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Thompson Symposium 2017

April 29, 2017
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Greetings from Dr. Thompson:

The Thompson Symposium is intended to provide a forum for master’s degree students to share their completed and in-progress research with graduate students, faculty, and the general public. The Symposium is named for Dr. Keith Thompson, music education professor, who retired from Penn State in 2003.

The symposium features a keynote speaker with follow-up small- and large-group discussion; a poster session for research in-progress as well as research by faculty, doctoral students, undergraduate students, and current teachers; and small-group question and answer sessions for in-depth discussion on completed master’s projects.  Previous Symposia information can be found on our Thompson Symposium Facebook Page. A $30 fee is required of participants to cover continental breakfast and lunch costs.

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Alice Hammel

Dr. Alice M. Hammel is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. She is currently affiliated with James Madison and Virginia Commonwealth Universities and has a large private studio in Richmond, VA. She is a co-author of several resources available through Oxford University Press including: Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach, Teaching Music to Students with Autism, and Winding it Back: Creating Individualized Instruction in Music Classrooms and Ensembles. She is Chair of the National Association for Music Education Task Force on Students with Special Needs. Her primary goal is to become a better teacher with each passing day.

Dr. Alice Hammel

2017 Thompson Symposium Information

Linda Thornton, Symposium Coordinator
The Pennsylvania State University
School of Music
University Park, PA 16802-1901