Music Teaching and Learning in Virtual Communities
Flash Sessions on Creative Strategies
Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 3:00pm
Bienen School of Music faculty and doctoral fellows will share creative strategies for online teaching and music making on topics including:
• Adventures in Temporal Displacement: Getting Creative with Virtual Ensembles (Seth M. Adams)
• Building Community in the Virtual Classroom (Sarah J. Bartolome)
• Effective and Creative Ideas for Breakout Rooms (Amanda R. Draper)
• DIY Document Camera for Virtual Teaching Environments (Robert G. Hasty)
• Facilitating Creative Revision in Remote Learning Environments (Patrick W. Horton)
• What can we take from the podium? Rehearsal thinking in the online classroom (Steven J. Morrison)
A zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the presentation.
Registration for this event is closed.
Seth Adams is a 2nd-year PhD student in music education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and percussion performance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in music education from Boston University. Prior to his studies at Northwestern, Seth was the Director of Bands at UIC College Prep High School in Chicago. Seth also spent five years as a music arranger and instructor in the drum and bugle corps activity, and has been an active bassist in Chicago since 2013. Seth’s research and academic interests include creativity-centered pedagogy, Critical Theory, and virtual ensembles.
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Sarah Bartolome is associate professor of music education at the Bienen School of Music. She previously held the position of assistant professor of music education at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BM in voice performance and music education from Ithaca College, an MM in music education with a concentration in voice performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and a PhD in music education from the University of Washington. Her research interests include children’s musical culture, ethnomusicology, choral culture from a global perspective, service-learning in higher education, and music teacher preparation. She has published articles in such journals as the Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education and the Music Educators Journal.
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Amanda R. Draper is a lecturer in Music Education in the Bienen School of Music. She previously taught elementary and middle school general music for 10 years, most recently for Chicago Public Schools. Her academic interests include investigating the utilization of music with diverse learners, a focus on music and autism research, and teacher preparation for special education in music. Dr. Draper holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Coe College in Cedar Rapids IA and a master’s degree and PhD in music education from Northwestern.
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Dr. Robert G. Hasty is the Music Director of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Highland Park Strings, Music Director of the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra and the Philharmonia at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where he also serves as the Associate Director of Orchestras. He is also Artistic Director of the International Schools Choral Music Society.
Dr. Hasty began his career teaching music in the public schools in Southern California; this included tenure in administration as the District Music Coordinator of the Capistrano Unified School District where he supervised the K-12 music education program and its staff of 39 teachers. He also served an elected term as Vice President in charge of String Education for the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association.
A noted researcher in music cognition, Dr. Hasty has been an author for two publications delivered at the 7th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition in Sydney, Australia. A book on his research on conducting was published in 2005: “Critical Listening While Conducting”. The European Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music invited him to speak at their conference in Portugal on these studies.
As a conductor, Dr. Hasty has appeared with the All-American College Orchestra at Walt Disney World, Beijing Youth Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, Irvine Youth Symphony, La Primavera Orchestra, Merit Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Youth Symphony, National High School Music Institute Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, NU Opera Theater, and the NU Contemporary Music Ensemble. His performances have been broadcast on WFMT radio in Chicago and on the Big Ten Network. Dr. Hasty’s international engagements include two sold-out performances at the National Concert Hall of Taipei, Taiwan, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center Concert Hall and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Concert Hall in Shanghai, China, the Busan Cultural Center Main Theater in Busan, South Korea, and the Suzhou Culture and Arts Centre Grand Theatre in Suzhou, China. He is sought-after as an honor orchestra conductor, conducting honor groups across the United States. He is a member of the conducting and music education faculties at the Bienen School of Music.
Dr. Hasty has also spent his career as a freelance violinist and violist, having been a student of Alice Schoenfeld at the USC Thornton School of Music. Dr. Hasty was the violist on the world premiere of Kathy Henkel's Moorland Sketches, which was broadcast on KUSC-FM Los Angeles. These days, you will find him fiddling in several Chicagoland clubs and venues with various local bands.
Patrick Horton earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ohio State University and a master’s degree in music education from Ball State University. Prior to his studies at Northwestern, he taught secondary instrumental music and music technology for 11 years in Ohio and Indiana. Patrick’s current academic interests include world music pedagogy, technology in music education, and creativity in the music classroom.
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Steven Morrison is professor of music education at the Bienen School of Music. He previously served as professor and chair of music education at the University of Washington, where he taught courses in music education, music psychology, and research methods and conducted the UW Symphonic Band. He also served as director of the Laboratory for Music Cognition, Culture and Learning, investigating neurological responses to music listening, perceptual and performance aspects of pitch-matching and intonation, and use of expressive gesture and modeling in ensemble teaching. His research also includes music preference and the variability of musical responses across diverse cultural contexts.
Morrison’s articles have appeared in Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Music Perception, Frontiers in Psychology, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Southwestern Musician, and Southern Folklore. He is editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education for which he also served on the editorial board.
Prior to his position at the University of Washington, Morrison served as lecturer of fine arts at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He has spoken and presented research throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. An instrumental music specialist, Morrison has taught at the elementary, junior high, and senior high levels in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Louisiana and has conducted and arranged for bands, orchestras, and chamber groups throughout the United States.
Morrison holds a BM from Northwestern University, MM from the University of Wisconsin, and a PhD from Louisiana State University.