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Guest Lecture: Glenn Nierman, president of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 9:00am
117 Music Building I

Free Admission

Penn State’s Center for the Study of Music Learning and Teaching presents Glenn Nierman, president of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), in two public lectures.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m., 117 Music Building I

  • "Overview of the new National Core Standards in Music"

2:30-3:45 p.m., 102 Music Building I

  • "Teacher Evaluation and Student Assessment in the New Revised Standards Environment"

Dr. Nierman's visit to Penn State is funded by the Sarah Beels Dunikoski Memorial Endowment for Graduate Studies.


Glenn E. Nierman is the Steinhart professor in the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University (Kansas) and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Glenn NiermanConservatory of Music. Prior to beginning work on advanced degrees, he taught instrumental music in the Topeka Public Schools.

Nierman currently serves as president of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and as a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Music Education (ISME). He has authored numerous journal articles, made presentations at NAfME national conferences, and given addresses at ISME world congresses on five continents. Nierman served on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education for seventeen years, and he currently chairs NAfME’s Teacher Evaluation Task Force, in addition to being a research advisor for the National Standards Writing Team.

His research interests are in the areas of assessment, teacher education, and instructional strategies. Honors and awards include recognition for Washburn University Alumni Fellow (2012), Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching (1987), and receipt of the Steinhart Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Music Education (1998).

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