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Arts / Music / Theory and Analysis
Professor for non-music majors Introduction to Music Theory and Analysis.
Arts / Music / Music Appreciation
Professor of General Music Appreciation classes since 1990 at the college level. Presentations dealing with musicappreciation class include: "The Distributed Music Appreciation Class and the Indiana University Digital Music Library Project: Phase One" Co-Presenter with Dr. Jay Fern and Mr. Erik Scull at the College Music Society Great Lakes Chapter Meeting, March 16, 2002; Oncourse and the Music Appreciation Classroom." Presented at IUPUI Brown Bag Lunch, Indianapolis, Indiana, May 11, 2001; "Interactive Computer Use for the Music Appreciation Classroom." Presented March 31, 2001, at the College Music Society (CMS) Great Lakes Chapter Meeting, Alliance, Ohio; "Incorporating Technology into the Music Appreciation Classroom Through the Use of Interactive Concert Report Forms." Poster session for the E.C. Moore Symposium, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, March 9, 2001; and "Using Oncourse for Music Appreciation." Co-presented May 22, 1999 for New Media in Teaching Music Listening Seminar with Dr. Darrell Bailey, Florida and Indiana.
Arts / Music / Music History
Specialist in the music of Aaron Copland. PH.D. in Music History and Literature from The Ohio State University. Published "Barber, Samuel. American Composer," "Copland, Aaron: Work. American Composer, Writer, American Music Advocate, Conductor," and "Hanson, Howard. American Composer, Conductor, Music Educator, American Music Advocate" in <itl>Reader's Guide to Music: History , Theory, and Criticism</itl> edited by Murray Steib, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1999. Presentations include: "Hymns and Spiritual Songs: An Historical Perspective" presented at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, April 10, 2002; "Breaking into Hollywood: Aaron Copland's The City" presented at the Third Susan M. Porter Memorial Symposium, American Music Research Center, Boulder, Colorado, August 2, 2001; "Paris in the 1920s and Its Effect on Copland?s Grohg." Invited Speaker for Copland 2000: Centennial Celebration at Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, October 21, 2000; "An Examination of the Script for Aaron Copland's Grohg." Presented April 8, 2000 at the American Musicological Society-Midwest Chapter Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan; "Aaron Copland's Grohg as a Musical Source." Presented March 5, 2000 at Society for American Music, National Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina. (revised); "Aaron Copland's Grohg as a Musical Source." Presented September 27, 1998, at the American Musicological Society-Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago, Illinois; and "Aaron Copland's Ballet Grohg: Its Genesis in Paris of the Early 1920s." Presented May 10, 1995, to the Graduate Music Student Association at The Ohio State University.
- Ph.D. Musicology/Music History (12/1996)
The Ohio State University
- Master of Music Music History (05/1987)
- Bachelor of Music Music Education (12/1980)
- Clinical Associate Professor (06/2009 – Current) Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
- Assistant Professor-Tenure Track (08/2003 – 05/2009) Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
- Visiting Assistant Professor (01/1998 – 08/2003) Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis