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“The Creative Mind.” Keynote presentation. Teacher in-service. SD23, Prospect Heights, Illinois, January 23, 2012.

“What Can be Learned When Instrumentalists ‘Think Out Loud’  During Practice?”  Presented at the 19th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, Barcelona, Spain, February, 2011 and accepted for poster presentation at the Biennial Music Educators National Conference, St. Louis, 2012.

“Using Google Sites to Build a Music Classroom Website.” Presentation with Nikki Rinderer at the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Pre-conference Showcase Session, Minneapolis, September, 2010.

“The Effect of Dyad Practice and Music Talk on Instrumentalists’ Performance Improvement.” Poster presented with Nikki Rinderer at the Biennial Music Educators National Conference, Anaheim, California, March, 2010.

“The Effect of Dyad Practice and Dialog on Instrumentalists’ Performance Skills.” Presented at the 18th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, St. Augustine, Florida, April, 2009

“Does Music Matter?” In-service presented to K-8 general teaching faculty at Budlong Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois, February, 2009.

“Lessons from Research in Motor Learning on Playing and Teaching the Clarinet,” Paper presented at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest, July, 2008, Kansas City, Missouri. (ICA Research Competition Presentation)

“Teaching Band and Orchestra in Illinois: Implications for Music Teacher Education.” Presented at the 2nd Biennial Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods, Mt. Sterling, OH, May, 2007.

“Teaching Music in Illinois: A Survey.” Presented at the American Education Research Association 2007 Annual Meeting, April, 2007.

“Focus of Attention Affects Performance of Motor Skills in Music.” Presented with Robert A. Duke, Sarah E. Allen, Ruth V. Brittin, James E. Byo, Mary Ellen Cavitt, Carla M. Davis, Katherine Goins and Amy Simmons at the 17th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, Baton Rouge, March, 2007

“Teaching Band in Illinois: A Status report.” Presented at the 17th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, Baton Rouge, March, 2007.

“Teaching Music in Illinois: Results of a Survey of the Music Teachers of Illinois.”  Presentations at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ICMEA Chapter Meeting, November, 2006; VanderCook College of Music Guest Speaker Series, October, 2006; IIlinois Music Educators All-State Conference, January, 2006; Association of Illinois Music Schools, Illinois Wesleyan University, October, 2005.

“Technology in Music Education.” Interactive session presented to the Tri-M Club, Lane Tech College Prep High School, October, 2006.

“Arts Education in Illinois Public Schools” (with Julia Adrianopoli). Illinois PTA, 104th Annual Convention, Lisle, Illinois, April, 2006,.

“Alternative Music Prism Concert.” Illinois Music Educators All-State Convention, Peoria, Illinois, January, 2006.

“Music Education:  Becoming a Certified School Music Teacher.”  Presentation at The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.  Oak Brook, Illinois, August, 2005.

 “Teaching Expressive Instrumental Music Performance:  Evolving Pedagogical Principles.”  Presentation at the 1st Biennial Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods.  Mt. Sterling, Ohio, May, 2005.

“Metaphoric and Conventional Conceptions of Musical Expression.”  Poster presented at The Neurosciences and Music - II:  From Perception to Performance, Leipzig, Germany, May, 2005.

“Musicians Use of Conventional and Metaphoric Vocabulary During Descriptions of Music Practice.”  Paper presented at the 16th International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 2005.

“Why Music is Important in Our Lives.”  Keynote address, 2nd annual induction ceremony, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Lane Tech College Prep High School, April, 2005.

“The  Professional Portfolio:  A Display From Around the State.”   Panel presentation at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January, 2005.

“High School to College:  Making the Transition.” Panel presentation at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January, 2005.

“Making Music Using Computer Technology.”  Interactive session presented to the Tri-M Club, Lane Tech College Prep High School, November, 2004.

“Practicing Musical Expression.”  Poster presented at the Music Educators National Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, 2004.

“The Future of Music Education.”  Discussion session presented to the Tri-M Club at Lane Tech College Prep High School, November 2003.

“Practicing Musical Expression.”  Lecture presentation at the New Directions in Music Education: Innovations in Teaching Instrumental Music Conference.”  Michigan State University. November, 2003.

“An Historical & Research Perspective on Practicing Music Expressively” and “Standards-Based Education:  Implications for Schooling from Bottom to Top.”  Invited lectures presented at the University of Texas, Austin, October, 2003

“Practicing Music Expression.”  Paper presented at the 15th International Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Chicago, April 10 - 12, 2003.

“The H.A. VanderCook - H.E. Nutt Collaboration:  Seventy-five Years of Partnership in Music Teacher Education.”  Poster presented at the Music Educators National Conference, Nashville, April, 2002.

“Becoming an Administrator.”  Guest presentation.  Supervision and Curriculum class.  Northeastern Illinois University, October, 2001.

Small-Group Discussion Leader in Education.  Guest presentation at the National Keyboard Conference, Oak Brook, Illinois, July 2001.

“Trends in Teacher Education:  State Policies with Implications for Music Teacher Education.”  Paper presented at the 14th National Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, Fort Worth, Texas, April 5 - 7, 2001.

“Don’t Be Good, Be the Best!:  Listening to the Legacy of H.A. VanderCook and H.E. Nutt, Leaders in Early Instrumental Music Education.”  Clinic presented at The Midwest Clinic, An International Band and Orchestra Conference, December 20, 2000.

“The H.A. VanderCook - H.E. Nutt Collaboration:  Seventy-five Years of Partnership in Music Teacher Education.”  Guest lecturer, Colloquium in Music Education, Michigan State University, April 13, 2000.

 “Changes in Teacher Certification, An Update.”  Panel participant.  Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January 27, 2000.

“Leadership in the Arts.”  Guest presentation.  Duquesne University, April 20, 1999.

“The VanderCook/Nutt Approach to Music Teacher Education.”  Paper presented at the 13th National Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, Montreal, Canada, April 15 - 17, 1999.

“The Call for Professional Development:  Ten Steps to Implementing a Research Project in Your School Music Program.’  Clinic session presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January 31, 1999.

“Using HyperStudio in General Music:  A Contemporary Strategy for Integrating the Arts into the Overall School Curriculum.”  Presented with Linda Szybeko at the Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Springfield, Illinois, October 7, 1997.

“Eighth Grade General Music Students as Hypermedia Authors:  A Case Study.”  Presented at the 12th Research in Music Behavior Symposium, University of Minnesota, May, 1997.  Poster presented at the Music Educators National Conference, April 15 - 18, 1998.

“Using Claire to Assess Vocal Pitch Matching:  An Exploratory Analysis.”  Poster presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, February 3, 1996.

“Using Claire to Improve Vocal Intonation:  A Case Study.”  Paper presented at the 11th Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Granville, Ohio, April 20-22, 1995.

"An Exploratory Look at Trumpetists' Performance and Perception of Intonation."  Poster presented with Larry Kuntz and Laurie Ulrich at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January, 1994.

"The Pedagogy of Instrumentation and Orchestration:  An Examination of Selected Texts and the Presentation of a CD-ROM Project."  Presented with Joel Wapnick at the Tenth Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April, 1993.

"The Dilemma of Local Assessment:  Alternative Models that Music Teachers Can Use."  Panel presentation organized and chaired at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, 1993.

"Dimensions of Musical Modeling."  Presented at the Music Educators National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 1992.

"The Effect of a Rule-based Guided Model on Advanced Instrumentalists' Performance."  Poster presented with Joseph Searle at the Music Educators National Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992.

"Computers and Music Education."  Presented at the fall conference of the Illinois Collegiate Music Educators Association, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, September, 1991.

"The Effect of a Rule-based Guided Model on Advanced Instrumentalists' Performance."  Presented at the Ninth Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Cannon Beach, Oregon, March, 1991.

"Workforce 2000."  Panel discussion participant.  1990 Marine Corps Musical Unit Leaders Conference.  Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Chicago, Illinois, December, 1990.

"An Analytical Look at the Art of Music Teaching."  Presented at the Collegiate Division of the State Convention of the Illinois Music  Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, 1990.

"Effect of Behavioral Self-Analysis on Prospective Teachers' Use of Teaching Cycles."  Presented at the Eighth Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March, 1989.

"Behavioral Self-Analysis of Teaching Cycles: A Case Report."  Poster presented at the State Convention of the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January, 1989.

"Utilizing Fading to Facilitate Musical Memorization."  Presented at the Seventh Annual Research in Music Behavior Symposium, Logan, Utah, March, 1987.

"The Relative Effects of Modeling, Singing, Playing and Silent Analysis on Instrumentalists' Accuracy."  Poster presented at the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference, Anaheim, California, April, 1986.

"The Relative Effects of Four Practice Techniques on Advanced Instrumentalists' Performance."  Poster presented at the Illinois Music Educators Association, Peoria, Illinois, January, 1985.

"The Relative Effects of a Guided Model, Model Only, Guide Only, and Practice Only on the Accuracy of Advanced Instrumentalists' Musical Performance."  Poster presented at the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1984.

"A Data Based Approach to Elementary General Music Teacher Education."  Presented at the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 1982.

"Effect of Videotape Feedback Techniques on Performance, Verbalization, and Attitude of Beginning Conductors."  Presented at the National Convention of the Music Educators National Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1978.
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