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Jill Reese

Dr. Jill Reese - 2014

Jill Reese is assistant professor of music education at SUNY Fredonia, and holds degrees in Music Education from Temple University, the University of Michigan, and Michigan State University. She taught vocal and general music for seven years in the public schools of Michigan, and early childhood music in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Diane Lange - 2013

Dr. Diane Lange is Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington.  She has published two books, a chapter, and several articles on combining Music Learning Theory. Dr. Lange is a past-president of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning, and past-president North Texas chapter of AOSA.

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Will Schmid

Dr. Will Schmid -2012

Will Schmid holds a B.A. from Luther College and a Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. His public school teaching included general music, choral music and band, and he taught at Winona Sate University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Will is a past-president of MENC - The National Association for Music Education.

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Dr. Christopher Azzara -2011

Azzara is Professor & Chair of Music Education and Affiliate Faculty of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. Dr. Azzara presented an interactive session to help participants develop their musicianship through improvisation.

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James Jordan - 2010

Dr. Jordan presented a workshop using the latest methods and techniques in choral pedagogy and conducting technique. In addition to pedagogy, he focused on the use of conducting as rehersal technique to immediately improve choral rehearsals and performance.

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taggart trio


Cynthia Taggart

Hope College Scholar in Residence
Professor of music education and area chair of music education at the Michigan State University College of Music.

Provided with support by the
Hope College Patrons for the Arts and the
Michigan Chapter of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning

edward gordon

Come hear how to teach your students to THINK music.
Gordon discusses the basic principles of Music Learning Theory and Audiation for your Music Classroom.

Provided with support by the
Hope College Patron of the Arts and the
Michigan Chapter of the Gordon Institute
for Music Learning