Dr. Gerard Aloisio is Professor of Music in General Studies at Minnesota State University Mankato. His responsibilities are the development, coordination, and teaching of all General education offerings including: Introduction to Music, Pop Music U.S.A., Music of the World, Women in Music and other offerings both on campus, and On-line. Dr. Aloisio is a frequent presenter of workshops on General Music pedagogy, most noteably in the area of large class instruction. He has presented his techniques and philosophies of teaching at both NASM and CMS National conferences and was a member of the NASM/CMS joint task force on Music in General Studies. Dr. Aloisio also teaches applied Low brass as needed to majors and non-majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Aloisio has a DMA from The College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.