2014 Conference at Penn State!
October 8 - 10, 2014
Music Education Communities: Within and Beyond the Four Walls
October 8 – 10, 2014
"Tailgate" at the Blue Band Building
Wear your school colors!
Buses will leave the Atherton Hotel at 5:00 and 6:15 for the Blue Band Building.
5:30-7:00 - Blue Band Performs, Arboretum visit, Blue Band Building Tour
7:00-9:00 - Reception
(All events at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center)
8:00 - Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:45 - Global Communities: How emerging techniques allow us to expand a community
Keynotes, Models of Practice at CIC Institutions, Break & Small Groups
10:45-11:30 - Poster Session 1
11:30-12:15 - Welcomes & Music
12:15-2:00 - Lunch on your own
2:15-3:00 - Poster Session 2
3:00-6:00 - Local Communities
Keynote, Break, Sharing thoughts and being musical together
6:00-7:00 - Happy Hour
7:00 - Dinner & Music
(All events at the Atherton Hotel)
8:30 - Continental Breakfast
9:15-10:15 - CIC Institutional Reports (5 min each)
10:15-11:00 - CIC Communities: Strengthening our community
CIC Past and Future panel, Current Initiatives
11:00 - Group discussion
Noon - Adjourn
Thursday Lunch Information
This information will also be available in hard-copy form as we depart for lunch on Thursday. The links below include maps and short descriptions. Please feel free to ask Penn State people for additional recommendations!
Poster Abstracts & Presentation Notes
Below are the doctoral students sharing posters and their research topics. Click any name to view the research poster abstract.
Below that are the presentation notes/PowerPoints from presenters willing to share.
Poster Session 1
Jacob Berglin (Northwestern University), Conversations with a Transgender Student in a Choral Music Program
Joyce Brokke (University of Iowa), A Collaborative Journey Toward Music Teacher Preparation: The University Supervisor, the Cooperating Teacher, and the Student Teacher
Mara Culp (Penn State), Comparing Techniques Used by Music Educators and Speech-Language Pathologists
Lindsay Fulcher (Penn State), An Investigation of K-12 Orchestral Repertoire
Jennifer Hawkinson (University of Minnesota), A Mixed Methods Investigation of Student Nonparticipation in Secondary School Music (in progress)
Scott Iseminger (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Bad Boys and Mean Girls: Behavior Management Concerns in Music Education
Soojin Lee (University of Minnesota), Teachers’ Backgrounds and Multicultural Repertoire Selection
Jared Rawlings (University of Michigan), Understanding Bullying from the Perspective of Middle School Band Students
Bridget Rinehimer (Indiana University), Into the Mystic: Lived Experiences of World Music Pedagogy (with Katherine Strand, and Bridget Rinehimer)
Rose Sciaroni (Indiana University), A Review of Research Regarding Music Teacher Creativity
Megan Sheridan (The Ohio State University), The Role of Singing in Elementary General Music Education: A Review of Literature
Daniel Shevock (Penn State), Praxes for Confident Music Improvising (in progress)
Jason Thompson (Northwestern University), A Case Study of the Role of Rap Music and Creating Rap Music on the Experiences of Incarceration for Black Detained Youth
Kristina Weimer (Penn State), Types of Mentoring Activities Experienced by Novice Teachers
Poster Session 2
Heather Beers (Indiana University), A Pilot Investigation of an Effortless Mastery Intervention on Double Bass Performance Anxiety
Glen Brumbach (University of Maryland), A Study of Music Educators’ Selection of Repertoire for Jazz Ensemble Programs
Chris Bulgren (University of Michigan), Jail Guitar Doors: A Case Study on Guitar Instruction in Cook County Jail
Gregory Drane (Penn State), African-American Bandsmen in the U.S. Navy: A Movement Toward Racial Integration (in progress)
Stephen Fairbanks (Penn State), Music Education Research with an English Accent: An Autoethnographic Account of an American Music Educator Receiving his Initial Research Training from a University in the UK
Danni Gilbert (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), An Exploration of the Use of and the Attitudes Toward Technology in First Year Instrumental Music
Yo-jung Han (Penn State), The Effect of Visually Presented Lyrics in Music Instruction on Song Learning
Daniel Healy (Northwestern University), A Survey of High School Jazz Teaching Methods and Ensemble Organization in Illinois
Anne-Marie Hildebrandt (Penn State), Preparing Students for Life-long Musical Engagement: Re-examining Private Piano Lesson Approaches
Sarah Robinson (Indiana University), What are High School Students Who Elect Not to Participate in School Music Ensembles From an Indiana School Saying About Their Musical Lives and School Music Ensembles?
David Rolandson (University of Minnesota), Possible Musical Selves and Student Participation in Curricular Music
Nicholas Roseth (Indiana University), A Survey of Colorado Middle and High School Band Directors on the Implementation of Composition in Band Classes
Ryan Shaw (Michigan State University), Music Teacher Stress in the Era of Accountability: A Multiple Case Study
Brian Sullivan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Mapping the “Borders” of a Music-Based Service-Learning Partnership
Sarah Van Waardhuizen (University of Iowa), Karaoke Phenomenon: A Contextual, Cultural Performance for Pleasure
Blair Williams (The Ohio State University), String Instrument Instruction in Rural Schools: A Review of Literature
Presentation Notes & PowerPoints
Guest Internet Access
- Verify that you are in a wireless service area by checking your wireless signal for the network named "attwifi."
- Connect to "attwifi" by configuring your wireless network settings to access "attwifi."
- Launch a web browser and attempt to connect to any website.
- Click "Get Connected" to agree to Terms of Service on the AT&T Wi-Fi connection page.
- You're now connected to the Internet.
Please Note: Whether you book at the host hotel or elsewhere we strongly recommend making your lodging arrangements as soon as possible since there are other events on campus that week.
The Atherton Hotel
125 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 231-2100 or (800) 832-0132
Online reservation code: CICMU081014
Group Name (if calling): CIC Music Education Conference
The conference pre-tax rate is $95 (single or double occupancy room). You must make your reservation BEFORE Monday, September 8 - Why not book today?
For other local hotels please see the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) offers direct flights to
Philadelphia (US Airways)
Washington/Dulles (United Express/Colgan Air)
Chicago (United Airlines)
and starting June 2014 Atlanta
Flying into Harrisburg (HAR), Pittsburgh (PIT), or Philadelphia (PHL) is also an option but will require a rental car.
Driving to the general Penn State area
From New York City (240 mi, 4 hours) and Points East:
Take I-80 W in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte). Follow PA 26 S to US 220 S, and take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
From Points West:
Take I-80 E in PA to Exit 161 (Bellefonte). Follow PA 26 S to US 220 S, and take Exit 74 for Innovation Park/Penn State University.
From Philadelphia (190 mi, 3.5 hours):
Take the PA Turnpike/I-76 W to Exit 247 (Harrisburg East), and follow signs for the next 15 miles to Route 322 W. Take 322 W past Lewistown toward State College (stay on 322 W towards Philipsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit.
From Harrisburg (90 mi, 1.5 hours):
Take 322 W past Lewistown toward State College (stay on 322 W towards Philipsburg), and take the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit.
From Pittsburgh (140 mi, 2.5 hours):
Take Route 22 E to Duncansville. Merge onto Route 220/I-99 N toward Altoona and go north for 24 miles. Turn right onto US 220 toward State College for 11 miles; merge onto Route 322 E to State College. Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit.
From Washington, DC (200 mi, 3hr 45 min):
Take Route 270 N toward Frederick and then I-70 west and north to the PA Turnpike W. At Bedford take US 220/I-99 N toward Altoona and go north for 24 miles. Turn right onto US 220 toward State College for 11 miles; merge onto Route 322 E to State College. Stay on Route 322 and later the 322 East/US 220 N bypass to the Penn State University/Innovation Park Exit.
PSU School of Music, 233 Music Building I, University Park PA, 16802. The Pasquerilla Spiritual Center is next to the School of Music.
Registration & Participation
Registration is now closed.
There is a $50 Food Fee for faculty only. (Doctoral students save your pennies.) Checks should be made out to Penn State University, with "CIC" in the memo line, and sent to:
Lisa Stamm, Penn State School of Music, University Park PA 16802-1901
Checks should be mailed by Monday, September 29th.