Rathgeber Curriculum Vitae          

Jesse Rathgeber

Phone: (630) 267-3536, Email: jesse.c.rathgeber@gmail.com

Twitter: @Jesse_Rathgeber, Website: www.jesserathgeber.com       

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education                                May 2019

       Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Master of Music in Music Education                                        June 2012

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

        

Bachelor of Music Education                                                May 2006

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

RESEARCH INTERESTS

COLLEGE-LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Full Time


Assistant Professor of Music Education                                August 2020 –

       Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

       Undergraduate Courses

Assistant Professor of Music                                                 August 2016 – August 2020

       James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

       Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Course


Graduate Teaching Assistant                                         August 2013 – June 2016

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                        

Undergraduate Courses


Graduate Courses

COLLEGE-LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE - Visiting

Summer Music Institute Faculty                                July 2019, July 2020

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

       Graduate Courses

EC-12 SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE


General Music Teacher                                                August 2008 – June 2013

Country Meadows Elementary School, Long Grove, IL

Willow Grove Early Childhood and Kindergarten Center, Buffalo Grove, IL

Kildeer Countryside District 96, Long Grove, IL

Music Teacher                                                        August 2006 – June 2008

DeLand-Weldon Community Unit 57 School District, DeLand, IL

Long-term Substitute Music Teacher                                Spring 2006        

Wanless Elementary School, Springfield, IL

Lee Elementary School and Special Education Center, Springfield, IL

SCHOLARLY & CREATIVE WORK

Dissertation

Rathgeber, J. (2019). Troubling disability: Experiences of disability in, through, and around music. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Peer Reviewed Print Publications

Hammel, A. M., & Rathgeber, J. (2021). Living at the intersection of tablets, music, and disability. In G. Greher, & S. L. Burton (Eds.), Mobile technology: The promise and possibilities for creative music making. Oxford University Press.

Rathgeber, J. (2020). Design to break barriers: An adaptive instrument project. In A. P. Bell (Ed.), The music technology cookbook: Ready-made recipes for the classroom. Oxford University Press.

bell, a. p., & Rathgeber, J. (2020). Can the disabled musician sing? Songs, stories, and identities of disabled persons in/through/with Social Media.  In J. Waldron, S. Horsely, & K. Veblen (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Social Media and Music Learning. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rathgeber, J., Hoye, J., McNure, C. J., & Stringham, D. A. (2019). Imagining possible futures/impacting professional visions: A reflective case study of a community-centric, ukulele-based participatory musicking project. Qualitative Research in Music Education, 1(1), 5-28.

Rathgeber, J., & Mantie, R. (2019). Markers of agency in preservice music teachers: A directed content analysis of written coursework. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, (219), 27-46.

Alexander, R. W., Britt, L. L., Cuevas, G., Harrison, S., Hunter, C., Jamrozy, R., Rathgeber, J., Stringham, D. A., & Veramessa, L. (submitted 2018). Stories and songs of incarceration, equity, justice, and community: Impact of an interdisciplinary, arts-based project on formerly incarcerated persons, pre-service students, and community members [research monograph]. Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts.

Rathgeber, J. (2017). A place in the band: Negotiating barriers to inclusion in a rock band setting. In G. D. Smith, M. Brennan, P. Kirkman, Z. Moir, & S. Sambarran (Eds.), Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music Education (pp. 369-381). London, UK: Routledge.

Rathgeber, J. (2015). Hear, listen, play: how to free your students' aural, improvisation and performance skills [book review]. Music Education Research17(1), 121-123.

Pedagogical Print Publications

McCord, K., Gruben, A., & Rathgeber, J. (2014). Accessing music: Enhancing student learning in the general music classroom through UDL. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Music Publishing.

Unpublished Manuscripts and Manuscripts in Preparation

Rathgeber, J. (Unpublished). Seeing disability: A content analysis of photographs of disability in the Music Educators Journal, 1932-2015. Unpublished manuscript, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (In Preparation) Vision of disability: Considering relational disability as represented in photographs of disabled persons from the Music Educators Journal. Unpublished manuscript, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Peña, S., Rathgeber, J. (Unpublished). Creation/communication, music/movement: Creating with the Urban Arts Ensemble. Unpublished manuscript, Music Education and Music Therapy Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

International Peer-Reviewed Research Presentation

Rathgeber, J. (2020, August). Building an anti-ableist pedagogy through the experiences of disabled musicians/musicians with disabilities [Paper presentation]. International Society for Music Education, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19)

Rathgeber, J. (2020, August). Let’s rock: The means and meanings of participation in a music therapy rock band [Paper presentation]. International Society for Music Education, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19)

Rathgeber, J., Harrison, S., Kenaga, R., Landon, W., & Stringham, D. A. (2020, August). Living in the borderlands of curriculum: A narrative inquiry of preservice music teachers’ career trajectories [Panel session]. International Society for Music Education, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19)

Maynard, L., Rathgeber, J., & Stringham, D. A. (2018, July). Growing pedagogic sensitivity through community engagement as practice [Poster session]. Musics, Selves and Societies: The Role of Music in Effecting Change Conference at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. - also state-level.

Rathgeber, J., Stapleton, J., McCoubrey, R., Dixon, E., Hall, S., & Stringham, D. A. (2018, May). Traversing the tenuous terrains of music education and community music therapy [Conference session]. “Breaking Boundaries” the International Centre for Community Music Research Symposium, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Hunter, C., Rathgeber, J., Stringham, D. A., Cuevas, G., Keenaga, R., & Veramessa, E. (2018, May). Halfway in, halfway out: Songwriting as a ground for interdisciplinary partnerships in/with/through music [Paper presentation]. “Breaking Boundaries” the International Centre for Community Music Research Symposium, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Maynard, L., Rathgeber, J., & Stringham, D. A. (2018, May). Music teacher education as community engagement: Learning in/with/through community collaborations and partnerships [Paper presentation]. “Breaking Boundaries” the International Centre for Community Music Research Symposium, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Rathgeber, J., Stringham, Hoye, J., S., Stapleton, J., Bross, L., Childs, N., Foote, A., Florimonte, I., & Vaughn, E.  (2017, August). Making, Participation, and Community: JMUke and Places of Music Learning [Two-hour interactive conference session]. Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

O’Leary, E. J., & Rathgeber, J. (2016, August). Where your creativity at?: Exploring and understanding creativity through music and technology [Two-Hour interactive conference session]. Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, July). #whatifmusiced: Considering possibilities, crafting praxis [Two-Hour interactive conference session]. Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, August). Dialogue with a controller: Projects, pilot-testing, and pedagogy [Two-Hour interactive conference session]. Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York, NY.

Rathgeber, J., Hein, E., Bell, A. P., Egolf, E., O’Leary, J., & Bledsoe, R. (2014, August). Popular Music Pedagogies [Plenary panel session]. Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York, NY.

National Peer Reviewed Research Presentations

Lewis, A., B., Rathgeber, J., Urbach, M., & Thomas-Durrell, L. (2020, February). Mapping oppression in policies: Remapping for liberation [Conference session]. New Directions Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Brewer, W., Councill, K., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Flanaga, L., Hoffman, E. C., Melago, K., Rathgeber, J., Schmidt, M.,  Stringham, D. A., & Williams, B.  (2019, September). Visual representations of music education on music teacher education programs' websites [Poster session]. Society for Music Teacher Education 2019 Symposium, Greensboro, NC.

Rathgeber, J. & Stringham, D. (2019, September). Track jumpers and others: Early-career music teachers’ present teaching contexts, past licensure pathways, and future career visions [Poster session]. Society for Music Teacher Education 2019 Symposium, Greensboro, NC.

Bickmore, I., & Rathgeber, J. (2019, May). Future fictions of general music teacher education. a research presentation on a narrative-based project envisioning general music teacher education in 2029 [Paper presentation and session]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Stringham, D., & Rathgeber, J. (2019, May). So, what are you up to?: A survey study of early career general music teacher’s present teaching contexts, past licensure pathways, and future career visions [Poster session]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Councill, K., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Fulcher, L., Hariston, M., Hoffman, E. C., Melago, K., Rathgeber, J., Schmidt, M., & Stringham, D. A. (2017, September). Visual representations of music education on music teacher education programs' websites [Poster session]. Society for Music Teacher Education 2017 Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Rathgeber, J., Showen, A., Stapleton, J. (2017, May). Mapping music from the middle: Rhizomatic conceptions of general music practices [Paper presentation]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Rathgeber, J., Wilson, S., & Cartwright, A. (2017, May). General music across the lifespan: Considering diverse spaces of music learning [Plenary paper presentation]. Mountain Lake Colloquium of Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Stapleton, J., & Rathgeber, J. (2017, May). Inside the sandbox: Learning/playing with music-making technologies [Conference session]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Rathgeber J., & Mantie, R. (2017, February). A content analysis of agency as manifest in preservice music educators’ written coursework [Paper presentation]. Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Researcher, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, March). Visions of disability: Analysis of photographic representation of disability in the Music Educators Journal, 1914-2015 [Paper presentation]. Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, October). We’ve got to rock: The musical world of the Smooth Criminals [Poster session].Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, June). Let’s rock, together: The Smooth Criminals, disability, and inclusion [Paper presentation]. Popular Music Education Conference, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Bickmore, I., Rathgeber, J., Cano, T., & Sanchez, N. (2015, May). Reflecting in action: Preservice teacher and graduate student reflections on a middle school songwriting project [Paper presentation]. Mountain Lake Colloquium from Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Rathgeber, J., & Stauffer, S. (2015, May). Just when we thought they were digital natives: Apping up! [Paper presentation]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

Tobias, E., Bickmore, I., Bledsoe, R., & Rathgeber, J. (2015, May). Design & iteration for transformation [Plenary session]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Pembroke, VA.

McCord, K., Gruben, A., & Rathgeber, J. (2011, May). General music for all: Universal design for learning [Conference Session presentation]. Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Mountain Lake, VA.

State-Level Peer Reviewed Research Presentations

Rathgeber, J. (2020, January). Troubling disability and inclusion: Toward anti-ableist pedagogy [Poster session]. Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J.,  Stringham, Veramessa, L. (2020, January). Writing life's lessons in song: Facilitating storytelling and songwriting [Paper presentation and clinic session]. Junior/Senior General Music and Music Teacher Education divisions at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2019, November). Troubling disability and inclusion: Toward anti-ableist pedagogy [Poster session]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J.,  Stringham, D., Keenaga, R., & Seed, S. (2018, November). Writing life's lessons in song: Facilitating storytelling and songwriting [Chat room sessions]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Maynard, L., Rathgeber, J., & Stringham, D. A. (2018, November). Growing pedagogic sensitivity through community engagement as practice [Poster presentation]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, November). What is inclusion?: A review of literature [Poster session]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, November). We’ve got to rock: The musical world of the Smooth Criminals [Poster session]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, October). Situating and negotiating learning through the use of web and cloud apps [Poster session]. Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, February). We’ve got to rock: The musical world of the Smooth Criminals [Poster session]. Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, Mesa, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, February). We’ve got to rock: The musical world of the Smooth Criminals [Poster session]. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Graduate Poster Gallery, Arizona  State University, Tempe, AZ.


Invited Research Presentations

Rathgeber, J. (2019, March, 2020). Disability, ableism, & music education [Conference presentation]. National Association for Music Education Collegiate Conference at Old Dominion University, Norfolt, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2019, March, 2020). Disability, ableism, & music education [Class presentation]. “Instrumental methods” course taught by Dr. Latasha Thomas-Durrell at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Garmer, J., Rathgeber, K. M., & Rathgeber, J. (2019, August). Engaged learning for disability awareness week [Poster session]. James Madison University Libraries Back to School Showcase, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2019, March). Taking a narrative turn for inclusive music education: Disability, empathy, and anti-ableism [Paper presentation]. Disability Studies and Music Education Symposium (inaugural, international), James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2019, March). Troubling disability: Experiences of disability in, through, and around music [Paper presentation]. James Madison University Friday Forum, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, March). Decentering disability: Considering disability from different lenses [Paper presentation]. Music Therapy Student Organization (MTSO) of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, February). Seeing disability and the construction of the disabled other [Class presentation]. “Cultural Diversity in Music Education” taught by Jason Thompson, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, September). Community music therapy. [Paper presentation]. Music Therapy Student Organization (MTSO) of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, July). Barrier and beyond [Class presentation]. “Music and Special Learner” course taught by Cathy Benedict, Western Ontario University, Canada.

National Peer Reviewed Pedagogical Presentations

Beldsoe, R., & Rathgeber, J. (2015, May). Musical making [Interactive conference session]. Mountain Lake Colloquium from Teachers of General Music Method, Pembroke, VA.

McCord, K., & Rathgeber, J. (2014, October). Universal design for learning, Strategies for inclusion in the general music classroom [Conference session]. National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, October). Composing with books: An overlap of literacy and music education [Conference session]. National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN.

Rathgeber, J.  (2014, October). Technology-based composing demystified: Using iPads, computers, and other devices to empower creativity [Conference session]. National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN.

State-Level Peer Reviewed Presentations and Workshops

Bucura., E., Mills, J., Rathgeber, J.  (2020, January). Envisioning secondary general music [Conference session]. Junior/Senior School General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J., Coss, C., Dodge, S., Miaw, D., Picchiotinno, J., & Unroe, E. (2018, January). Tinkering with music through technology [Conference session]. Junior High/Middle School General Music and Technology divisions at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J., Coss, C., Dodge, S., Miaw, D., Picchiotinno, J., & Unroe, E. (2017, November). Tinkering with music through technology [Conference session]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J., VanKlompenberg, A.. (2017, November). Finding a home, creating a place: Including and empowering students in the music classroom [Conference session]. Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J., VanKlompenberg, A., & Bickmore, I. (2015, February). What’s going on here?: Student-centered ensembles [Conference session]. Elementary General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Gruben, A., McCord, K., & Rathgeber, J. (2015, January). Meeting the needs of all learners: Adapting and differentiating instruction in middle school general music [Conference session]. Middle School General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. VanKlompenberg, A., & Bickmore, I. (2015, January). What’s going on in that classroom? The wonderful and varied possibilities of student-centered ensembles [Conference session]. Elementary General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. & McCord, K. (2015, January). Teaching music teachers about inclusion and disability [Conference session]. Music Teacher Education division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, February). Book-based compositions: Connecting literacy education with music composition [Conference session]. Arizona Society of General Music at the Arizona Music Educators Conference, Mesa, AZ.

Rathgeber, J., & Hanrahan, R. (2014, January 26). Tales from the blended classroom: Instruction, differentiation, and technology [Conference session]. Technology Special Area at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, January 23). The mindful ear: Developing the skills to listen to music meaningfully, critically, artfully, and pleasurably [Conference session]. Elementary General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2013, January). Garageband, Audacity, and Aviary, Oh my!: Technology-based composing demystified [Conference session]. Technology Special Area at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J., & Hanrahan, B. (2013, January). Garageband, Audacity, and Aviary, Oh my!: Technology-based composing demystified [Conference session]. Illinois Computing Educators Conference, St. Charles, IL.

Rathgeber, J., & Hanrahan, R. (2013, January). Flip it and get it out there: Extending the reach of your teaching [Conference session]. Technology Special Area at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2012, January). Book-based compositions: A composition unit that kids love! [Conference session]. Junior High/Elementary Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, January). COMPOSE Your Classroom [Conference session]. Technology Special Area and Junior High/Elementary Music division at the Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference, Peoria, IL.

Invited Pedagogic Presentations

Rathgeber, J. (2019, October). Developing creative inclusive pedagogies [Class presentation]. National Association for Music Education Collegiate chapter at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

Rathgeber, J. (2019, October). Making and participating: The Youkulele project [Class presentation]. MUS 4320: Methods of Teaching Middle School Music taught by Dr. Isaac Bickmore, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO.

Rathgeber, J. (2019, October). Tales from the job market: or how having a digital presence helped me get a job and stay organized [Class presentation]. MUAP 700 taught by Dr. Lori Piitz, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  

Rathgeber, J. (2019, March). Developing creative inclusive pedagogies [Class presentation]. “Music Teach and Learning” classes taught by Dr. Elizabeth Bucura, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Rathgeber, J. (2018, March). Developing creative inclusive pedagogies [Class presentation]. “Music Teach and Learning” classes taught by Dr. Elizabeth Bucura, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Rathgeber, J. (2017, November). Digital presence and your PLN [Class presentation]. MUAP 700 taught by Dr. Lori Piitz, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  

Rathgeber, J. Van Klompenberg, A., & Bickmore, I. (2017, April). What’s going on in that classroom? The wonderful and varied possibilities of student-centered ensembles [Class presentation]. American Choral Directors Association at James Madison University.

Rathgeber, J. (2017, April). Tending to wildflowers: The Orff approach and music learning in the 21st century [Class presentation]. MUED 482. Orff and Kodaly: Literature, Principles and Practices, course taught by Bryce Hayes, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, November). Crafting engaging and educational video tutorials: Digital teaching and Presentation [Class presentation]. MUS 341: Form and Analysis, course taught by John Peterson, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J., & Showen, A. (2016, April). Playing with musical inquiry [Conference presentation]. Growing Communities through Learning, Experience, and Fellowship (GCLEF) Spring Sendoff, for GCLEF, National Association for Music Education Collegiate at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J., Wagner, R., Neilsen, C., & Bickmore, I. (2016, February). And the classroom goes “pop”!: Learning and performing popular music. Workshop Presentation for Growing Communities through Learning, Experience, and Fellowship (GCLEF), Arizona State University National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, July). Developing engaging, enriching, empowering, and creative composition projects for your classroom [Conference presentation]. Illinois Summer Learning Series for the Illinois Music Education Association, Various locations, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, July). Building your hub: Creating a blended/flipped learning website for your classroom [Conference presentation]. Illinois Summer Learning Series for the Illinois Music Education Association, Various locations, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, July). We did that!: Constructing and putting on student-created performances [Conference presentation]. Illinois Summer Learning Series for the Illinois Music Education Association, Various locations, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2014, February). Meeting the needs of all learners [Class presentation]. “Art of Teaching Instrumental Musicians II” taught by Margret Schmidt & Jill Sullivan at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2013, October). Fishbowl discussions [Class presentation]. “Dance, Movement, & Meaning” course taught by Isaac Bickmore at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2013, September). The forms that art follows [Class presentation]. “The Arts Around Us” course taught by Corrie Box at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2012, March). Composing your classroom [Class presentation]. “General Music Methods II” course taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2012, March). Constructing inclusive music learning [Class presentation]. “Music for the Exceptional Child” course taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, April). Composing with children [Class presentation]. “Teaching Composition in the Music Classroom” course taught Maud Hickey at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, March). Composing in the music classroom [Class presentation]. “General Music Methods I” course taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, March). Composing in the music classroom [Class presentation]. “General Music Methods II” course taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, April). Composing with young children [Class presentation]. “Teaching Composition in the Music Classroom” course taught by Maud Hickey at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2006, November). From the field: First year teachers check in [Presentation]. Music Educators National Conference Collegiate Chapter at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2006, March). The cooking project: A multidisciplinary project [Class presentation]. “Teaching Music in the Elementary School Classroom” course taught by Gregory Denardo at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

SERVICE

Faculty Advisor – Volunteer        

Collegiate NAfME chapter, Augustana College, Rock Island

Fall 2020 – Summer 2020

Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning professional development opportunities. Co-advisor with Dr. Dawn Farmer (Fall 2020).

Advisor                                                                

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow Program,

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2019-2020

Advisor for Preparing Future Faculty Fellow Amy Lewis (doctoral student at Michigan State University)

The PFF program is consistent with JMU institutional objectives that seek to promote access, inclusion and diversity that are foundational for the provision of outstanding education.  The PFF program is mutually beneficial to all participants.  It provides mentorship to PFF fellow, contributes to the atmosphere of inclusivity at participating academic units, brings new perspectives to students and establishes connections between our partner-HBCUs and JMU.

Symposium Convener and Organize

Disability Studies and Music Education Symposium

Spring 2019 -

Launched this new, interdisciplinary symposium in order to provide a space for contemporary researchers in music education to explore the potentials that disability studies literature can provide for critical research and inclusive pedagogy. The initial symposium was funded through support of multiple campus partners, including the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Access and Inclusion,  the Office of Cross-disciplinary Studies and Diversity Engagement,  JMU Libraries, Leslie Flanary Gilliam Center for Entrepreneurship, and Disability Studies faculty. The second symposium, to occur in 2021, will be funded by Upton Bass. As part of organizing this symposium, I engaged in the following:

  • Identifying and working with the keynote speaker, Dr. Alex Lubet of the University of Minnesota, to develop a keynote address.
  • Identifying other music education researchers who have drawn on disability studies in their work and inviting them to participate as speakers. This eventually yielded presentations by Dr. Adam Bell or the University of Calgary, Dr. Elizabeth Parker of the Temple University sharing her work with Dr. Bridge Sweet of the University of Illinois, Dr. Warren Churchill of New York University-Abu Dhabi, and Martin Urbach of New York Public Schools working with Emily Veramessa of James Madison University.
  • Arranging and assisting in travel and housing arrangements for presenters.
  • Finding and securing funding for inclusive services such as American Sign Language Interpreters and Communication Access Real-time Translation.
  • Organizing Web-Ex and ZOOM platforms to encourage tele-presence attendance.
  • Designing and disseminating advertisement materials.  
  • Organizing student leaders to introduce presenters, record presentations, and handle other aspects of the day-of occurrences.
  • Collaborating with JMU Libraries to develop a digital archive space for presentation videos.

Associate Director and Co-Founder

Center for Inclusive Music Engagement

December 2018 - Summer 2020

Academic center at James Madison University, chartered December 13, 2018.

  • Mission: The Center for Inclusive Music Engagement seeks to facilitate musicking opportunities for all persons to create, perform, respond, and connect with, in, through, and around music in ways that are meaningful and add richness to individuals' lives and our broader communities.
  • Objectives: We will seek to accomplish the following objectives:
  • Research: Contribute to the state of knowledge related to music teaming, pedagogy, therapy, and scholarship in relevant fields (e.g., music education, community music therapy, community engagement, arts education) through research.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with experts in other disciplines, community organizations, and educational institutions as we seek to engage with and serve the diverse and interconnected mosaic of communities in which we function.
  • Education: Assist students, teachers, scholars, policymakers, community members, and other related stakeholders in designing and facilitating inclusive experiences creating, performing, responding, and connecting with, in, through, and around musicking in varied settings (e.g., early childhood education, K-12 education, adult/community education, health care facilities).
  • Dissemination: Facilitate professional development by disseminating research and research-informed praxis through publications, digital media, workshops, and academic courses.

Planning Team

Disability Awareness Week

June 2018 - May 2019

Provided advisory assistance for multiple facets of the James Madison University Office of Disability Services Tenth Anniversary Disability Awareness Week. As part of this series of events, I identified and helped the planning team select a musician and music scholar as the keynote speaker. The team selected Dr. Alex Lubet of the University of Minnesota as the presenter. I worked with Dr. Lubet along with other university groups to develop programming and I worked with Dr. Christine Liu of Libraries and Instructional Design to craft a campus-wide disability awareness assignment to go along with Dr. Lubet’s work.  

Instructional Faculty Representative

Employee Advisory Committee

September 2018 - July 2020

An advisory committee reporting to the President of James Madison University (JMU), the Employee Advisory Committee fosters open, honest and productive communication between employees and the university administration with an emphasis on matters of concern to all employees.

The organization accomplishes its mission by:

  • communicating with the Executive Assistant to the President of the University (Liaison to EAC)
  • providing feedback and advice to the Senior Leadership Team regarding issues that impact JMU employees
  • facilitating two-way communication with the campus community through electronic and verbal methods
  • facilitating staff employee participation on University Committees and Commissions
  • sponsoring the annual JMU Employee Appreciation Event each May
  • planning the President's Opening Address to Staff each Fall

Website and Social Media Manager

The May Day Group, International Music Education Think Tank

July 2018 -

  • New ex-officio steering committee member, position created as an expansion of Webmaster position.
  • Sought out and appointed by Steering Committee.
  • No set term of office; position re-filled as it becomes available.
  • Manager coordinates MDG social media presence by moderating groups and discussions as well as working to extend the visibility of the MDG through social media.
  • Manager acts as the Webmaster of the MDG website (www.maydaygroup.org), handling all technical issues related to website functionality.
  • Manager consults with Chairf, MDG Website Editor, and Listserv/Newsletter Editor on major proposed changes to website functionality and social media presence that may diverge from existing policy or practice, or otherwise deserve consideration by and consensus of the Steering committee.
  • Coordinates with the Chair, MDG Website Editor, and editors of online journals to develop web content that may enrich and extend discussions begun in MDG publications and at MDG Colloquia.

Coordinator

Music and Human Services, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

May 2018 - July 2020

  • Advising students enrolled in this interdisciplinary minor.
  • Responsible for curricular revisions and coordinating board meetings.

Committee Member - Faculty Representative

Disability Services Information Management System Committee,  James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

November 2017 - May 2018

  • Advised committee on the procurement of an information management system to be used for Disability Services and Learning Strategies Instruction student data
  • Took part in pitch meetings and provided feedback

Search Chair

Assistant Director of Disability Services Job Search Committee, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

July 2017 - August 2017

  • Organized search committee and directed committee members through the job search process
  • Contributed to and clarified interview questions developed by search committee
  • Developed an assessment rubric/criterion with the Coordinator of Disability Services
  • Organized and coordinated on-site interview days

Committee Member

Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference Planning Committee, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Spring 2017 – March 2020

  • Assisted in the planning of the 2017 TLT conference for k-College teachers
  • Keynote and organizational sub-committee member

Faculty Advisor

Music and Service Club, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Spring 2017 - Spring 2018

  • Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning community service opportunities

Faculty Advisor – Volunteer        

Collegiate NAfME chapter, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Fall 2016 – Present

  • Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning professional development opportunities

Inaugural Member

Online Learning Council, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

December 2016 – February 2020

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts representative
  • Completed SWOT Analysis of JMU online learning
  • Offered suggestions for new online learning structures

Music Education Area Representative

School of Music Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2017

  • Committee dedicated to evaluating and voting on undergraduate curricular change for courses in the School of Music

Music Education Area Representative

School of Music Website Committee, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Fall 2016 – May 2017

  • Committee committed to developing and refreshing online footprint of the School of Music

Student Teaching Supervisor         

Music Education Area, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Spring 2017

  • Supervised student teachers in K-12 general music and choral settings within one hour of Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Mentored student teachers via discussions, reflections, and modeled teaching strategies

Webmaster

The May Day Group, International Music Education Think Tank

2016 - June 2018

  • Updated website functionality
  • Worked with Editor-In-Chief, Listserv/Membership Coordinator, and Website Editor to discuss generation of new web content.

Rock Band Volunteer

High Octave Healing, Tempe, AZ

Fall 2013 –  2016

  • Assisted in facilitation of weekly rock band rehearsal for the band “Billie Jeans,” a group comprised of young adults diagnosed with Down Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Performed with band at bi-annual concerts
  • Assisted band member as needed                 
                                            

University Supervisor - Paid        

Teacher College, Arizona State University

Spring 2014 - 2016

  • Supervised student teachers in K-12 general, choral, band, and orchestral settings in Phoenix-metro area
  • Mentored student teachers via discussions, reflections, and modeled teaching strategies

Graduate Advisor

Collegiate NAfME chapter (GCLEF), Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

  • Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning professional development opportunities
  • Led in the development of community service projects at local schools
  • Guided leadership in developing bi-monthly ASU School of Music musicking events featuring faculty and local community musicians exploring music and music learning.

Visiting Music Activity Leader/Coordinator

Teachers College Preschool, Child Development Lab, Child Studies Lab, and Bright Horizons Campus Children’s Center at ASU, Tempe, AZ

Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

  • Advised undergraduate student in developing and leading music activities with early childhood students independently and in conjunction with courses (MUE110, MUE310, and MUE465/565)
  • Led singing, moving, and creating activities with children ages 2 – 5 during “Music Mondays” at the Campus Children’s Center
  • Facilitated morning music circle activities at ASU Teachers College Preschool

Makerspace Leader

Music Instrument Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona

March 2015

  • Developed technology-based musical making activities to share with the public
  • Co-facilitated a team of two doctoral students and two undergraduates in setting up and leading a public, mini musical makerspace

Assistant Coordinator - Paid

Summer Music Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Summers 2014, 205, 2016

  • Coordinated ASU Orff and Kodály levels and assisted level instructors: Dr. Carla Cose-Giallella, Dr. Maryln Woods, Dr. Robert Amchin, Joshua Block, Karen Blooding, Austin Showen, Dr. Shelly Cooper, Dr. Audrey Cardany, and Corrie Box
  • Assisted Dr. Sandra Stauffer in planning and supervision of summer masters courses and music education workshop courses
  • Maintained records and completed required university paperwork

Project Co-Leader/Teacher - Volunteer

Songwriting Project at Mountain Sky Middle School, Phoenix, AZ

Spring 2014

  • Participated in a songwriting project co-sponsored by ASU Gammage and ASU Music Education, advised by Melissa Vuletich (Gammage) and Dr. Evan Tobias (Music Education)
  • Planned and led songwriting activities with middle school students
  • Facilitated undergraduate music education students’ work with middle schoolers, modeling questioning and social constructivist-based teaching strategies
  • Co-planned a concert featuring new student songs in conjunction with a performance of the musical Once at ASU Gammage

Advisory Board - Volunteer

Student Composition Festival, Arizona Society for General Music

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

  • Co-facilitated the formation of a state-wide, annual student composition festival
  • Contacted adjudicators to provide student composers with helpful feedback
  • Developed digital means for community members to vote on student compositions
  • Co-planned premier of three top student compositions during an Arizona Music Educators Association concert

Music facilitator - Volunteer

S.E.A.C. Autism Spectrum Disorders Support, Long Grove, IL

Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

  • Led early childhood through 8th grade music activities
  • Developed and guided play, performance, listening, improvisation, and composing experiences with students on the Autism Spectrum and their family members

SELECTED PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCES

Transitioning and Traversing

Forbes Center, Harrisonburg, VA

May 2018

Guitarist in the faculty band comprised of David Newman (vocals), Casey Cangelosi (drum set), Robby McCoubrey (acoustic guitar), and David Stringham (bass). Performed “Halfway In, Halfway Out,” written by Joe Dudash.

Harrisonburg: The Musical, James Madison University

Forbes Center & Court Square Theatre, Harrisonburg, VA

Nov. 2017 - Dec. 2017

Guitarist and tambourinist in pit orchestra for student-created musical performed at the Court Square Theatre and Forbes’ Black Box Theatre  

The Stapletones

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

September 2016 – October 2019

Leader, music education cover band that performs for senior citizen dances

Guitarists, vocalist, and arranger

Children of the Mud Volcano

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

August 2013 – July 2016

Saron, Javanese gamelan under the direction of Dr. Ted Solis

The Smooth Criminals

Higher Octave Healing Clinic, Tempe, AZ        

August 2013 – July 2016

Multi-instrumentalist, Community music therapy-based rock band

Urban Arts Ensemble

Arizona State University, Tempe AZ

Fall 2013

Guitarist, Improvisational collective of musicians and dancers under the direction of Dr. Melissa Britt and Dr. Richard Mook

Vishnu Blue

Urbana, IL

2003 – 2005

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Improvisational rock-jazz-experimental band

Varsity Men’s Glee Club

University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Fall 2002 – Spring 2006

Tenor I, men’s vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Barrington Coleman
Co-section leader (2005 – 2006)

Concert Band IIA,

University of Illinois, Urbana IL

Fall 2001 – Spring 2003

Alto and Tenor Saxophone

 GRANTS APPLIED FOR AND/OR AWARDED

2019

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts Cultural Connections Artists in Residence Grant – Applied to bring Jarritt Sheel of Berkeley College to JMU campus in Spring 2019 to present on democratic practices, hip-hop, and music education. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded

2018

  • JMU Provost’s Research Award, College of Visual and Performing Arts — Applied for $2,000 grant for the project “Fostering Participatory Musicking and Innovative Music Teacher Development through JMUke.” James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts Cultural Connections Artists in Residence Grant – Applied to bring Amy Lewis to JMU campus in Fall 2018 to present to on anti-racist pedagogy and music education. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded

2017

  • Art Works Grant – Applied for a 3-year, $30,000 interdisciplinary songwriting project for residents at a transition from prison project, National Endowment of the Arts, Washington, DC. Awarded $20,000.

  • College of Arts and Letters Visiting Scholars Program – Applied, with David Stringham to bring Dr. Joseph Abramo of the University of Connecticut to JMU campus in Fall 2018 to present on disability, popular music, and social justice as a Music and Human Services Visiting Scholar. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded

2016

  • Faculty Senate Seed Grant – Applied with David Stringham for $5000 to start a curricular- and community-based project (JMUke) related to instrument making, music education, and community engagement. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded.

  • Center for Innovation Services Seed Grant – Recipient of $300 worth of Zoom H1 recorders, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. Awarded.

  • College of Arts and Letters Visiting Scholars Program – Applied, with David Stringham, to bring Dr. Randall Allsup of Teachers College, Columbia University, New York to JMU campus in Spring 2017 to present on philosophy and music education as a Music Education Visiting Scholar. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

2016

  • Herberger Institute Student Enrichment Grant

2015

  • Herberger Institute Student Enrichment Grant (July & October), Arizona State University

  • Graduate Travel Grant, Arizona State University

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2020

  • JMU All Together One Awards by Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. “Awards consist of a tapping ceremony, a pin, a stone placed in the All Together One Circle and an inspirational story is read about each new award recipient.” (https://www.jmu.edu/alltogetherone/)

2019

  • Inducted as an honorary member of ΚΚΨ (Kappa Kappa Psi), National Honorary Band Fraternity by the Eta Omicron chapter at James Madison University, December 5, 2019.
  • Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship, Little Kids Rock. Montclair State University, June 3-7, 2019.
  • One of three Madison Vision Teaching Award winners, James Madison University Faculty Senate and Student Government Organization. “The award recognizes a commitment to excellence in teaching while displaying JMU’s principles of Vision and Engagement by ‘developing deep, purposeful and reflective learning, while uniting campus and community in the pursuit, creation, application and dissemination of knowledge.’”  

2018

  • Co-chartered the Center for Inclusive Music Engagement academic center at James Madison University with David Stringham. Names the Associate Director of the center. http://www.jmu.edu/cime/index.shtml
  • Awarded EPIC Classroom for Spring 2019, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2017

  • Awarded EPIC Classroom for Spring 2018, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

  • First Time Grant Applicant & First Year Faculty Applicant recognition, Office of Sponsored Programs, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

2016

  • Awarded EPIC Classroom for Spring 2017, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Awarded the inaugural “Jesse Rathgeber Volunteer of the Year Award,” Higher Octave Healing, Tempe, AZ
  • Graduate and Professional Student Association Teaching Excellence Winner, Arizona State University

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Arizona State University chapter

2015

  • Special Talent Scholarship, Arizona State University

2014

  • Frank and Marylyn Putz Scholarship, Arizona State University

2013

  • Departmental Distinction Award in Music Education, Northwestern University

  • Tech4Learning Innovative Educator Award

  • GRAMMY Music Educator Award nominee

2012

  • Crystal Apple/Red Schoolhouse Award, Kildeer Countryside School District 96

2011

  • “HATS Off” Honor a Teacher/Staff Acknowledgement, Kildeer Countryside School District 96

  • Those Who Excel Team Award of Meritorious Service, Standards Based Reporting Field Test Team, Illinois Board of Education

2006

  • Outstanding Graduating Senior in General/Elementary Music Education, UIUC

  • University Honors (Bronze Tablet), University of Illinois

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Illinois chapter

2005

  • Robert Thomas Music Education Award, University of Illinois

2004

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Illinois chapter

  • National Dean’s List

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, University of Illinois chapter

2003

  • Phi Scholars, University of Illinois chapter

  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University of Illinois chapter

2001

  • John Philip Sousa Band Award, Auburn High School

  • National Choral Director’s Award, Auburn High School

IN THE MEDIA

March 2020

“Healing, Connecting Through Music” in Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA. (article: https://bit.ly/3dQOJ0c)

“Tearing the Veil From the Bottom Up: Civic Engagement thru Hip-Hop,” as co-host with guest Jarritt Ahmed Sheel for Episode 18 of Democracy Matters podcast of the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement (podcast: https://apple.co/39DlVok).

October 2019

“Making Music for Everyone: Inclusive teaching practices open doors to marginalized communities and enrich all involved” in Teaching Music, Journal by the National Association for Music Education.

August 2019

“Inclusive Music and the Value of ‘Being With,” Episode 10 of Democracy Matters podcast of the James Madison University Center for Civic Engagement (podcast: https://apple.co/2lNFJTb).

“Faculty Focus” in Fall 2019 issue of Madison Magazine (full magazine: http://bit.ly/2MivP5e).

February 2019

“New Center at JMU Encourages Inclusive Music-Making and Music-Learning Experiences” in James Madison University News (article: https://bit.ly/2VLbTeL).

August 2018

“Music Makers” in the Fall 2018 issue of Madison Magazine (article: https://goo.gl/z5bhM1; full magazine: https://goo.gl/9DVLCT).  

June 2018

“Music makers” in James Madison University News (https://goo.gl/fX89xX).

May 2018

Write up on an Adaptive Instrument project in The Insider, Harrisonburg City Schools (https://goo.gl/ht3Xhq).

April 2018

“Putting Life’s Lesson in Song” Madison Magazine (Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 40-41), James Madison University (https://goo.gl/MfhSds).

“JMUke helps students discover their inner musician” in The Breeze, James Madison University (https://goo.gl/9g6bE1).

“JMUke Hosts a Ukulele Jam Session” on Breeze TV, James Madison University (https://goo.gl/n9UbWK).

March 2018

“A Profoundly Good Impact” in Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA (https://goo.gl/qxBQiX).

December  2017

“Music as Therapy” in Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA (https://goo.gl/qxBQiX).

“Putting Life’s Lesson in Song” in Madison Scholar: Journal of Scholarship, James Madison University (https://goo.gl/yXYhQE).

June 2017

Reference to NEA grant: “With Trump Targeting Arts Funding, The NEA Might Have Just Announced Its Last Grant Recipients” in Newsweek  (https://goo.gl/v2DQUA).

May 2017

“Strum Along: JMU Students Teach Kids Ukulele” in Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA (https://goo.gl/PHvpNc).

November 2004

“UI tutors make a difference in Champaign-Urbana community” in Illinois News Bureau (https://goo.gl/x8n5Xq).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for Popular Music Education                                 

College Music Society                                                

Illinois Music Education Association                                        

International Society for Music Education                                

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)                        

MayDay Group                                                                         

Society for Music Teacher Education                                                        
Virginia Music Education Association