1995 Suncoast Music Education Forum

The University of South Florida, Tampa presents

1995 Suncoast Music Education Forum:

Assessment

Presented in collaboration with...

  • Arts for a Complete Education
  • Florida Music Educators Association
  • Florida Music Supervisors Association
  • Florida College Music Educators Association
  • Florida Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
  • Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
  • Hillsborough County (FL) Public Schools
  • USF College of Education
  • USF Office of Sponsored Research

October 12-14, 1995

Suncoast Music Education Forum Welcome

Betty Castor, President

Dear Forum Delegates:

Welcome to the fourth biennial meeting of the Suncoast Music Education Forum. I may be among the most enthusiastic about this installment of SMEF, for while it is the fourth of its kind, it is my first as President of the University of South Florida. This nationally celebrated research symposium quickly has become one of our university’s premier scholarly meetings, drawing upon master teachers, researchers, and philosophers to help the music profession understand its mission, purpose, and needs as we approach the new millennium.

Prior to joining the USF family, I served for a number of years as Commissioner of Education for the state of Florida. I can assure you that the topic identified by our Music Education faculty for the 1995 Suncoast Forum has great interdisciplinary importance. Assessment issues frame most of the policy questions surrounding public education today. I can think of no more timely discussion for the education profession and am eager to learn from music education what it might have to say to the larger education establishment.

My heartfelt congratulations extend to our Music Education faculty for their continued commitment to this outstanding and rigorous enterprise. Best wishes to all of you as you convene for these few days on our beautiful campus. You will discover, as I have rediscovered, that this is a dynamic university.

Sincerely,

Betty Castor, President

John L. Smith, Dean, College of Fine Arts

Dear Forum Delegates:

Welcome back to the University of South Florida College of Fine Arts. Once again, our colleagues in the Music Education faculty have developed an outstanding program which focuses our attention on an important scholarly topic. I applaud them for their resolve in developing this forum into one of national and international importance.

I take great pleasure in welcoming our colleagues from the Hillsborough County Public Schools to this fourth Suncoast Forum. You are our “home team” and our feeling of partnership with you is especially strong. I hope you will find these deliberations challenging, inspiring, and relevant. And I hope you will enjoy our campus.

Good luck and best wishes to you all for what I know will be a delightful and satisfying three days.

Cordially,

John L. Smith, Dean, College of Fine Arts

Christopher P. Doane, Professor and Director, USF School of Music

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students of the School of Music, I would like to welcome all of you to the 1995 Suncoast Music Education Forum on Assessment. One important element of the educational mission of the School is to present important and timely topics for consideration by students, music teachers, and other scholars in the field. Our record in this mission is truly exemplary. Following the success of the 1994 International Society for Music Education World Conference last summer and the previous Suncoast Forums on Futurism (1993), Curriculum (1991), and Creativity (1989), the 1995 Forum on Assessment continues a tradition of leadership for which we are justifiably proud.

We are especially pleased that this year’s Forum is presented in collaboration with a number of important sponsors. Of course, we value the continued support of the University and specifically would like to thank Dean John L. Smith and the College of Fine Arts, Vice President George Newkome and the Division of Sponsored Research, Dean Steve Permuth and the College of Education, and the University Research Council for their meaningful support of this ambitious event. In addition, we are most grateful for the considerable investments of the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida College Music Educators Association, Arts for a Complete Education (ACE), the Florida Collegiate Music Educators Association, the Florida Music Supervisors Association, and the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association in SMEF ‘95. We are pleased and honored to welcome these organizations to our campus.

I certainly echo Dean Smith’s welcome to our colleagues from the Hillsborough County Public Schools. Being a part of your fall professional development schedule is a source of satisfaction and pride for us here at the University of South Florida. Best wishes to all for a satisfying and fulfilling Forum.

Sincerely,

Christopher P. Doane, Professor and Director, USF School of Music

Featured Presenters

Richard Colwell -- "Now That We're There, Who Wants to Know?: A Primer in Documentation of Success for Teaching"

Richard Colwell (NEC_COLWELL@FLO.ORG) is Professor and Chairman of Music Education, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Colwell held similar appointments at Boston University, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Dr. Colwell serves on the editorial committees of several scholarly journals, and founded both the Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin and the Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning. His experience in the area of music assessment is extensive. He published 4 music tests with the Follett Corporation, (Music Achievement Tests), 18 criterion reference tests for the Silver Burdett Music series, and published an influential book on music assessment with Prentice-Hall, Evaluation of Music Teaching and Learning. Dr. Colwell also has served as a reviewer for the Buros Mental Measurement Yearbooks and was a item writer for state testing programs in Illinois, Indiana, Alabama, as well as the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Currently, he is working with Paul Lehman, David Boyle, and Edward Asmus on the evaluation components of the National Standards for Arts Education. Finally, Dr. Colwell is the Editor of the monumental Handbook of Research in Music Teaching and Learning (Schirmer Books).

Ray Horsley -- "Link It! for the Music Educator"

Ray Horsley (RayHorsley@aol.com) graduated from Millikin University's School of Music in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Organ. He has worked as an arranger in residence for Purdue University, as a singer/entertainer for the Casinos de Cataluna in Barcelona Spain, and at the invitation of the State Department, has toured Europe and the former Yugoslavia as a jazz pianist. He is currently the organist of the First Church of Christ Science downtown St. Petersburg. Mr. Horsley also is the President of MacTraining, a St. Petersburg-based computer training company and publisher of Link It! software for creating interactive multimedia with an emphasis in music.

Janice Killian -- "Assessment in Music Performing Groups: Some Practical Suggestions"

Janice N. Killian (F_Killian@twu.edu) is a South Dakota native and a Texan by marriage. She attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in music education. She earned a master’s from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in music education from the University of Texas-Austin. Since 1990, Dr. Killian has been a member of the faculty at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, where her duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate music education classes, supervising student teachers, directing a choral ensemble, and conducting music education research. She is the 1995 recipient of the prestigious Mary Mason Lyons Award for Distinguished Junior Faculty, granted for excellence in teaching, research, and service at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Killian has taught at every level (K-university) and has won many awards for her superior performance at each assignment. An active researcher, her studies have focused primarily on the junior high musical experience, changing voice, and teacher preparation. She is a member of the editorial review board for the Journal of Research in Music Education. Dr. Killian is co-author of the newly-released Hal Leonard textbook series, Essential Elements for Choir: A Complete Choral Experience for Grades 7-12. She is in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator, and conducts workshops nationally on the topic of assessment in the arts.

Paul Lehman -- "Assessing Student Learning in Music"

Paul Lehman (paul_lehman.qmail@qmail.itd.umich.edu) is Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the School of Music, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Ohio University, and his master’s in wind instrument performance and PhD in music from The University of Michigan. From 1984-86, Dr. Lehman served as President of the 60,000 member Music Educators National Conference (MENC). He also has served as Chair of the Music Education Research Council, book review editor and member of the editorial committee of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Chair of the MENC National Commission on Instruction, and Project Director for the three sessions of the National Symposium on the Applications of Psychology to the Teaching and Learning of Music. He also is Chairman of the task force for the National Standards for Arts Education. Dr. Lehman is the author of more than 100 articles, reviews, books, and book chapters on curriculum, teacher education, and measurement and evaluation.

Clark Saunders -- "Authentic Music Performance Assessment: What, Why, How?" and "The Assessment of Music Skill Learning: Techniques for the Classroom and Rehearsal"

T. Clark Saunders (CLSAUNDER@uhavax.hartford.edu) (BFA, 1977, MFA, 1978, State University of New York at Buffalo; PhD, Temple University, 1984) is an Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education at The Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in music education. Prior to coming to The Hartt School, Dr. Saunders taught at The University of Maryland at College Park (1986-1992) and Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (1984-1986). In addition to his teaching, Dr. Saunders has pursued a research agenda related to methods and procedures for the valid assessment of music performance skills. He has completed a series of studies which demonstrate useful techniques for the measurement of student growth of music skill learning. More recent studies have examined the cognitive processing of sounds as melodies. Much of this research has been published in the Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, CMEA News, New Ways for New Days in Music Education, Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update, and The Quarterly.

Ronald Smith -- "Assessment and Progression in Musical Performance"

Ronald Smith (E.Smith@reading.ac.uk) attended (on an organ scholarship) the Royal Academy of Music in 1944, where he studied until 1950. After graduation, he taught successively in three of Britain’s leading independent schools and at the Bath Academy of Arts, a pioneer college in the training of teachers of the creative and performing arts. From 1963 to 1983, he worked as a Music Education Adviser and Inspector of Schools. This period included 15 years in the City of Bristol, where the innovative curriculum and high quality of choral and instrumental performance he developed in the schools of his region earned an international reputation. He organized the 12th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Bristol. Mr. Smith was appointed a Vice President of ISME in 1982 and served as Secretary General of the Society from 1984 until 1992. In 1983, he was appointed Chief Executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and in this capacity he expanded the examining, assessment, and publishing role of the British conservatories to over 80 countries. Now officially retired, Mr. Smith continues to be in demand as a consultant at home and abroad and serves on a number of important governing bodies, including the Royal Philharmonic Society and the Yehudi Menuhin School.

Peter Webster -- "Using the Macintosh to Measure Creative Thinking in Music"

Peter Webster (pwebster@nwu.edu) is a Professor of Music Education at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He holds degrees in music education from the University of Southern Maine and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Dr. Webster’s teaching responsibilities at Northwestern include courses in research and measurement, the psychology of musical behavior, creative thinking in music, and computer music technology and its impact on music teaching and learning. His published work includes articles on technology, perception, preference, and creative thinking in music. His writings have appeared in Psychomusicology, Journal of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education , Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin , Arts Education Policy Review, and in journals outside the field of music. Dr. Webster serves on many editorial boards and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. He is co-author of Experiencing Music Technology, a textbook on music technology, which will appear this December from Schirmer/Macmillian.

The Forum Organizers

Christopher P. Doane is Professor of Music and serves as Director of the School of Music. Prior to these administrative duties, his teaching responsibilities included courses in instrumental music education, foundations of music education, supervision of student field experiences, and, from 1982 to 1988, the conductorship of the University Symphony Band. His academic degrees include the Bachelor of Music Education from The Ohio State University (1974), the Master of Music degree from the University of Akron (1980), and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from The Ohio State University (1981).

Dr. Doane has been active in a variety of professional projects in Florida. These include the establishment of the Suncoast Music Education Forum, editorship of the FMEA journal Research Perspectives in Music Education, membership on the National Advisory Board for the 1994 International Society for Music Education World Conference, chair of the writing team for Blueprint 2000 - Basic Concepts in the Fine Arts, and membership on the Florida writing team for music assessment items for the 1997 National Assessment of Educational Progress. He also has served as a Department of Education reviewer for music teacher certification programs throughout the state and has assisted in the development of the music subject area portion of the Florida teacher certification test.

Publications authored by Christopher Doane have appeared in Research Perspectives in Music Education, Update, Triad, Florida Music Director, Contributions to Music Education, Dialogue in Instrumental Music Education, The Instrumentalist, The Brass Band Bridge, and the College Band Directors National Association Journal. Additionally, he contributed a chapter on assessment to the MENC publication Music at the Middle Level: Building Strong Programs and produced a ten-volume series of instructional videotapes dealing with techniques of teaching and performance on wind and percussion instruments. Dr. Doane has been recognized for his many contributions to USF by receiving two University Undergraduate Teaching Awards (1991 and 1995).

Janet L.S. Moore (jmoore@arts.usf.edu) is Associate Professor of Music Education and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in elementary and secondary general music methods, theoretical bases, aesthetics, the psychology of music, and supervises interns. Currently, Dr. Moore is Chair of USF’s University Undergraduate Council and is a member of the University Faculty Senate and Executive Committee. She also serves as Coordinator of Music Education and advisor for USF’s Collegiate Music Educators National Conference chapter.

Understanding Music Through Sound Explorations and Experiments (University Press of America, 1986) and is published in On the Nature of the Musical Experience (University of Colorado Press, 1992), Arts Education Policy Review, Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Notes, Update, and other music education journals. She has been active in state and national organizations, currently serving as Chair of the General Music Committee for Florida Music Educators Association, President-elect for Florida College Music Educators Association, and serving on the Boards of Directors for FMEA and the Tampa Bay Children’s Choir. Dr. Moore is a column editor for General Music Today and a member of the editorial board for The Florida Music Director.

Dr. Moore has done extensive research in elementary and secondary music methods, including her recent work as editor of Florida curriculum guides, one for the middle school level and another for the high school music performance course. Her research interests include strategies in fostering creative thinking in music, sociological perspectives in music, developmental music aptitude, general music studies, and rhythm and movement methodologies.

John W. Richmond (richmond@arts.usf.edu) is the Associate Director of the School of Music and holds the rank of Associate Professor of Music Education. Dr. Richmond teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education, choral conducting, arts education administration, and aesthetics. He also conducts the USF Men's Glee Club. In addition, he is currently a member of two governing councils of the University: the Publications Council and the General Education Council, and recently concluded his tenure as Vice Chairman of the University Research Council. Dr. Richmond earned bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD degrees from William Jewell College (Liberty, MO), the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) respectively. In addition, he studied conducting and music education in Austria at the Vienna International Music Center and the Orff Schulwerk Institute (Salzburg).

Dr. Richmond'’s research focuses on arts education policy, legal issues in arts education, and the philosophy of music education, with a recent focus on professional ethics in arts education. He is published widely in such respected journals as the Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Design for Arts in Education, Arts Education Policy Review, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Aesthetic Education, and the Choral Journal, as well as a number of research monographs, including On the Nature of the Musical Experience. He is a Founding Director of the Suncoast Music Education Forum, the founding Editor of the Florida Choral News, and served as the Conference Director for the 1994 World Conference of the International Society for Music Education.

Dr. Richmond has appeared across North America, Europe, and Asia as a guest conductor, speaker, clinician, consultant, and soloist. He is an active church musician and a published choral arranger.

Program of Events

Thursday, October 12th

7:00 p.m.

Registration, Theatre 1 Lobby

8:00 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks, Theatre 1
John W. Richmond, Associate Director, USF School of Music
Opening Presentation, “Assessing Student Learning in Music,” Theatre 1
Paul Lehman, Senior Associate Dean, School of Music, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Russell Robinson, President of the Florida Music Educators Association and Professor of Music Education at the University of Florida, presiding

Friday, October 13th

7:45 a.m.

Registration, Theatre 1 Lobby

8:30 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks, Theatre 1
John L. Smith, Dean, USF College of Fine Arts
Betty Castor, President of the University of South Florida

8:45 a.m.

Presentation, “Now That We’re There, Who Wants to Know?: A Primer in Documentation of Success for Teaching,” Theatre 1
Richard Colwell, Chair of Music Education, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Christopher P. Doane, Director, USF School of Music, presiding

10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:20 a.m.

Concurrent Presentations
Presentation, “Assessment in Music Performing Groups: Some Practical Suggestions,” Music Recital Hall (FAH 101)
Janice Killian, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Texas Woman’s University, Dento
June Hinckley, Arts Education Consultant, Florida Department of Education, presiding
Presentation, “Authentic Music Performance Assessment: What, Why, How?,” Theatre 2
Clark Saunders, Associate Professor of Music Education & Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT
Gus Perry, President, Florida College Music Educators Association and Professor of Music, Dade Community College, presiding

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Presentations
Presentation, “Assessment in Music Performing Groups: Some Practical Suggestions,” Music Recital Hall (FAH 101)
Janice Killian, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Texas Woman’s University, Denton
Virginia A. Bridges, USF Professor Emeritus of Music Education, presiding
“The Assessment of Music Skill Learning: Techniques for the Classroom and Rehearsal,” Theatre 2
Clark Saunders, Associate Professor of Music Education & Chair of Graduate Studies in Music Education, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, CT
Carolyn Minear, President, Florida Music Supervisors Association, presiding

2:15 p.m.

Coffee Break

2:45 p.m.

Presentation, “Assessment and Progression in Musical Performance,” Theatre 1
Ronald Smith, international music education consultant, Bristol, England
Jack J. Heller, Professor of Music Education, University of South Florida, presiding

4:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion by Conference Presenters, Theatre 1
Mary Palmer, Dean of Education, University of Central Florida, presiding

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

Saturday, October 14th

8:30 a.m.

Registration, Theatre 2 Box Office

9:00 a.m.

Presentation, “Link It! for the Music Educator,” Theatre 2
Ray Horsley, creator of Link It! software and founder of MacTraining, Inc.; St. Petersburg, FL
John W. Richmond, Associate Director, USF School of Music, presiding

10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.

Presentation, “Using the Macintosh to Measure Creative Thinking in Music,” Theatre 2
Peter Webster, Professor and Coordinator of Music Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Janet L.S. Moore, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education, University of South Florida, presiding

12:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Acknowledgments, Theatre 2

Christopher P. Doane, Director, USF School of Music

Acknowledgments

  • Funding for the Suncoast Music Education Forum has been provided by generous grants from:
  • Arts for a Complete Education
  • Burdines Distinguished Artists Program
  • Florida Music Educators Association
  • Florida Music Supervisors Association
  • Florida College Music Educators Association
  • Florida Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
  • Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
  • Hillsborough County (FL) Public Schools
  • The USF College of Fine Arts
  • The USF College of Education
  • The USF School of Music
  • The USF Division of Sponsored Research
  • The USF University Research Council Conferences Grant Program

University Profile

The University of South Florida is a multi-campus, comprehensive, research university firmly committed to the balanced pursuit of excellent teaching, significant research, and useful public service. Since its inception in 1956, USF has grown from one 1,748-acre campus in northeast Tampa to a five-campus institution, with additional sites in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, and Lakeland. Our total enrollment now exceeds 37,000 students served by 1,980 full-time faculty. The student body is 65.5% undergraduate, 17.4% graduate, 42.4% male, 57.6% female, 20.1% minority students, and 49.2% full- time. These enrollment figures position USF as the second largest university in Florida and the fifteenth largest university in the nation.

As one might infer from these enrollment figures, USF serves not only traditional-age, residential students but also adult students already in the work force and seeking a first degree, professionals seeking to remain or become competitive by continuing their education through graduate study, community college transfer students, and senior citizens. A large number of our students attend our university part-time.

The Tampa campus remains the "hub" of the USF wheel, and is home to nine colleges and schools: Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. A nationally celebrated honors college, New College of USF, sits on the Sarasota campus. These units offer a wide variety of degrees, including 77 baccalaureate, 87 master's, and 22 doctoral degrees, as well as the M.D. Additional assets of the Tampa campus include public broadcast television and radio stations, the 10,000-seat Sun Dome sports and entertainment complex, the nationally acclaimed Graphicstudio Research Institute, two Fine Arts Theaters, the USF Contemporary Art Museum, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, a Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, the USF Psychiatry Center, and the Florida Mental Health Institute.

The School of Music

The School of Music is situated in the College of Fine Arts on the Tampa campus and is an exciting place for study and work in one of the most artistically active areas in Florida. Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, USF offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in performance, music education, jazz studies, composition, and piano pedagogy. Students may study any of the orchestral instruments (woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, and/or strings), voice, piano, and organ. Students majoring in music education may select an instrumental, vocal, or general music specialization. Many students not majoring in music elect to complete a music minor, choosing from three concentrations: theory/history/literature, applied music, or composition.

Last year, the University of South Florida hosted the 21st Biennial World Conference of the International Society for Music Education. Mr. Ronald Smith, one of our featured speakers, was the Secretary-General of ISME at the time that Tampa was selected as the site for the 1994 World Conference. It is a great joy and pleasure to welcome him back to Florida’s Suncoast. It also is a pleasure to welcome back Richard Colwell for his second, and Peter Webster for his third, appearance on a Suncoast Music Education Forum program!

The University of South Florida, School of Music, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, FAH 110, Tampa, Florida 33620-7350; TEL 813-974-2311; FAX 813-974-2091; INTERNET cadow@arts.usf.edu

For additional information regarding the USF School of Music, please consult our “home page” on the World Wide Web of the Internet at: http://music.arts.usf.edu

Highlights of the 1994/95 academic year included:

  • 212 Public Concerts and Master Classes, including 39 faculty and guest recitals, 72 student ensemble concerts, 81 student recitals, and 20 clinics and master classes;
  • 7 Professional Recordings Featuring School of Music Faculty and Students;
  • 22 New Music Compositions Written;
  • 25 Visiting Artists/Scholars;
  • 13 Refereed Publications in Major Research Journals of the Profession;
  • 2 Research Journals Edited and Produced by School of Music Faculty;
  • $50,800 in Grant Support for School of Music Projects;
  • 6 Professional Conferences Hosted by the SOM, including the 1994 World Conference of the International Society for Music Education;
  • 12 Presentations by School of Music Faculty at Major National and International Conferences;
  • In these and a host of other ways, the University of South Florida seeks to be the university of first choice for students seeking professional preparation in music and music education.

The Suncoast Music Education Forum is a Project of The University of South Florida School of Music

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