Music Education faculty, students, presenting at national conferences

May 13, 2020

The College of Education’s Music Education program will be well represented at the upcoming National Association for Music Education (NAfME) national conference. Several faculty members, students, and alumni will be key participants at the Orlando event this fall.

COE professor Jane Kuehne and Dr. Shane Colquhoun (Ph.D. Alum) will present a session entitled “Changing How We View Diversity: Knowledge, Bias, & Teaching.” Doctoral students LaToya Webb and Brittny Kempfer will join Dr. William Lake (Director of Bands, Crane School of Music) to present “Building the Bridge You Walk On: A REAL Conversation about Bias, Cultural Responsive Pedagogy, and Music Education.”

COE professors Kathy King and Jane Kuehne, along with Master’s degree alum Ginger Key, will present a research poster on the effects of edTPA on the mentoring relationship between intern and teacher.

Chris Deason, a COE Bachelor’s alum, will join Kuehne in a research poster presentation on “Teaching Sight Singing to 7th Grade Beginners.”

Our graduate student DaShuan McGee was accepted for a session on “Creating Meaningful Music Programs in Rural Settings.”

In addition to these NAfME participants, please celebrate our Auburn scholars who were accepted on the program of the 2020 College Music Society National Conference in Miami in late October. Acceptance indicates passing a rigorous peer review, with a 30% acceptance rate:

Nancy Barry (Professor, Music Ed)
Deborah (Kay) Dick (Ph.D. student, Music Ed)
Martin Leonard (Ph.D. student, Music Ed)
LaToya Webb (Ph.D. Candidate, Music Ed)

Congratulations to these outstanding professors, students, and alums.