2014 Teaching Music History Conference
Friday-Saturday, June 13-14, 2014
Roosevelt University
Wabash Building, 435 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Illinois

Friday, June 13

8:00-8:45: Registration and Refreshments (Room 1111)

8:45-10:15 a.m. Session 1: Empirical Methodologies (Room 1111)

Matthew Baumer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), “A Snapshot of Music History Teaching to Undergraduate Music Majors, 2011-2012: Curricular Design, Teaching Methods, and Assessment”

Richard Bunbury (Boston University), “Assessing Course Effectiveness in the Music History Survey”

James Zychowicz (A-R Editions), “Communicating Canon: The Challenges of Creating and Assembling Anthologies”

10:30 a.m.-noon. Session 2: Topics Courses (Room 1111)

Erica Scheinberg (Lawrence University), “Teaching Recorded Sound, Teaching With Recordings”

S. Andrew Granade (University of Missouri-Kansas City), “Musical Discourses: Teaching Literacy and Orality through Music”

Laura Moore Pruett (Merrimack College), “ ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’: Developing an Upper-Level Undergraduate Course on Music and Spirituality”

Noon-1:45 p.m. Lightning Talks Over Lunch (Room 1111)

Mark Peters (Trinity Christian College), “Syllabus Day? Engaging Music History Students on the First Day of Class”

Keith Clifton (Central Michigan University), “ ‘Music Major Status Not Required’: Challenges and Rewards in the Open Graduate Seminar”

Joshua Duchan (Wayne State University), “Features and Functions as Core Concepts in World Music Appreciation”

Anita Hardeman (Western Illinois University), “Online Peer Review in the Music History Survey”

Scott Dirkse (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Teaching Appreciation without a Textbook”

Kirsten Rutschman (Duke University), “In a Flash: Starting Classes with Dynamic Activities”

2:00-5:00 p.m. Teaching Music History Unconference (Rooms 1111, 1214, 1215, and 1217)

Inspired by FlipCamp Music Theory 2013, we will devote Friday afternoon to an “unconference,” in which the procedures are far less formal. More like a seminar than a lecture, the unconference begins a few days before the meeting dates, when participants post topic ideas here. At the session, participants vote on which topics to discuss. While some may present prepared material, all are encouraged to contribute to each topic. Details will also be announced on the AMS Pedagogy Study Group’s webpage.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Keynote Session: Music History and the Concert-Going Public (Room 1111)

Linden Christ, Manager of Education and Outreach for the Chicago Opera Theatre; Founder/Artistic Director of the Chicago Opera Playhouse

Garry Clarke, Artistic Director for Baroque Band, Chicago’s period-instrument orchestra

Alyssa Crance, Coordinator of Institute Programs for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Saturday, June 14

8:45-noon. Session 4, Pedagogical Techniques and Learning Activities (Room 1111)

Kristen Strandberg (Wabash College), “Musicology and Local History: Engaging Students in Public Outreach”

Mark Peters (Trinity Christian College), “Writing To Learn in the Music History Classroom”

Mary Channen Caldwell (Wichita State University), “Pedagogy in Song: Lessons from the Medieval Song School”

Katherine Maskell and Andrew Farina (The Ohio State University) “More than Fundamentals: Reimagining the Non-Major Rock History Curriculum to Increase Student Aural Awareness”

Jonathan Gibson (James Madison University), “Re-envisioning the Music History Lecture: A Case Study from Seventeenth-Century France”

Joseph Matson (Illinois State University), “Syllabus As Wiki and Learning Outside the Classroom”

Noon-1:45 p.m. Lunch and Workshop Session (Room 1111)

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton (Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music) and Kevin Burke (Florida Institute of Technology), “Reacting to the Past”

2:00-3:30 p.m. Session 5, Instructional Technologies (Room 1111)

Mary Natvig (Bowling Green State University), “Here a MOOC, There a MOOC”

Melanie Zeck (Columbia College Chicago), “Experiential Learning in the Online Music History Classroom: A Pilot Project at Columbia College Chicago”

Scott Warfield (University of Central Florida), “Be Skeptical of Everything: Teaching the Wikipedia

3:45-5:15 p.m. Session 6, The State of Music History Teaching (Room 1111)

Adrianna Ponce (Illinois Wesleyan University), “Musicology: Redrawing Research Boundaries, Widening Teaching Gaps”

Erinn Knyt (University of Massachusetts at Amherst), “Teaching Music History Pedagogy to Graduate Students”

Scott Dirkse (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The State of Music History Pedagogy: Our History, Our Scholarship, and Our Future”