Bridget Sweet Publishes New Book on Teaching the Adolescent Voice
The changing adolescent voice counts among the most awkward of topics voice teachers and choir directors face. Adolescent voice students already find themselves at a volatile developmental time in their lives, and the stresses and possible embarrassments of unpredictable vocal capabilities make participation in voice-based music an especially fraught event. In this practical teaching guide, Associate Professor of Music Education Bridget Sweet encourages a holistic approach to female and male adolescent voice change.
Christopher Cayari wins Outstanding Dissertation Award
Alumnus Christopher Cayari (Ph.D. in Music Education, 2015), is one of two recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award of the Council for Research in Music Education (ODA).
This is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of Music Education Research, and Cayari is the first U of I graduate to win the award. His dissertation is entitled Virtual Vocal Ensembles and the Mediation of Performance on YouTube.
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Music Education Faculty Present at Symposium in China
Music education faculty Janet Revell Barrett, Adam Kruse, and Jeananne Nichols were invited to present at a symposium on university music education in China sponsored by Xiamen University, “New Directions for Performance and Music Teacher Education.”
They drew on architectural metaphors to recommend principles for renovating undergraduate curricula to meet the challenges and opportunities facing music teacher educators in contemporary schools of music.