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Faculty News : Mar 13, 2017

Marshall Haning presents at National Music Education Symposia

Dr. Marshall Haning presented his original research at two national music education research symposia last month.  At the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium XI, held at the University of South Florida, Dr. Haning presented a paper entitled “Characteristics of Secondary Nonperformance Music Courses,” discussing current trends, barriers and benefits related to 7-12 music courses that do not include public performance as a primary course outcome.  At the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, held at Arizona State University, he presented research entitled “Balancing Fun, Friendship, and Focus: Informal Music Learning in Collegiate A Cappella Ensembles,” in which he investigated the ways in which collegiate singers structure their own musical activities and learning outside of institutional contexts.  Both papers were well received and Dr. Haning hopes that his discussions with colleagues at these conferences will lead to several collaborative research projects in the future.