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Research

The School of Music scholarly community seeks to foster an environment of passionate curiosity informed by scholarly rigor. While our research areas are quite diverse, the primary themes tend toward musical expression and development, processes of music learning and teaching, deeper understanding of past musical practices, and global perspectives.

The Penn State School of Music has a TRADITION of research EXCELLENCE across a wide range of disciplines including music theory, musicology, music education, composition/technology, and performance. Our faculty are highly regarded scholars and performers who share their research and creative expertise in professional journals, conferences, and performance venues throughout the world. The School of Music provides many OPPORTUNITIES for students to collaborate with the faculty as well as to receive guidance for independent research.

Presentation Calendar
Presentation Calendar
Name Conference Location Dates Presentation
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference Erie, PA April 20, 2017 What's Going On? Racial Literacy in Music Eudcation, co-presented with Nicole Becker, Columbia University Teachers College
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Annual Conference Erie, PA April 20, 2017 Cracking The Graduate School Code
Dr. Darrin Thornton Harmony Program New York, NY April 13, 2017 Diversity and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Musical Settings (invited)
Dr. Steven Hankle National Association for Music Education (Eastern Division) Atlantic City, NJ April 7, 2017 Teaching Methods for Beginning Chorus from an Inner City Urban High School Classroom Perspective
Dr. Darrin Thornton National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference Atlantic City, NJ April 7, 2017 Understanding the Issue: Relevance, Reach, and Reconciliation Symposium
Dr. Steven Hankle National Association for Music Education (Eastern Division) Atlantic City, NJ April 7, 2017 Choral Engagement through Developmental Skills and Repertoire
Dr. Linda Thornton with students National Association for Music Education Eastern Division Conference Atlantic City, NJ April 6, 2017 Instrumental Opportunities: Providing Music for All (with Ph.D. student Mara Culp and B.M.E. student Julia Grossman
Dr. Darrin Thornton Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH April 3, 2017 What's Going On? Racial Literacy in Music Eudcation (guest lecturer)
Dr. Mark Ballora DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) Washington, D.C. March 16, 2017 Seeing with Your Ears: Data Sonification
Dr. Darrin Thornton James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA March 13, 2017 Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence, presenting sessions in music classes, campus and community forums, and for K-12 music teachers.
Dr. Mark Ferraguto Takács Quartet Beethoven Cycle University of California-Berkley March 3, 2017 roundtable and pre-concert lecture
James Lyon American String Teachers Association national conference Pittsburgh, PA March 2, 2017 An Object in Motion: Creating Momentum for Vibrato Mastery (with alumna Hannah Lin)
Dr. Darrin Thornton New Directions in Music Education Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI February 18, 2017 What's Going On? Racial Literacy in Music Eudcation
Dr. Steven Hankle Arizona Music Eduction Association Mesa, AZ February 3, 2017 Choral Engagement through Developmental Skills and Repertoire (Invited)
Dr. Steven Hankle Arizona Music Eduction Association Mesa, AZ February 2, 2017 Teaching Methods for Beginning Chorus from an Inner City Urban High School Classroom Perspective
Dr. Darrin Thornton PMEA District 11 and 12 Professional Development Conference Pottstown, PA November 8, 2016 What's Going On? Racial Literacy in Music Education
Dr. Darrin Thornton North Carolina Music Education Association Winston-Salem, NC November 5, 2016 Roles, Goals, and Relationships; Navigating the First 5 Years; Reflective Practice: Plan/Coach, Teach/Observe, Reflect/Feedback, Repeat
Dr. Mark Ferraguto Sixth New Beethoven Research Conference Vancouver, BC November 3, 2016 Beethoven, the Erard, and the 32 Variations (WoO 80)
Dr. Norman Spivey Fall Voice Conference Scottsdale, Arizona October 13, 2016 Voice Treatment and Maintenance Across the Lifespan: Considerations for the Vocal Athletes (Singing Voice Pedagogy)
Dr. Darrin Thornton Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Conference (formerly CIC) College Park, MD October 6, 2016 Why Just Me (Or Few Others): An Autoethnographic Point of Departure and Pipeline Toward the Future
Dr. Paul Barsom West Fork New Music Festival Fairmont, WV September 23, 2016 "Making Merry Hoohaw Over Misery" for oboe and fixed audio
Dr. Ann Clements Designs on eLearning The New School, New York City and Parson School of Design September 21, 2016 1. What's the Score: An Immersive Transatlantic Collaboration, 2. Creation of Professional Identity for Teachers Through a Virtual Reality Classroom
Dr. Darrin Thornton Guest Scholar Residency, University of Toronto Toronto, ON September 20, 2016 Multiple lectures, including "Why Just Me (Or Few Others) in Music Education: An Autoethnographic Point of Departure"
Dr. Ann Clements International Society for Music Education Glasgow, Scotland July 25, 2016 Beyond the Ivory Tower: The Future of Collaboration and Sharing in Higher Education (with Evan Tobias - Arizona State)
Dr. Ann Clements International Society for Music Education Glasgow, Scotland July 25, 2016 Tradition and Innovation in the Primary School Music Curriculum: A Symposium (with co-presenters)
Dr. Ann Clements International Society for Music Education Glasgow, Scotland July 25, 2016 Poster: Postdigital Aesthetics in Music, Art and Design Education: A Return to Modernism or Something Entirely New?
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Leadership Conference Seven Springs, PA July 12, 2016 The Way of the Warrior: Transformative Practice for Renewing and Awakening the Self in Music Education
Professors Jennifer Trost and Mary Saunders-Barton National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Chicago, IL July 10, 2016 What Do You Do for an Encore After the Opera is Over? Reinventing the Female Classical Singing Voice after Menopause
Dr. Mark Ballora International Conference of Auditory Display Canberra, Australia July 4, 2016 research poster session
Maureen Carr Stravinsky Archive Basel, Switzerland June 1, 2016
Shanti Nachtergaele
M.A. Music Theory and History
Historical Performance: Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity Bloomington, IN May 20, 2016 Pragmatic vs Idealistic Approaches to Double Bass Playing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Dr. Mark Ferraguto Understanding Musical Diplomacies Paris, France April 20, 2016 At Home with the (18th-Century) Diplomats: Toward a Typology of Their Musical Duties
Shanti Nachtergaele
M.A. Music Theory and History
Musicking: Performance, Politics & Personalities Eugene, OR April 16, 2016 Pragmatic vs Idealistic Approaches to Double Bass Playing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania State University Communication Sciences and Disorders program Univaersity Park, PA April 15, 2016 Introduction to Disorders of Articulation and Phonology
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) Oregon State University (visiting scholar) Corvallis, OR April 12, 2016
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) State Convention Pittsburgh, PA April 7, 2016 Using Musical Elements to Improve Speech Sounds
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) State Convention Pittsburgh, PA April 7, 2016 Creating Collaborative Relationships Between Speech-Language Pathologists and Music Educators (poster session)
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association April 1, 2016 Poster: The Virtual Reality Teaching Lab (VRTL): Training Music Educators for Meaningful Engagement With All Students
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association April 1, 2016 Poster: Beyond Traditional Reflective Practice: Alternative Approaches to Learning (with 3 undergraduate students)
Yo-Jung Han
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA April 1, 2016 Bring Korean folk songs to your classroom!
Joshua E. Long
M.M.E.
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey April 1, 2016 "Musician Nutrition" - with Becky Long and Mindy King
Krissie Weimer
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA April 1, 2016 A Tale of Two Novices
Dr. Linda Thornton and Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Life as a Researcher: Continued Exploration of an Alternative Dissertation Model (poster session)
Krissie Weimer
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Goal-Setting Strategies to Increase Student Self-Efficacy
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 An Exploration of Recent Approaches to Research in Music Education (with former and current doctoral students)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 A Longitudinal Investigation of Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude (poster session)
Yo-Jung Han and Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidates
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Building Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Self-Efficacy to Use Music (poster and presentation)
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association March 31, 2016 "Fun Failure": What Video Games Can Teach Us About Providing Feedback to Music Students
Yo-Jung Han
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 The Effect of Visually Presented Lyrics on Song Recall (poster)
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association March 31, 2016 Poster: Cross-university Teaching and Learning Through the Creation of a Music Education Distributed Open Collaborative Course (with Dr. Darrin Thornton)
Dr. Linda Thornton and Mara E. Culp Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Instrumental Opportunities: How One Teacher has Provided Music for All
Dr. Linda Thornton and Krissie Weimer Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Goal Setting in Music Education Methods Courses: A National Survey
Krissie Weimer
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 31, 2016 Models of Professional Development: A Literature Review
Dr. Ann Clements Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium University Park, PA March 19, 2016 Accessibility: Burden, Benefit, or Breakthrough? Key Principles for Inclusive Education Design (with Sonya Woods, Elle Waters, and Nicki Kauffman)
Dr. Ann Clements Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium University Park, PA March 19, 2016 2015 Open Innovation Challenge Winner: Virtual Classroom (with Chris Stubs and Zac Zidik)
Dr. Steven Hankle National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Atlanta, GA March 19, 2016 The Effect of Piano Playing on Preservice Teachers' Ability to Detect Error in a Choral Score (poster session) with Judy Bowers et. al.
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Atlanta, GA March 19, 2016 A Longitudinal Investigation of Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude (poster session)
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) and Dr. Linda Thornton National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 18, 2016 Life as a researcher: Continued exploration of an alternative dissertation model
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) et al. National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 18, 2016 An exploration of recent approaches to research in music education
Dr. Ann Clements National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 18, 2016 The Ethics of Assessment: A Theoretical Model for Defining Fair Assessment
Dr. Ann Clements National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 18, 2016 Poster: Reclaiming Our Voice: How Music is Re-writing and Re-righting the Narrative of Indigenous Peoples
Krissie Weimer
Ph.D. candidate
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Atlanta, GA March 17, 2016 Models of Professional Development: A Literature Review
Krissie Weimer
Ph.D. candidate
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Atlanta, GA March 17, 2016 A Tale of Two Novices
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 17, 2016 Investigation of the effect of a male singing model on kindergarten children’s use of singing voice achievement
Dr. Ann Clements National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 17, 2016 The Virtual Reality Teaching Lab (VRTL): Training Music Educators for Meaningful Engagement With All Students
Dr. Ann Clements National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Research and Teacher Education Conference Atlanta, GA March 17, 2016 Poster: Cross-university Teaching and Learning Through the Creation of a Music Education Distributed Open Collaborative Course (with Dr. Darrin Thornton)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association Annual Conference Harrisburg, PA March 17, 2016 Transdisciplinary Approaches to Improve Speech Sounds: Best Practices for SLPs and MT-BCs (with Angela Guerriero)
Dr. Steven Hankle American Choral Director Association - Southern Division Chattanooga, Tennessee March 9, 2016 Teaching Methods for Beginning Chorus from an Inner City Urban High School Music Classroom Perspective
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski (emeritus) River's Edge Symposium University of Delaware February 26, 2016 Charting a Course through Diverging Streams
Dr. Steven Hankle PMEA District 6 Choir Hollidaysburg, PA February 5, 2016 Choral Engagement through Music Skill Development and Repertoire
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Michigan Music Conference Grand Rapids, MI January 23, 2016 Selecting Repertoire for K-6 Choirs
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Michigan Music Conference Grand Rapids, MI January 22, 2016 Effective Strategies for Collaborations between Music Educators and Special Educators
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Michigan Music Conference Grand Rapids, MI January 22, 2016 A Longitudinal Investigation of Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude (poster session)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Wayne State University (Communication Sciences and Disorders Department) Detroit, MI January 19, 2016 Music in Speech-language Therapy Research and Practice
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Wayne State University (Music Education) Detroit, MI January 19, 2016 Teaching Instrumental Music to Students with Special Needs
Dr, Maureen Carr University of South Carolina Composition Seminar Columbia, SC November 20, 2015 The Musical Origins of Stravinsky's "Apollo" and "After Apollo: Stravinsky's Compositional Process for Duo Concertant"
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention Denver, CO November 14, 2015 A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists' and Music Educators' Techniques
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention Denver, CO November 14, 2015 Using Music to Improve Speech Sounds (poster)
Dr. Linda Thornton and Krissie Weimer National Association for Music Education In-Service Conference Nashville, Tennessee October 27, 2015 Let's play!: Empowering creativity in band
Dr. Steven Hankle National Association for Music Education (NAfME) national conference Nashville, Tennessee October 27, 2015 Teaching Methods for Beginning Chorus from an Inner City Urban High School Music Classroom Perspective
Dr. Ann Clements Unizin Innovation Summit Dallas, TX October 13, 2015 Cross Campus Collaboration (Panel discussion with Penn State colleagues)
Dr. Maureen Carr Tracking the Creative Process in Music Paris, France October 9, 2015 Igor Stravinsky’s Compositional Process for Duo Concertant (1931–32)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Teacher Education Biennial Symposium on Music Teacher Education Greensboro, NC September 19, 2015 Collaborating with Special Educators (poster)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Teacher Education Biennial Symposium on Music Teacher Education Greensboro, NC September 19, 2015 Preparing Preservice Music Teachers to Teach Students with Special Needs
Dr. Darrin Thornton Symposium on Music Teacher Education University of North Carolina at Greensboro September 19, 2015 Marginalized Voices in Music Education: A Meta-Analysis of Case Studies from Across the Nation (with co-presenters)
Dr. Darrin Thornton Symposium on Music Teacher Education University of North Carolina at Greensboro September 19, 2015 Building Bridges as We Walk Over Them: Mentoring Possibilities in Music Education (with co-presenters)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Teacher Education Biennial Symposium on Music Teacher Education Greensboro, NC September 18, 2015 Building Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Confidence to Integrate Music in their Future Classrooms (poster with collaborator Yo-Jung Han)
Dr. Darrin Thornton Symposium on Music Teacher Education University of North Carolina at Greensboro September 18, 2015 Why Just Me (or Few Others): An Autoethnographic Point of Departure
Dr. Ann Clements Designs on eLearning London, UK September 17, 2015 Creating a 3D Virtual Teaching Lab (VTL) in the Arts (with Chris Stubbs)
Dr. Ann Clements Designs on eLearning London, UK September 16, 2015 A Cross-University Collaborative DOCC: Outcomes of a Pilot Study in Collaborative Learning (with Bart Pursel and Chris Stubbs, Penn State)
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski International Conference on Music Learning Theory Chicago, IL August 5, 2015 An Examination of Preparatory Audiation (with Lauren Kooistra and Krissie Weimer)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Biannual International Conference Malvern, PA July 25, 2015 A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists' and Music Educators' Techniques
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
The Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Biannual International Conference Immaculata, PA July 24, 2015 How School-Based Therapists Use Music to Treat Students with Special Needs (with Angela Guerriero)
Dr. Darrin Thornton The MayDay Group Colloquium 27 New Orleans, LA June 18, 2015 Why Just Me (or Few Others): An Autoethnography Exploring the Journey
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
2015 International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education New Orleans, LA June 17, 2015 Two Music Teachers’ Reflections on Rural Music Education (with Vincent Bates, Weber State University)
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Mountain Lake Colloquium Mountain Lake, VA May 19, 2015 Traditions and Transformations - co-presented with Vanessa Bond
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Mountain Lake Colloquium Pembroke, VA May 19, 2015 A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Music Educators’ Techniques
Dr. Darrin Thornton Biennial Colloqium for Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Perrysville, OH May 15, 2015 Instrumental Music Teacher Education: Taking the CMS Task Force Report a Step Further
Dr. Vincent P. Benitez New York State/St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society York University, Toronto, Canada May 2, 2015 Keynote Speech: "Messiaen and Improvisation"
Dr. Mark Ferraguto American Musicological Society - Allegheny Chapter Grove City, PA April 18, 2015 Music and Diplomacy at the Palais Rasumofsky
Jonathan Ligrani
M.A.- Musicology
American Musicological Society - Allegheny Chapter Grove City, PA April 18, 2015 Harmony through Dissonance: Oppositional Discourse in Twelfth-Century Polyphony
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
9th International Conference for Research in Music Education Exeter, England, UK April 15, 2015 Exploring the Possibility of a Democratic Application of Gordon’s Music Learning Theory
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Eastern Division Conference Providence, RI April 10, 2015 "A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Music Educators’ Techniques" (poster session) and "The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude" (poster session)
Mara Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2015 Effective Strategies for Collaboration between Music Educators and Special Educators
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2015 Cracking the Graduate School Code: Why, When, Where and How
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2015 The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2015 Conservatism and Democratic Teaching Practices Among Pennsylvania Music Ensemble Teachers
Dr. Vincent P. Benitez Eastman Theory Colloquium, Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY March 27, 2015 Messiaen and Improvisation
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. candidate
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) State Conference Harrisburg, PA March 27, 2015 A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Music Educators’ Techniques (research presentation)
Joshua E. Long
M.M.E
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 26, 2015 10 Secrets to Brass and Woodwind Repair
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 26, 2015 The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude (poster sesion)
Daniel J. Shevock and Anne-Marie Hildebrandt
Ph.D. Candidates
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 26, 2015 The Creativity Conversation: A Content Analysis of Music Educators' Journal from 1955-2014
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) state conference Harrisburg, PA March 26, 2015 The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude (poster sesion)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association (PSHA) state conference Harrisburg, PA March 26, 2015 A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Music Educators’ Techniques (poster session)
James Lyon, violin American String Teachers Association national convention Salt Lake City, UT March 21, 2015 Greeks, Geeks, and the Doctrine of Affections: Learning How to Decipher the Aesthetic Code That Guided Musical Expression in the Baroque Era (with Elizabeth Lyon, violin)
Dr. Maureen Carr Contemplating the Musical Idea: A Conference in Honor of Severine Neff Chapel Hill, North Carolina March 21, 2015 Ideas on the Future of Modernist Studies
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
2015 Desert Skies Symposium Tucson, AZ February 20, 2015 "Context for the Content": Exploring the Possibility of a Democratic Application of Gordon's Music Learning Theory
Dr. Ann Clements Texas Music Educators Association San Antonio, TX February 13, 2015 Understanding Soundscape: Our Personalized Perceptions of Music; How Games Can Save Music Education . . . and the World; Fun Failure: What Video Games Teach Us About Providing Feedback; Teaching Music in the Digital Age (or How to Hack a Music Education)
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. Candidate
Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium Tampa, FL February 7, 2015 "The Relationship Between Phonological Awareness and Music Aptitude" and "A Qualitative Investigation of Speech-Language Pathologists’ and Music Educators’ Techniques"
Dr. Darrin Thornton Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium Tampa, FL February 6, 2015 The Valley Handbell Festival: A Community of Lifelong Community Engagement
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Webinar online January 27, 2015 Music in Community: Teaching Toward Lifelong Music Engagement
Dr. Mark Ballora Arts and Design Research Incubator University Park, PA January 23, 2015 Music of Science: Auditory Display and Sonification
Dr. Darrin Thornton Community Conversation: Arts with the Brain in Mind Schlow Memorial Library Community Room, State College PA November 18, 2014 Panelist with other University and school district faculty
Dr. Vincent Benitez Research Unplugged Schlow Centre Region Library November 13, 2014 Pop! America’s Enduring Love for Popular Music
Dr. Maureen Carr Society for Music Theory and the American Musicological Society Milwaukee, WI November 8, 2014 1917 Revolution in the Arts: Burliuk's Neomorphism and Stravinsky's Neoclassicism
Joshua E. Long
M.M.E
Soundscapes: Conference of the Ontario Music Educator's Association and the Canadian Music Industry Education Committee London Ontario, Canada November 7, 2014 Finding Retention in Community Music Ensemble Participants
Dr. Darrin Thornton and Ph.D. student Krissie Weimer International Mentoring Conference Albuquerque, NM October 23, 2014 Mentoring Relationships in Music Education: Pre-service to Experienced Teacher
Mara E. Culp
Ph.D. student
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Music Education Conference University Park, PA October 10, 2014 Crossing Boundaries: Creating Inter-Disciplinary Collaborative Relationships
Dr. Mark Ferraguto Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Syracuse, NY September 27, 2014 Beethoven's Fourth Symphony as Haydn Commemoration
Dr. Charles Youmans Annual meeting of the Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (Society for Musical Research) Greifswald, Germany September 19, 2014 "Nachdenken ist immer unangenehm”: Romanticism, Modernism, and Goethe in Strauss’s Aesthetics ca. 1900
Dr. Taylor Greer 2014 Conference on Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics London, UK July 17, 2014 Pleasure-Domes and Peacocks: Charles Griffes’s New Vision of the Pastoral
Dr. Vincent Benitez 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music Salzburg, Austria July 10, 2014 Distinguishing Between Passacaglia and Ciaccona in the Organ Works of Dieterich Buxtehude
Dr. Vincent Benitez American Guild of Organists National Convention Boston, MA June 24, 2014 Illuminations of the Beyond: Messiaen’s Last Concert at La Trinité
Dr. Darrin Thornton with Ph.D. students Jason B. Gossett, Dan Shevock, Lindsay Fulcher, Yo-Jung Han Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education Montclair State University; Montclair, NJ June 21, 2014 Democracy in Public School Ensembles: A Descriptive Survey of Current Practice
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
MayDay Group Colloquium 26: Co-constructing our musicing education Gettysburg, PA June 19, 2014 Reflections on anti-authoritarian pedagogy in a jazz combo lab
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference St. Louis, Missouri April 11, 2014 Simulation in practicing music improvisation: Improvisers, technology and hyperreality
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference St. Louis, Missouri April 11, 2014 "I was the only Black guy in the class”: An African American undergraduate’s experience navigating music education at a PWI
Daniel J. Shevock; with Adam Kruse & Josh Palkki, Ph.D. Students at Michigan State University, and Juliet Hess, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
Ph.D. Candidate
National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference St. Louis, Missouri April 11, 2014 Fighting Institutionalized Marginalization in Music Education
Dr. Darrin Thornton with Ph.D. candidates Lindsay Fulcher, Jason Gossett, Yo-jung Han and Dan Shevock National Association for Music Education: Music Research & Teacher Education Conference St. Louis, Missouri April 10, 2014 A Descriptive Survey of Democratic Practices in Ensembles
Dr. Darrin Thornton National Association for Music Education: Music Research & Teacher Education St. Louis, Missouri April 10, 2014 Teaching Music in Urban Settings: A Descriptive Survey of Teacher Perspectives
Jennifer Trost with Martina Kolb, Penn State Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Harrisburg, PA April 1, 2014 The Mignon-Complex: Variations on a Lyrical Theme
Dr. Marica Tacconi Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America New York, NY March 29, 2014 In Honor of the Florentine Cathedral and the Medici: The 1526 Office of St. Zenobius
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 28, 2014 Teaching Music in Urban Settings: A Descriptive Survey of Teacher Perspectives
Dr. Darrin Thornton with Ph.D. Candidates Lindsay Fulcher, Jason Gossett Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 28, 2014 A Descriptive Survey of Democratic Practices in Ensembles
Dr. Linda Thornton with Ph.D. canddiates Daniel J. Shevock and Jason B. Gossett Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 28, 2014 Democracy in band: Strategies for greater student ownership at all levels
Drs. Darrin Thornton and Anthony Leach Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 Mentoring Relationships That Work
Dr. Christopher Kiver Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 Cooking Up a Compelling Concert Program
Professors Dennis Glocke, Jayne Glocke, and Christopher Kiver Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 It's About the Music: Literature, Literacy, Lighting the Fire
Joshua E. Long
Ph.D. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 Finding Retention in Community Music Ensemble Participants
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 Reflections on Anti-authoritarian Pedagogy in a Jazz Combo Lab (poster)
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Hershey, PA March 27, 2014 21st Century Ensemble Skills: Exploring the 4Cs
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. Candidate
New Directions in Music Education: Teaching Composition, Improvisation, and The New Musicianship East Lansing, MI March 21, 2014 Simulation in Practicing Music Improvisation: Improvisers, Technology, and Hyperreality
Lindsay J. Fulcher
Ph.D. candidate
American String Teachers Association National Convention Louisville, KY March 5, 2014 The Unconventional String Ensemble: Successful Rehearsals and Music Selection Do Exist!
Prof. James Lyon; with Clara Lyon, violin American String Teachers Association National Convention Louisville, KY March 5, 2014 Mindful Repetitions: Balancing the Need for Stimulation and Reiteration in Practice and Rehearsal
Dr. Mark Ferraguto The String Quartet from 1750 to 1870 Lucca, Italy November 29, 2013 Beethoven’s Late Quartets and the Idea of Romantic Sociability
Lindsay J. Fulcher
Ph.D. Candidate
North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference Winston-Salem, NC November 11, 2013 Online Musical Collaboration for High School String Students (research poster)
Lindsay J. Fulcher
Ph.D. Candidate
North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference Winston-Salem, NC November 11, 2013 Female Leadership in the American String Teachers Association (research poster)
Dr. Mark Ferraguto Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society Pittsburgh, PA November 7, 2013 Music, Politics, and Luxury at the Russian Embassy in Vienna circa 1800
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Education in Ireland Conference Dublin, Ireland November 2, 2013 A Grounded Definition of Confident Music Improvisation: Perceptions Among University Improvisation Teachers
Dr. Vincent Benitez Annual Meeting of the Society for Music Theory Charlotte, NC November 1, 2013 One Composer Viewed Through the Prism of Another: Messiaen’s Analysis of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring”
Dr. Taylor Greer Semiotic Society of America Dayton, OH October 25, 2013 Degrees of Irony in Charles Griffes’s Third Prelude
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA October 22, 2013 Strategies for nurturing young children’s singing voices
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA October 22, 2013 What children have taught me about their singing voices
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Seattle International Research Singing Symposium Seattle, WA October 19, 2013 Considering Registrations in the Child Voice as a Lens through Which to Assess Children's Singing Development
Laura Brown
B.A./M.A. student
Conceptualizing the Human in Slavic and Eurasian Culture Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) October 18, 2013 Stravinsky and the Sounds of Human Emotion: A Musical Study of the Human Characteristics of the Puppet Petrushka
Lindsay J. Fulcher
Ph.D. Candidate
CIC Music Education Conference Lincoln, NE October 17, 2013 Melody & Harmony in Beginning String Method Books (research poster)
Dr. Norman Spivey National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Anchorage, AK October 13, 2013 Teachers' Workshop
Dr. Marica Tacconi Sources of Identity: Makers, Owners and Users of Music Sources Before 1600 University of Sheffield, England October 4, 2013 Reaching the Public Eye: The Service Books of the Florentine Cathedral as Instruments of Civic Identity and Propaganda (featured speaker)
Dr. Darrin Thornton with Ph.D. students Jason B. Gossett, Dan Shevock, Lindsay Fulcher, Yo-Jung Han Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 28, 2013 Democracy in Public School Ensembles: A Descriptive Survey of Current Practice
Jason B. Gossett
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 28, 2013 Band Director Disposition: Values Viewed Through an Ethical Lens
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski and Jason B. Gossett, Ph.D. candidate Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 28, 2013 Doctoral Programs in Music Education: A Continued Examination of Degrees, Curricula and Qualifying Examinations
Dr. Linda Thornton, with Susan Conkling, Boston University; and Carol Frierson-Campbell, William Paterson University Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 27, 2013 Crossroad or Roundabout? Pedagogical routes to research for master’s level music educators
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 27, 2013 “I Was the Only Black Guy in the Class”: An African American Undergraduate’s Experience Navigating Music Education at a PWI (research poster)
Dr. Sue Haug Symposium on Music Teacher Education: Navigating Crossroads University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro NC September 27, 2013 Penary Session: Navigating and Building Capacity for Music Teaching
Lindsay J. Fulcher
Ph.D. candidate
Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 27, 2013 Female Leadership in the American String Teachers Association (research poster)
Dr. Linda Thornton and Jason B. Gossett, Ph.D. candidate Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 27, 2013 Action from Reflection: Goal-Setting by Pre-Service Teachers
Linda Thornton and Daniel Shevock, Ph.D. candidate (with David Stringham, James Madison University) Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium Greensboro, NC September 27, 2013 Navigating the Locus of Change: Instrumental Music Teacher Educators’ Perceptions of Creative Music-Making in Methods Courses
Dr. Vincent Benitez Eighth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900 Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK September 15, 2013 Stravinsky and the End of Musical Time: Messiaen’s Analysis of the Rite of Spring and Its Impact on Twentieth-Century Music
Prof. Richard Kennedy ASTA/NJ Chamber Music Institute Kean University (NJ) August 6, 2013 Looking Ahead to a Career in Music Performance and Teaching
Dr. Vincent Benitez International Conference on Analyzing Popular Music (PopMAC) University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK July 2, 2013 The Macca/MacMa Collaboration: Persona and Protagonist in the Songs of Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello
Norman Spivey and Mary Saunders-Barton Voice Foundation Symposium Philadelphia, PA May 31, 2013 Bel Canto/Can Belto: Teaching Singing from Both Sides of the Fence
Dr. Vincent Benitez ICASP Summit on Improvisation Pedagogy and Community Impact University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada May 24, 2013 Thoroughbass as Pedagogy in the Teaching of Improvisation in Eighteenth-Century Counterpoint and Music Theory Classes
Dr. Ann Clements Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Mountain Lake, VA May 20, 2013 Mid-career Teaching Goes Back to the Three Rs: Revisiting, Reflecting, and Reinventing
Dr. Ann Clements Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Mountain Lake, VA May 19, 2013 You, Me, and “i”: Re-inventing General Music Methods through an iEnsemble
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Mountain Lake, VA May 19, 2013 Case Study as Pedagogical Practice in Teacher Education
Dr. Linda Thornton & Daniel J. Shevock, Ph.D. student IMTE Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods Mt. Sterling, OH May 18, 2013 Planting the seeds: Instrumental music teacher educators' perceptions of creative music-making
Jason B. Gossett
Ph.D. candidate
IMTE Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods Mt. Sterling, OH May 17, 2013 Band Director Disposition: Values Viewed Through an Ethical Lens
Lindsay Fulcher
Ph.D. student
IMTE Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods Mt. Sterling, OH May 16, 2013 Online Musical Collaboration for High School String Students
Dr. Linda Thornton and Jason B. Gossett, Ph.D. candidate IMTE Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods Mt. Sterling, OH May 16, 2013 Action from Reflection: Goal Setting by Pre-Service Music Teachers
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
IMTE Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods Mt. Sterling, OH May 16, 2013 Defining confident music improvisation: Perceptions among university improvisation teachers
Dr. Maureen Carr Reassessing The Rite, Part II Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Russia May 15, 2013 Stravinsky’s Appropriation of the Rag Idiom
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 20, 2013 Teaching in Urban Settings: Tales from the Hood
Dr. Darrin Thornton Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 19, 2013 Toward Lifelong Music Engagement: Bridging the In vs. Out-of-School Gap
Dr. Ann Clements Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 19, 2013 How Games Can Save Music Education...and the World
David Sheerin
M.M.E. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 An Examination of Women in Jazz
Gretchen Lee
M.M.E. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 Student-generated Concerts: What Do They Show Us?
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 Teaching through music: Confidence among early childhood preservice teachers
Mara E. Culp
M.M.E. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 The Use of Musical Techniques to Improve Phonological Processes
Dr. Vincent Benitez Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning York University, Toronto, Canada April 18, 2013 Stravinsky and the End of Musical Time: Messiaen’s Analysis of the Rite of Spring and Its Impact on Twentieth-Century Music
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 The Comparative Effectiveness of Male and Female Singing Models on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement
Lindsay Fulcher
Ph.D. student
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Erie, PA April 18, 2013 Online Musical Collaboration for High School String Students
Mara E. Culp
M.M.E.
National Association for Music Education-Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 5, 2013 The Use of Musical Techniques to Improve Phonological Processes
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski National Association for Music Education – Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 5, 2013 The Comparative Effectiveness of Male and Female Singing Models on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement (Poster)
Lindsay Fulcher
Ph.D. student
National Association for Music Education-Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 5, 2013 Online Musical Collaboration for High School String Students
Jason B. Gossett
Ph.D. candidate
National Association for Music Education – Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 4, 2013 What Can Context Do? Teaching Wind Repertoire Selection
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
National Association for Music Education – Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 4, 2013 Jazzing-up beginning band: Improvising with technology
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski & Sarah Watts, M.M.E. Penn State National Association for Music Education - Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 4, 2013 Preschoolers, Pre-service Teachers and Possibilities: Implementing a Preschool Teaching Practicum
Mara E. Culp
M.M.E. student
Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association Harrisburg, PA April 3, 2013 The Use of Musical Techniques to Improve Phonological Processes
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
National Association for Music Education – Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 3, 2013 A philosophical and spiritual rationale for music education within the publications (1922-1939) of Satis Coleman
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
National Association for Music Education – Eastern Division Hartford, CT April 3, 2013 Defining confident music improvisation: Perceptions among university improvisation teachers
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
The Penn State Graduate Exhibition University Park, PA March 24, 2013 A philosophical and spiritual rationale for music education within the publications (1922-1939) of music education pioneer, Satis Coleman
Mara E. Culp
M.M.E. student
The Penn State Graduate Exhibition University Park, PA March 22, 2013 The Use of Musical Techniques to Improve Phonological Processes
Prof. James Lyon, Brenda Brenner (Indiana University), Elisabeth Small (Belmont University) American String Teachers Association - national conference Providence, RI February 28, 2013 Kreutzer Cubed: A Trio of Pedagogues Share and Compare Teaching Strategies
Peter Graff
M.A. student
Silent Film Sound: History, Theory and Practice Kiel, Germany February 22, 2013 Erno Rapée's Recovered Score to 'The Iron Horse' (1924)
Dr. Joanne Rutkowski Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education Tucson, AZ February 21, 2013 The Comparative Effectiveness of Male and Female Singing Models on Kindergarten Children’s Use of Singing Voice Achievement
Daniel J. Shevock
Ph.D. student
Suncoast Music Education Symposium Tampa, FL February 7, 2013 Teaching confidence: Improvisation at a summer jazz camp
Dr. Linda Thornton & Daniel J. Shevock, Ph.D. student Suncoast Music Education Symposium Tampa, FL February 7, 2013 Bridging the Gap: Musical creativity and teacher preparation
Wendy Barkstadt
M.A. student
The Rake's Progress: Stravinsky, Hogarth, Hockney Boulder, CO October 26, 2012 The Two Worlds of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
Peter Graff
M.A. student
American Musicological Society- Mid-Atlantic Philadelphia, PA October 6, 2012 Hidden Symbols in the Sixteenth-Century Office of St. Zenobius
Laura Brown
B.A./M.A. student
American Musicological Society - Region Wheeling, WV October 6, 2012 The Little Russian: Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony in a Divided Russian Music Scene