Daniel J. Shevock, a Ph.D. candidate in music education, will present his research, A Grounded Definition of Confident Music Improvisation: Perceptions Among University Improvisation Teachers, at the conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland in Dublin, Ireland on November 1-3. His research explores the perceptions of successful improvisation teachers and how those perceptions influence their teaching.
The conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland, held at St. Patrick’s College, is that country’s national music education conference. The program features keynote speakers from the United States, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Prior to his entrance into Penn State’s Ph.D. program, Dan taught elementary-high school instrumental and general music in the Pittsburgh public schools. A percussionist, he holds degrees from Clarion University and Towson University.