Volume 56

Presenter: Dr. Heather Malyuk (Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation - Chicago, Illinois) Hearing wellness is an essential aspect not only of every music professional's health, but also livelihood. While there are professional recommendations and information in regards to hearing health for music educators, teaching this information to music students can often be…
Presenter: Dr. Emily Martin-Moberly (Bucknell University) University voice students, like collegiate athletes, require specific institutional procedures and protocols regarding the maintenance of vocal health and the treatment of voice injury. While a handful of organizations provide basic vocal health guidelines for institutions, many schools have not developed a protocol whereby…
Presenter: Dr. Vanessa Cornett (University of St. Thomas) Contemplative pedagogy is a powerful multidisciplinary movement in higher education teaching, research, service, and administration. This largely holistic philosophy of education incorporates mindful awareness to encourage deep reflection, creative inquiry, and imaginative problem solving. When students learn to integrate techniques of contemplation…
Over two years have passed since submission of the Manifesto by the CMS Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major to colleagues who educate music majors in colleges, conservatories, and universities. It was an earnest and sometimes all-consuming effort, probably the main mark of my 2013-14 presidential term (along with…
Presenters: Dr. Donna Emmanuel (University of North Texas) & Dr. Jennifer Sterling Snodgrass (Appalachian State University) As Chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 CMS National Conference, Dr. Emmanuel joins with the former National Vice President of The College Music Society, Dr. Snodgrass, to provide information on proposing community…
Presenters: Members of The College Music Society's Student Advisory Council Designed specifically for student members of the Society, this session includes student presenters Rachel McLaughlin (Valparaiso University), Patrick Jansen (University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music), Catherine Tlusty (North Dakota State University), and Michael Conrad (University of Northern Colorado),…
A continuing Eurocentric agenda seems to encircle the educational content and method of music programs in higher education, despite occasional calls, as in the CMS Manifesto (Sarath, Myers, and Campbell, 2017), for diversifying content (and more rarely, a review of pedagogical approaches that borrow from musical cultures outside the realms…
Presenter: Dr. Julie Jaffee Nagel (Psychologist, Musician, Author - Ann Arbor, Michigan) What does mental health have to do with the music curriculum in higher education? This question raises important issues which are the focus of this webinar. Some of these background questions include: Why do students choose to study…
Presenter: Dr. Serap Bastepe-Gray (Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University) Musicians are at risk for playing-related neurological and musculoskeletal disorders (PRMD). Despite awareness and prevention efforts, continuing high prevalence rates of PRMD are being reported. This indicates a need to expand our efforts to secondary and tertiary prevention by…
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass (Appalachian State University), current CMS National Vice President Dr. James Perone (University of Mount Union), incoming CMS National Vice President Dr. Kimberly James (University of Montana), President, CMS Pacific Northwest Chapter Dr. Jennifer Muniz (Indiana University-South Bend), President, CMS Great Lakes Chapter Dr. Tracy Carr (Eastern…
Presenter: Dr. Linda Cockey (Salisbury University) Implementing health and wellness information into a music program can be done in a variety of ways, regardless of the size or kind of music degrees offered at an institution. This session examines different ways schools can educate students, staff and faculty on musicians’…
Presenters: Dr. Anastasia Pike (Teachers College, Columbia University; Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; Christopher Newport University), Dr. Emily Ondracek-Peterson (Metropolitan State University of Denver & Teachers College, Columbia University), Dr. Harold Abeles (Teachers College, Columbia University) American conservatories were established upon 19th-century European models, with the goal of…
Presenters: Dr. Jeffrey Stannard (Lawrence University) & Dr. Pamela Pike (Louisiana State University) Music has the power to transform lives. In our complex world, we need musician leaders who will advocate for music and for its inherent value. As a result, faculty and students must move beyond the walls of…
Presenters: Dr. Brenda M. Romero (University of Colorado), Dr. Betty Anne Younker (University of Western Ontario), Peter Park (CMS National Office) In this webinar, Brenda Romero (2016 CMS Program Committee Chair), Betty Anne Younker (CMS National President), and Peter Park (CMS Director of Professional Activities) provide insights about the 2016…
In 2013, the President of The College Music Society, Patricia Shehan Campbell, appointed a task force of eight scholars that represented various areas within the music academy. The purpose of the task force was to articulate "what it means to be an educated musician in the twenty-first century and, in…
Embodied cognition posits that the mind and body function as a single entity and that all aspects of the mind are shaped by the body. Embodied pedagogy, influenced by embodied cognition, realizes the role of the body and its relationship to the mind through the experiences of teaching and learning.…
Presenters: Constance Cook Glen, Moderator, Daniel Bishop, Aida Huseynova, and Eric Lindsay (all at Indiana University, Bloomington) and Marlin McKay (Kentucky State University, in Frankfort) Sustainability is of paramount concern for musicians in both education and the marketplace. This panel's discussion reveals four paths that encourage relevant and sustainable music…
Presenters: Dr. Keith Clifton, Central Michigan University, CMS Great Lakes Chapter President, and Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass, Appalachian State University, CMS National Vice President The Regional Chapters within The College Music Society provide forums for the exchange of ideas on issues of local, regional, national, and international interest and concern. The…
Presenter: Dr. Lois Svard (Professor of Music Emerita, Bucknell University) Neuroscientists have been studying musicians and the process of making music for the past 20 - 30 years. Since we musicians have been the subjects of so many studies, why don’t we know more about the results of some of…
Report of the Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major Over eighteen months, the task force met to craft a rationale and recommendations for advancing undergraduate preparation of music majors. The Task Force on the Undergraduate Music Major (TFUMM) considered graduates' potential for successful participation and leadership in contemporary and…
The CMS Forum’s Monthly Discussion for January and February focused on degrees in music technology and how traditional music schools are adapting their curriculum to include a greater emphasis on digital music composition, performance and production. In today’s digital entertainment industry, it is more important than ever for music graduates…
21st Century Music School Design: A 2016 CMS Summit asking "Where do we go from here?" Presenters: Dr. Tayloe Harding (University of South Carolina) & Dr. David Cutler (University of South Caroline) This webinar describes the goals, structure, and audience for an upcoming 2016 CMS Summit in Columbia, SC (June…
The topic for the CMS Forums Monthly Discussion for December focused on applied music courses and how they are managed at various institutions. Running these courses smoothly has been an issue for my institution for several years now. This is primarily due to the software system that we use, which…
An Interdisciplinary Quest to Improve Pedagogy Presenters: Dr. Suzanne Burton, Dr. Philip Duker, Dr. Maria Purciello, Dr. Alden Snell, and Dr. Daniel Stevens (all from the University of Delaware) As music faculty, we often engage in pedagogical discourse surrounding our teaching practices. We hear student murmurs of exciting lessons learned…
American Keepsake, Book or Collectible? Parlor Song Compilations & the Women Who Owned Them Presenter: Dr. Petra Meyer-Frazier (University of Denver) and Dr. Michael J. Budds (University of Missouri - Columbia) This webinar looks at issues that arose in Meyer-Frazier’s recent book Bound Music, Unbound Women. Specifically, questions are asked…
Arthur George Farwell (1872-1952) was instrumental in helping to develop an American style of musical composition for the twentieth century. I became aware of Farwell and his historical importance when I met Ms. Jeanne Behrend in the 1980’s in Philadelphia. Ms. Behrend, a composer, concert pianist, leading scholar on American…
College Music Symposium is proud to present CMS Forums Monthly Discussion where the Society's members can broach topics relevant to the profession in a manner less formal than the academic journal itself. In doing so, the collegial feedback that one normally receives through known colleagues is broadened to include the…