The University of Florida Music Education program was well-represented at the recent NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference was a combined meeting of the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) and the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), and attracted music education researchers and music teacher educators from across the country. The conference featured research session presentations, research poster presentations, and meetings of the editorial boards of numerous music education journals. Dr. William I. Bauer currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Journal of Research in Music Education.
Music Education faculty, Ph.D. students, and alumni who gave session presentations included Dr. Timothy S. Brophy (Preparing Music Educators in the Age of Accountability), Dr. Hyesoo Yoo and Sangmi Kang (Personality and World Music Preferences of Undergraduate Non-music Majors in South Korea and the United States with Dr. C. Victor Fung, University of South Florida), online MMME faculty member Dr. Matthew D. Thibeault (Sound Recording at the Heart of Pedagogy: Suzuki’s Method in America), alumna Dr. Sandy Goldie (Theoretical Frameworks used to Examine Music Teacher Identity with Tami J. Draves, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Erik Alan Johnson Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and Kristen Pellegrino University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX), and alumna Dr. Alena Holmes (Relationships Among Musical Home Environment, Parental Involvement, and the Developmental Music Aptitude and Early Audiation Achievement of Preschool Children with Sharri VanAlstine, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI).
Music Education faculty, Ph.D. students, and recent alumni were also well represented at the research poster sessions. These presenters included Dr. Megan M. Sheridan (The Implementation and Development of the Kodály Concept in the United States of America), Sangmi Kang and Dr. Hyesoo Yoo (Music Teachers’ Work Engagement and Psychological Needs as Predictors of Their Well-Being), Camilo I. Leal (Multicultural Music Education: A Critical Review of Terminology), John Peasant (Kernaa D. McFarlin and the Fighting Blue Devil Band of New Stanton: A Review of His Tenure), Dr. Hyesoo Yoo (A Motivational Sequence Model of Students’ Intentions to Continue Participating in Music and PerformingEnsembles), and alumna Dr. Shelly Sanderson (Choral Music Educators and High School Musical Theater Programs: A Collective Case Study).