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Penn State Music Education professors and grad students well-represented at 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education in North Carolina

Penn State Faculty and Ph.D. students presenting at SMTE

Several music education faculty members and graduate students from the Penn State School of Music have been selected to present their research at the 2019 Symposium on Music Teacher Education (SMTE) at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, On September 12-14. SMTE aims to improve the quality of teaching and research in music teacher education,  provide leadership in the establishment of standards for certification of music teachers, and serve as an arm of National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in influencing developments in music teacher education and in the certification of music teachers.

Here is a list of the selected Penn State scholars and the titles of their research:

Dr. Darrin Thornton "Diversifying our Profession - Taking the Next Steps" (Presentation)

Dr. Ann Clements "Popular Music Pedagogies in Higher Education" (Panel) 

Dr. Bryan E. Nichols "Mentoring Graduate Students: A Mixed Methods Study" (Poster)

Dr. Bryan E. Nichols "Career Transitions for Early to Mid-Career Professors" (Panel)

Scott Atchison, Ph.D. Candidate "The Medium is the Message: Problem-Based Learning in the Music Technology Classroom" (Poster)

Le Zhang, Ph.D. Candidate "Teachers’ Experience of International Mindedness in Music Education: A Case Study of Chinese Outside-School Music Educators" (Poster) 

Michquelena Potlunas Ferguson, Ph.D. Candidate "A Narrative Inquiry of the First Women Instrumentalists in the Pennsylvania State University Blue Band After the Enactment of Title IX" (Poster)

Christiana Usenza, Ph.D. Candidate "Teaching Music as Culture: The Experiences of K-12 Music Teachers" (Poster)

Douglas McCall, Ph.D. Candidate "Teaching Concerns Among Junior Choral Music Education Students" (Poster)