Associate Professor Music Education
@ Arizona State University

Working at the intersections between music engagement, teaching and learning, social impact, and imaginative possibilities.

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How might musical engagement, learning, and inquiry impact communities and society?

This question animates my teaching, creative work, and research.

As Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education at Arizona State University, I support people interested in music teaching and learning in varied contexts.

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I enjoy collaborating with people and organizations interested in the role that musical engagement and learning can play in forwarding goals that improve people’s lives and impact communities and society through themes such as:

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Connected Learning and Creative Youth Development

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Justice, Equity, and Transforming Society

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December 2, 2016

Deep Listening in the Music Classroom

[Originally posted August, 2007 & Updated Dec, 2016] Pauline Oliveros’s Inspiration The wonderful composer and performer Pauline Oliveros, recently passed away leaving a legacy of music, ideas, and thinking about sound and people. I first came across Pauline Oliveros during my undergraduate work and remember looking at some of her vocal scores in the library stacks, fascinated by her use of the voice as sound. Years later, I remember hearing her perform with a souped up

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November 19, 2016

Extending Concerts: #StCeciliasDay Project

As part of my research and teaching, I explore possibilities of applying principles of digital and participatory culture in connection with concerts and events. How might we enhance or expand arts participation with concerts? #StCeciliasDay Project This semester, our Digital and Participatory Culture in Music course is serving as a design team in collaboration with colleagues in the ASU school of music to extend a St. Cecilia’s Day concert (taking place on Nov. 22) with participatory

Forensic Musicologists in the News Again!
October 15, 2016

Forensic Musicologists in the News Again!

The recent New York Times article The Man Musicians Call When Two Tunes Sound Alike by Alex Marshall provides some well-deserved attention to forensic musicologists and has some great potential for related project work in music programs. Marshall explains how many people “stumble into the profession,” but if we include forensic musicology as a way of engaging musically in K-12 programs, perhaps some young people might see it as a viable career pathway. We sometimes

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September 11, 2016

Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research 2017

The Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research invites submissions for the fifteenth biennial meeting, to be held February 23-25, 2017, on the campus of Arizona State University. Research papers related to music teaching and learning in any context are invited from college and university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, preK-12 music educators, teaching artists, and community music educators. Submit an abstract of 700-800 words (references not included in word count). See the complete call  

A Call for inclusion of Media Arts in the California Arts Standards
August 25, 2016

A Call for inclusion of Media Arts in the California Arts Standards

This post was updated on 8/27/16 with positive information about media arts being considered for inclusion in the California Arts Standards. The earlier post about media arts being excluded is no longer accurate. Update 8/27/16 I received the following information from my colleague Dain Olsen, who was the writing chair of the National Core Arts Standards: Media Arts Standards. Dain is currently Lead Teacher/Coordinator of Multimedia Academy, Belmont HS, LAUSD and Faculty member of Vermont College of

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