Endowed Chair in Music Education and Music Therapy 2013-2014
September 22-26, 2013
Dr. James F. Daugherty is Associate Professor of Choral/Vocal 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 University. 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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November 11-15, 2013
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 University 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 Master 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 Florida 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, and 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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