Faculty of Music

Music Education Seminar Series

Music Education Seminar Series

Join us for a series of lectures, presented by the Music Education Department at the Don Wright Faculty of Music. Please check back often as more speakers are confirmed.

2016-2017 Events

September 20 & 21, 2016
Elizabeth Gould: Before and After: Queer Temporalities in LGBTQ Studies and Music Education

Elizabeth Gould is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. She teaches philosophically based courses in music and music education, and serves as liaison to the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Previously, she served on the music faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Boise State University. Her research interests include gender and sexuality in the context of feminisms and queer theory.
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September 20:
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

September 21:
Public Lecture: Learning/Teaching or Teaching is Impossible - 11:30 a.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

November 7 to 9, 2016
Jim Karas: Creativity and Improvisation as a Foundation for Music Literacy

Jim Karas is an instrumental music teacher at Lefler Middle School in Lincoln, NE.His duties include teaching Band, Orchestra and Jazz Band. Dr. Karas earned his degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Bridgeport (CT), and Western Connecticut State University. He also attended the Hartt School of Music. Prior to working at Lefler, Dr. Karas held a position as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in the UNL School of Music. He taught Instrumental Methods courses and supervised student teachers and practicum students. As a secondary educator, his school experience includes time in the Marinette Public School System (Marinette, WI) and Stratford Public Schools (Stratford, CT).
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November 7:
Lecture/Masterclass - 10:30 a.m.
Music Building, Room 27

November 8:
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

November 9:
Lecture/Masterclass - 9:30 a.m.
Music Building, Room 27
Lecture/Masterclass - 11:30 a.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

November 17 to 19, 2016
Carlos Abril: Invoking the Creative Spirit in the Music Classroom

Carlos Abril is professor of music and director of undergraduate music education at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he teaches courses in general music methods, children's musical cultures, philosophy of music education, and cultural diversity in music education. His research focuses on sociocultural issues in music education, music education policy, and music perception. His work is published in numerous research journals, professional magazines and books.
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November 17:
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

November 18:
Graduate Colloquium - 3:30 p.m.
Talbot College, Room 101

November 19:
Teacher Workshop - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Faculty of Education (Althouse College), Room 1054

January 18 to 20, 2017
Mark Hopkins: Creativity in the Band Classroom

Dr. Mark Hopkins is an Associate Professor in the School of Music at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He is responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate Conducting, Music Education foundation courses, leads the Wind Ensemble, and oversees Wind Music Studies and Performance at Acadia University. In addition to his academic duties, Dr. Hopkins is much in demand as a guest conductor and music education consultant.
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January 18:
Lecture/Masterclass - 8:30 a.m.
Music Building, Room 27
Lecture - 11:30 a.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

January 19:
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

January 20:
Lecture/Masterclass - 9:30 a.m.
Music Building, Room 27

February 9 to 11, 2017
Randall Allsup: Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education

Randall Allsup holds degrees in music performance and music education from Northwestern and Columbia University. Randall graudated from Teachers College in 2002 and was later awarded "Outstanding Dissertation of the Year" by the Council on Research in Music Education for Crossing Over: Mutual Learning and Democratic Action in Instrumental Music Education. Before returning to Teachers College as assistant professor, now associate, Randall was coordinator of music education and director fo bands at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.
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February 9:
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

February 10:
Graduate Colloquium - 3:30 p.m.
Talbot College, Room 101

February 11:
Teacher Workshop - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

March 23 to 24, 2017
Andrea Creech: Rocking into later life: Using music to support positive ageing

Andrea Creech has extensive experience as an academic (psychology and adult education), professional musician, music teacher and researcher. She has returned to Canada to serve as professor and Canada Chair in Music at the University of Laval, Quebec. Previously, she was a Reader in Education and Faculty Director of Research at the Institute of Education, University of London, Associate lecturer (psychology) for the Open University and Guest Lecturer at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Creech has held principal positions in orchestras in the UK and Canada and subsequently was founder and director of a Community Music School in the Republic of Ireland.
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March 23:
Rocking into later life: Using music to support positive ageing
Music Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

March 24:
Creative Ageing in the Community
Graduate Colloquium - 3:30 p.m.
Talbot College, Room 101

PAST EVENTS

2015-2016 Events

April 5, 2016
Geir Johansen: (Self-) Critical Music Education – How Should We Relate to the “New Wave”

Geir Johansen is professor of music education and music Didaktik at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, Norway. Among his research interests are curriculum implementation, talent education, music teacher education, and educational quality in higher music education along with conservatoires in society, all within the overall perspective of the sociology of music education. He has published articles in international journals as well as chapters in books and anthologies, and presented papers at various international conferences. He holds a bachelor, master and Ph. D. in music education.
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MusEd Education Seminar - 6:30 p.m.
Email patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca for location information

March 9, 2016
Nasim Niknafs: In a box: The story of an underground Iranian musician

Nasim Niknafs, an Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, acquired her doctoral degree from Northwestern University in music education. Born and raised in Iran, she graduated from University of Art in Tehran in piano performance, following which she completed two Masters degrees in music education at Kingston University, London and New York University.
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Public Lecture - 11:30 a.m.
Talbot College, Room 307
Graduate Seminar - 6:30 p.m.

February 3, 2016

Joseph Abramo, Ed. D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches undergraduate courses in instrumental methods and graduate courses in the theoretical foundations of music education and popular music and informal learning, and supervises student teachers.

November 23 & 24, 2015
Dr. Patrick Jones: Leadership and Organic Curricular Change in Higher Education

Open to Music Education graduate students and faculty.

Dr. Patrick M. Jones is Director of Veteran Enrollment Practice for Syracuse University, professor of music in the Syracuse University Setnor School of Music and its former Director. He has served in a variety of administrative roles at Syracuse University and elsewhere at departmental, school, college, and university levels, has held leadership positions in national and international scholarly societies, and is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Community Music and Visions of Research in Music Education.
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November 10 & 11, 2015
Lori Dolloff: Reflections on Who Tells Whose Stories

Since 1994, Lori Dolloff has been a professor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. She is Coordinator of the Music Education Department and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting, music teaching and narrative research methods.

November 10:
Public Lecture - 1:30 p.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

November 11:
Public Lecture - 11:30 a.m.
Talbot College, Room 307

October 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Carlos Xavier Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Music Education in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at the University of Michigan
Talbot College Room 307

October 16, 2015, 10:30 a.m.

Robert Duke, Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin
Talbot College Room 307

Contact us:

Patrick Schmidt, Chair, Music Education pschmid8@uwo.ca