RATHGEBER CURRICULUM VITAE                                                                               

Jesse C. Rathgeber

1264 Country Club Court, Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Phone: (630) 267-3536, Email: rathgejc@jmu.edu

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

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Education

Research Interest

Teaching Experiences

College Level

Early Childhood - 12th

Scholarly & Creative Work

Publications

Presentations

Service Experiences

Performance Experiences

Grants

Awards & Distinctions

In the Media

Professional Affiliations

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

(December 2018)

  Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

  • Dissertation: “Troubling Disability: A Phenomenology of Music Making Experiences of Persons Diagnosed with Disabilities/Impairments”
  • Advisor: Dr. Sandra L. Stauffer

Master of Music in Music Education        

June 2012

  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • Concentration in creativity and music composition
  • Advisor: Dr. Maud Hickey

Bachelor of Music Education        

May 2006

 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

  • Concentration in elementary general music
  • Illinois Certification: Music K-12

RESEARCH INTERESTS


COLLEGE-LEVEL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor of Music                                                        August 2016 – Present

       James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

       Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Teaching Assistant                                                 August 2013 – June 2016

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                        

Undergraduate Courses

Graduate Courses


EC-12 SCHOOL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

General Music Teacher                                                        2008 – 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                                                                2006 – 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

Peer Reviewed Print Publications

Bell, A. P., & Rathgeber, J. (Forthcoming). 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., & Mantie, R. (Forthcoming). A Markers of agency: A content analysis of preserive music teacher assignment responses. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education,  219.

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., Hoye, J., McNure, C. J., & Stringham, D. A. (In Review). Imagining possible futures/impacting professional visions: A reflective case study of a community-centric, ukulele-based participatory musicking project.

Rathgeber, J. (Unpublished). Let’s rock: The means and meanings of participation in a music therapy rock band comprised of young adults with developmental disabilities. Unpublished manuscript, Music Education and Music Therapy Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (Unpublished). Seeing disability: A content analysis of photographs of disability in the Music Educators Journal, 1932-2015. Unpublished manuscript, Music Education and Music Therapy Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (In Preparation) Vision of disability: Considering relational disability as represented in photographs of disabled persons from the Music Educators Journal. Unpublished manuscript, Music Education and Music Therapy Division, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Hammel, A. M., & Rathgeber, J. (In Preparation). Living at the intersection of tablets, music, and disability. In G. Greher, J. Smith, & S. Burton (Eds.), Oxford Text on Tables in Music Education.

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

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

Rathgeber, J., Stapleton, J., McCoubrey, R., Hall, S., & Stringham, D. A. (2018, May). Traversing the tenuous terrains of music education and community music therapy. Presented at “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. Presented at “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. Presented at “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 session presented at the 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 session presented at the 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 session presented at the 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 session presented at the First 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). Panel on Popular Music Pedagogies. Plenary panel presented at the The First Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology (IMPACT) Conference, New York, NY.

National Peer Reviewed Research Presentations

Rathgeber, J., Stringham, D. A., Hoye, J., & McNure, J. (2017, September). Imagining possible futures/impacting professional visions: A reflective case study of a community-centric, ukulele-based participatory musicking project . Paper presented at the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

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 presented at the Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium, Minneapolis, MN.

Rathgeber, J., Showen, A., Stapleton, J. (2017, May). Mapping music from the middle: Rhizomatic conceptions of general music practices. Collaborative paper presented at the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Method, Pembroke, VA.

Rathgeber, J., Wilson, S., & Cartwright, A. (2017, May). General music across the lifespan: Considering diverse spaces of music learning. Collaborative presented at the Mountain Lake Colloquium of         Teachers of General Music Method, Pembroke, VA.

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

Rathgeber J., & Mantie, R. (2017, February). A Content Analysis of Agency as Manifest in Preservice Music Educators’ Written Coursework. Paper presented at the 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. 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 presented at the 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 presented at the Association for 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 presented at the Mountain Lake Colloquium from Teachers of General Music Method, Pembroke, VA.

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

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

McCord, K., Gruben, A., & Rathgeber, J. (2011, May). General music for all: Universal design for learning. Plenary session presented at Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods, Mountain Lake, VA.


State-Level Peer Reviewed Research Presentations

Rathgeber, J., Coss, C., Dodge, S., Miaw, D., Picchiottino, J., & Unroe, E. (2017, October). Considering thinkering with music through technology. Research poster presented at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, November). What is Inclusion?: A Review of Literature. Poster presented at the 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 presented at the 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 presented at the 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 presented at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference, Mesa, AZ.

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

Invited Research Presentations

Rathgeber, J. (2016, October). Fostering social change through performance. Presentation for MUS429: Introduction to Intentional Music course taught by Paul Acker, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Rathgeber, J. (2016, March). Decentering disability: Considering disability from different lenses. Presentation for the Music Therapy Student Organization (MTSO) of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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

Rathgeber, J. (2015, September). Community music therapy. Presentation for the Music Therapy Student Organization (MTSO) of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2015, July). Barrier and beyond. Teleconferenced presentation presented to “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 session and maker space presented at the 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 ClassroomClinic session presented at the 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. Clinic session presented at the 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. Clinic session presented at the National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN.

State-Level Peer Reviewed Presentations and Workshops

Rathgeber, J., Coss, C., Dodge, S., Miaw, D., Picchiotinno, J., & Unroe, E. (2018, January). Tinkering with music through technology. Clinic presented for the Secondary 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. Workshop session presented at the 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. Workshop session presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference, Hot Springs, VA.

Rathgeber, J., VanKlompenberg, A., & Bickmore, I. (2015, February). What’s going on here?: Student-centered ensembles. Clinic presented for the 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. Clinic presented for the 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. Clinic presented for the 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. Clinic presented for the 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. Clinic presented for the Arizona Society of General Music at the Arizona Music Educators Conference, Mesa, AZ.

Rathgeber, J., & Hanrahan, R. (2014, January). Tales from the blended classroom: Instruction, differentiation, and technology. Clinic presented for the Technology special area at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL January 26, 2014.

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

Rathgeber, J. (2013, January). Garageband, Audacity, and Aviary, Oh my!: Technology-based composing demystified. Clinic presented Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL and the Illinois Computing Educators Conference, St. Charles, IL, January, 2013.

Rathgeber, J., & Hanrahan, R. (2013, January). Flip it and get it out there: Extending the reach of your teaching. Clinic presented for the Technology special area at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL.

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

Rathgeber, J. (2011, January). COMPOSE Your Classroom. Clinic presented for the 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. (2018, March). Developing creative inclusive pedagogies. Class presentation for Music Teach and Learning classes at Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY.

Rathgeber, J. (2017, November). Digital presence and Your PLN. Presented for MUAP 700 taught by Lori Pitz, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.  

Rathgeber, J. VanKlompenberg, A., & Bickmore, I. (2017, April). What’s going on in that classroom? The wonderful and varied possibilities of student-centered ensembles. Clinic presented for the Elementary General Music division at the Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria

Rathgeber, J. (2017, April). Tending to wildflowers: The Orff approach and Music Learning in the 21st Century. Presented for 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. Presented for 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. Presentation at Growing Communities through Learning, Experience, and Fellowship (GCLEF) Spring Sendoff, for GCLEF, Arizona State University National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter, 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. Presentation at the 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. Workshop presented at the 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. Presentation at the Illinois Summer Learning Series for the Illinois Music Education Association, Various locations, IL.

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

Rathgeber, J. (2013, October). Fishbowl discussions. Presented to students of “Dance, Movement, & Meaning” taught by Isaac Bickmore at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2013, September). The forms that art follows. Presented to students of “The Arts Around Us” taught by Corrie Box at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Rathgeber, J. (2012, March). Composing your classroom. For students of “General Music Methods II” taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J.  (2012, March). Constructing inclusive music learning. Presented to students of “Music for the Exceptional Child” taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, April). Composing with children. Presented to students of “Teaching Composition in the Music Classroom” taught Maud Hickey at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, March). Composing in the music classroom. Presented to students of “General Music Methods I” taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, March). Composing in the music classroom. Presented to students of “General Music Methods II” taught by Kimberly McCord at Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2011, April). Composing with young children. Presented to students of “Teaching Composition in the Music Classroom” taught by Maud Hickey at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Rathgeber, J. (2006, November). From the field: First year teachers check in. Presented for Collegiate chapter of MENC at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

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


SERVICE

The May Day Group, International Music Education Think Tank

July 2018

Website and Social Media Manager

  • 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.

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

May 2018 - Present

Coordinator

  • Advising students enrolled in this interdisciplinary minor (37 students currently enrolled)
  • Responsible for curricular revisions and coordinating board meetings.

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

November 2017 - May 2018

Committee Member - Faculty Representative

  • 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

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

July 2017 - August 2017

Search Chair

  • 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

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

Spring 2017 – Present

Committee Member

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

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

Spring 2017 - Present

Faculty Advisor – Volunteer        

  • Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning community service opportunities

Collegiate NAfME chapter, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Fall 2016 – Present

Faculty Advisor – Volunteer        

  • Assisted undergraduate officers and leadership in planning professional development opportunities

Online Learning Council, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Fall 2016 – Present

Inaugural Member

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

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

Fall 2016 – Present

Music Education Area Representative

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

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

Fall 2016 – May 2017

Music Education Area Representative

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

The May Day Group, International Music Education Think Tank

August 2016 - June 2018

Webmaster

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

High Octave Healing, Tempe, AZ

Fall 2013 – Summer 2016

Rock Band Volunteer

  • 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                                                         

Teacher College, Arizona State University

Spring 2014 – Spring 2016

University Supervisor - Paid        

  • 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

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

Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

Graduate Advisor - Volunteer

  • 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.

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

Fall 2013 – Spring 2016

Visiting Music Activity Leader/Coordinator - Volunteer

  • 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        

Music Instrument Museum, Scottsdale, Arizona

March 2015

Makerspace Leader - Volunteer        

  • 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

Summer Music Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Summer 2014 – 2016

Assistant Coordinator – Paid                

  • 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

Songwriting Project at Mountain Sky Middle School, Phoenix, AZ        

Spring 2014

Project Co-Leader/Teacher - Volunteer         

  • 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

Student Composition Festival, Arizona Society for General Music

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Advisory Board - Volunteer                

  • 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

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

Fall 2011 – Spring 2013

Music facilitator - Volunteer                

  • 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, VA

May 2018

Guitarist in 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

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 cover band, James Madison University

September 2016 – Present

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

Guitarists, vocalist, and arranger

Children of the Mud Volcano, Arizona State University

August 2013 – July 2016

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

The Smooth Criminals, Higher Octave Healing Clinic        

August 2013 – July 2016

Multi-instrumentalist, Community music therapy-based rock band

Urban Arts Ensemble, Arizona State University

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 AWARDED

2018

  • JMU Provost’s Research Award, College of Visual and Performing Arts — Applied for a $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 engaged. 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.

  • Center for Innovation Services Seed Grant – Applied for $300 worth Makey-Makey Classic Invention Kits for class project, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

  • 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.


AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2017

  • Awarded EPIC Classroom for Spring 2018 courses, 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 course, 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

  • Herberger Institute Student Enrichment Grant

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Arizona State University chapter

2015

  • Special Talent Scholarship, Arizona State University

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

  • Graduate Travel Grant, 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” 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

June 7, 2018

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

May 18, 2018

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

April 24, 2018

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

April 8, 2018

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

December 8, 2017

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

April 6, 2018

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

March 16, 2018

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

December 8, 2017

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

December 6, 2017

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

June 16, 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 31, 2017

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

November 4, 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                                 (March 2015 - Present)

Arizona State University Music Education Research Group                (August 2013 - Present)

College Music Society                                                        (August 2015 - Present)

Illinois Music Education Association                                        (January 2004 - Present)

International Society for Music Education                                (February 2015 - Present)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)                        (January 2004 - Present)

MayDay Group – Webmaster (2016 – present)                        (December 2012 - Present)

Music for Mutual Liberation (JMU) - Founder and Facilitator        (August 2017 - December 2017)

Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)                        (January 2015 - Present)
Virginia Music Education Association                                        (March 2016 - Pres
ent)