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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Alumni Spotlight

In a recent article, Tim Feerst (BM Ed, 2011) reflected on the value and importance of his time spent at Mason working on a degree in music education. He is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in performance at the University of North Texas. You can read the full article at

Friday, December 13, 2013

Music Education Poster Session

Students enrolled in the music education research design course presented their research topics in a poster session on Thursday, December 12, in deLaski hall.  Special congratulations to Ph.D. students Angelal Ammerman, Tim Smith, Nathan St. Pierre, Brian Walden, and Margaret Woods who have have been invited to present their posters at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference that will be held in April 2014 in St. Louis, MO.

Curbing Elementary String Attrition, Angela Ammerman

A Model Describing Musical and Teaching Skills of the Effective First-Year Music Teacher, Timothy Smith

Standards-Based Grading Practices Among Practicing Music Educators: Prevalence and Rationale, Nathan St. Pierre
Lesson Preparation, Error Detection, Verbal and Non-verbal Communication as Predictors of Confidence of Undergraduate Instrumental Music Education Majors in the Pre-service Student Teaching Practicum, Brian O. Walden
Jazz Improvisation as a Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children, Joseph Whitney

Presenteeism as an Indicator of Stress in Secondary Music Teachers, Margaret Woods