional convention in Normal, Illinois, the CBDNA national convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Music Educators National Conference national convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the American Bandmasters Association national convention in Indianapolis. He is in constant demand as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator across the nation and internationally. Recent appearances have included guest conducting the U.S. Army West Point Chamber Winds, the U.S. Army Field Band and all state orchestras and/or bands in North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, Illinois, and Nevada, as well as at the International School in Beijing, China. An advocate for new music, as well as a specialist in standard works from the wind band repertoire, Pratt has received praise from many contemporary composers for his interpretive conducting of their compositions. His graduate conducting students (MM, DM, PhD) hold prominent positions at some of the leading colleges and universities in the United States and internationally, as well as at outstanding high schools and academies.

November 17-20, 2013

Dr. Laurie Scott is Associate Professor of Music and Human Learning at The Scott 1University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, she serves as the director of The University of Texas String Project. Previous to this appointment, Dr. Scott served as Professor of Violin and Viola and Music Education Studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is a registered teacher trainer for the Suzuki Association of the Americas, and is on the editorial board for the American String Teacher. Dr. Scott is a guest clinician and conductor at state and national conventions speaking on string pedagogy, inclusive school music programs, and character development through the arts. Her articles have appeared in the American String Teacher, the American Suzuki Journal, and the Journal of Research in Music Education.

 She is co-author with William Dick of the textbooks, Mastery for Strings, Level One and Two, and Learning Together: Sequential Repertoire for Solo Strings or String Ensembles, co-authored with William Dick and Winfred Crock. Her latest publication, From the Stage to the Studio: How Fine Performers become Great Teachers, is co-authored with Cornelia Watkins and was published by Oxford University Press in April of 2012.


February 10-24, 2014

Dr. Melissa Mercadal-Brotons, PhD, MT-BC is Director of the Music Therapy Brotons 1Master Program (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) in Barcelona Spain. She is also Professor  and Coordinator of Graduate programs and Research in ESMuC (Escola Superior de Música de Barcelona-ESMUC).  She has over twenty years of clinical experience , working with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease  and other types of dementia. She has published extensively and is co-author of the book “Manual de Musicoterapia en Geriatría y Demencias: Teoría y Práctica” [Manual of Music therapy in Gerontology and Dementias:  Theory and Practice(2008), “Musicoterapia en Medicina: Aplicaciones Práctticas” [Music therapy in Medicine: Practical Applications] (2010), and “Música, Musicoterapia y Discapacidad” [Music, Music Therapy and Disability] (2012).  She has served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Music Therapy of the American Music Therapy Association and currently she is member of the editorial board of Music Therapy Today of the World Federation for Music Therapy.  She is also the Spanish country representative of the European Music Therapy Confederation.


February 18-20, 2014

Dr. Steven N. Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at The Dr. Steve KellyFlorida State University. He has degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kansas.

Dr. Kelly taught in the Virginia public schools, at Brevard College and the University of Nebraska (Omaha). He is the author of the book Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education and has served as a guest reviewer for Psychology of Music and the International Journal of Music Education.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research on Music Education, Journal of Band Research, Research Perspectives in Music Education, the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, and is the Editor-In-Chief of the Florida Music Director.

At FSU, Dr. Kelly teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, conducts the University Concert Band, and coordinates in the music education internship program. He has been a recipient of the University Undergraduate Teaching Award and is the Director of the FSU Summer Music Camps.


March 3-7, 2014

Dr. Christopher M. Johnson is Professor of Music Education and Music Therapy, Johnson Formal1and Director of the Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.  Johnson earned the B.M.E., M.M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from The Florida State University and came to the University of Kansas in 1992.  Johnson previously served as director of bands at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia, and instrumental music supervisor in Baldwin County, Georgia.

Since his arrival at The University of Kansas, Johnson has taught courses in Instrumental Conducting, Teaching Instrumental Music, Managing Behaviors in the Music Environment, Psychology and Acoustics of Music, and Research Methods in Music Education and Music Therapy.  Johnson just completed his second term as the editor of the International Journal of Music Education: Research, the research publication of the International Society for Music Education.  He recently ended his service as the Chair for the MENC Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education and also just completed his term as the Chair for the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education.  Johnson has published articles in many journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music Therapy, Journal of Band Research, Contributions to Music Education, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, among others.  Johnson has also been an active member of the Research Seminar with the International Society for Music Education and has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education.

His research interests include applied research in music education, applied research in music therapy, and basic research in the psychology of music.  Johnson also received a university teaching award, the Ned N. Fleming Award for Excellence in Teaching and a lecturing & research award as a J. William Fulbright Scholar.


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The University of Alabama – Community Music School

Office: 171 Moody Music Bldg.   Phone: (205)-348-6741



Kindermusik General Information


  • All classes take place in the Moody Music Building on the UA campus in room 141, off the main lobby.
  • Kindermusik classes are non sequential. Kindermusik classes are designed for a one parent or caregiver per enrolled child experience.   Attendance by more than one adult per child is subject to teacher approval. Due to room size and the need to keep an appropriate teacher to children ratio, attending a different class other than the one enrolled for is subject to teacher approval.
  • Class day/time options are listed on the CMS online enrollment form and the printable CMS enrollment form.  Classes are enrolled on a first come first served basis. Once listed classes are enrolled to capacity (8), additional class options may be opened for enrollment.  There is no proration of session fees for Kindermusik.
  • Tuition includes a supply pack for each child to keep.
  • The 2013 Fall semester classes begin the week of August 19. If interest exceedes the listed classes, an additional Imagine That! (ages 3-5Y) class and Village (ages B-17M) class will start the week of September 10.
  • CMS Kindermusik teachers are Michelle Shumate and Caroline Nordlund
  • A free one-time visit to experience a Kindermusik class may be scheduled as spots become available. Please call the CMS office to schedule a visit for you and your child to one of our classes.



Kindermusik classes are age-specific.  See below for class descriptions.







Kindermusik Village (8 weeks)

Ages: Birth to 17 months

Fee: $115


  • Kindermusik Village fosters creativity, social development, and self esteem through exposure to music for infants from birth to 17 months.
  • 45-minute classes for infant and caregiver or parent, offered in 8-week non-sequential semesters.  Summer session is 5-weeks.
  • Many of the class activities and materials can easily be adapted fir the family to use at home.


Kindermusik Our Time (15 weeks)

Ages: 18 months to 3 years

Fee: $220


  • Kindermusik Our Time brings the joy of music and movement to the lives of children 18 months to 3 years and is offered in four 15-week non-sequential semesters.
  • Six to eight children, each with an accompanying parent or caregiver, meet weekly with the teacher for a 45-minute class.
  • These lessons also help parents and caregivers become familiar with ways to encourage and facilitate musical development and appreciation.



Kindermusik Imagine That! (15 weeks)

Ages: 3 ½ to 5 years

Fee: $230


  • Kindermusik Imagine That! Is a two semester non–sequential program focusing on children ages 3 ½ to 5 years.
  • 45 minute lessons will encourage children to participate and expand their potential for creative expression.
  • The class combines activities for children and teacher interaction (first 30 minutes) and those with parent’s direct involvement (last 15 minutes).


Kindermusik Young Child (30 weeks)

Ages: 5 ½ to 7 years

Fee: $425


  • Kindermusik Young Child is the final part of the four-stage Kindermusik curriculum for children 5 ½ to 7 years. Parents are not required to attend.
  • Enrollment does not require prior Kindermusik experience.
  • This class is structured in a two-year sequential curriculum. Each year consists of 30 weeks (August – May) of 60 minutes classes.

Holtkamp Organ25th Anniversary of the Holtkamp Organ, Op. 2007: Alumni Reunion

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m.- 12 noon  Organ Masterclass, Coach: Dr. Mary Lou Nowicki, Class of 1957

  • University of Alabama Organ Students

12 noon-1:45 p.m. Catered Lunch

2:00 p.m.-2:50 p.m.  Lecture: Installation of the Holtkamp Concert Hall Organ, Op. 2007

Lecturer: Chris Holtkamp, President, Holtkamp Organ Company, Class of 1987

3:00 p.m.     Alumni Decade Recital:

  • Mary Williamson, MM in Organ Performance, Class of 1969
  • David Buice, MM in Organ Performance, Class of 1976
  • Jonathan Biggers, Class of 1982
  • Jeff McLelland, Class of 1992
  • Donald Given, MM in Church Music, Class of 2007



2014 Organ and Piano Festival

Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, 2014

Organ and Keyboard Festival 2014 Full Schedule

Jordan, Barry

Organ Recitalist/Masterclass Teacher

Barry Jordan

Organist and Choral Director Magdeburg Cathedral, Germany

Lecturer Emeritus Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Leipzig

was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in 1957. As a schoolboy he learned to play the piano, organ, clarinet and most brass instruments, and dabbled in the cello for a while.

He studied at the University of Cape Town from 1976 to 1979 and graduated with the Bachelor of Music degree. During this time he was organ scholar at St. George’s Cathedral (Anglican) with its marvellous Hill organ. Thereafter he was solo clarinettist in the band of the South African Police for four years, this being alternative military service; 2 years as a schoolteacher in Cape Town with concurrent further study followed; he graduated with the degree Master of Music in composition at the end of 1985.

Two scholarships enabled him to travel to Vienna in 1986, where he was was enrolled at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst as a composition student of Francis Burt and an organ student of Martin Haselböck. In October of that year he moved to Lübeck, where Martin Haselböck had taken up a Professorship, and completed his Konzertexamen  at the beginning of 1988, followed by the “B” and “A” church music diplomas in 1992 and 1994. During these years he was also professionally active in Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein), where he was initially assistant to Prof. Hans Gebhard at the city centre church of St. Nikolai and later Kantor and Organist of the Osterkirche.

Almost immediately thereafter he was appointed as Organist and choral director of Magdeburg Cathedral, and began work there in August 1994. He has a busy schedule as recitalist in Germany and abroad. From 2003 until 2006 2003 he was also lecturer in organ at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig. In November 2004 he was awarded the honorary title of Kirchenmusikdirektor.

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Barry Snyder

Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music

BM, MM, Performer’s Certificate, Artist’s Diploma, Eastman. Studied piano with Vladimir Sokoloff and Cécile Genhart, accompanying with Brooks Smith. Member, Eastman Trio (1976-82), Meadowmount Trio (1989-90); triple prize winner, Van Cliburn International Competition (1966). Mu Phi Epsilon Musician of the Year (1987).

Thirty-two solo, concerto, and chamber recordings on Bay City, Golden Crest, Mercury, Gasparo, Pro Arte, Pro Viva, Vox, Fun House, and Bridge Records. Collaborations with Herman Prey, Ani Kavafian, Asako Urushihara, Jan DeGaetani, Ronald Leonard, Steven Doane, Zvi Zeitlin, Bonita Boyd, Francis Tursi, Julius Berger, Sylvia Rosenberg, Paul Tobias, Charles Castleman, James VanDemark, Dong Suk Kang, Raphael Hillyer, Ornulf Borge Hansen, Joyce Castle, William Sharp, Ida Levin, Christoph Heckle, Martin Chalenfour, Charles Treger, Michael Webster, Nellie Skolnikova, Oleh Krysa, and with the Cleveland, Curtis, Purcell, and Composer’s quartets. Performed and given master classes in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, China, Australia, Europe, Poland, Russia, and South America. Performed in festivals including Seattle, Aspen, Schwetzingen (Germany), Takefu (Japan), Vienna Summer Festival, Bechyne (Czech Republic), and Shenyang International (China). Soloist with Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, National, Montreal, Singapore, Krakow Radio/TV, Nagoya, and Japan Philharmonic Orchestras.

Premiered works by Syd Hodkinson, Verne Reynolds, Toshio Hosokawa, David Liptak, Carter Pann, Alec Wilder, and John LaMontaine. Listed in the book The Most Wanted Piano Teachers in the United States. Awarded the Diapason D’or for recordings of the complete cello and piano works by Fauré with Steven Doane. Recipient, Edward Peck Curtis Award for Teaching Excellence (1975). Faculty member, Georgia State University (1968-70), Eastman (1970-).

UA Faculty

Organ: Faythe Freese
Piano: Kevin Chance
Noel Engebretson
Tanya Gille
Amanda Penick

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