Advising


Chair and Main Adviser

Choral Program and Social Class.  A Case Study of Two Schools.  Meredity Reed, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2011

The impact of anti-intellectualism in undergraduate teacher education. Chad Keilman, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2011. Master Thesis.

Play within the context of in-school music education:  A Case Study. Dianne Ellis, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2010.

Eliminating traditional assessment practices in one seventh grade general music class: An Action Research. Jodi Moriak, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2010.

Engaging with O Passo (The Step) in two Sixth Grade General Education. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2009.

A study of pre-service music education major’s perceptions of teaching students with disability: A phenomenological study. Marie Fosket, Westminster Choir College of  Rider University, 2009.

The Impact of Critical Pedagogy on a High School Choir. Jason Vodicka.  Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2008.

Jason Vodicka has and continues to presented at ACDA conferences. He is now a doctoral student at University of Georgia.

Thinking, Reflecting, Articulating: A teacher’s engagement with musical and extra musical experiences through a multicultural lens. Cara Bernard, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2008.

Cara Bernard presented at CMS, 2011,MENC national 2008, Musica Ficta University of Toronto 2008, SMTE conference 2007, and 3rd Biennial Symposium for Research Teaching and Learning – University of North Texas.

The impact of participation in school choirs on the construction of gender identity: An Autobiographical Narrative. Jenna Moore, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2008.

Jenna Moore presented at Musica Ficta Conferece-University of Toronto and published in the Gender, Education, Music and Society Journal in 2008.

Second language learning in the music room: Toward new pedagogy. Alison Reisch, Westminster Choir College or Rider University, 2008.

Problematizing Technology in Music Education: A Phenomenology. Eric Haltmeier, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2007.

Eric Haltmeier presented at International Society for Improvised Music, 2009.

The impact of differentiated instruction on students’ comprehension of introductory music theory: An Action research. Christine Bass, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2007.

Christine Bass presented several times at ACDA conferences and has published “Vocal transformation for secondary school choirs” with Hal Leonard.

Creating, Preparing for and Participating in a Musical Performance by Third Grade At-Risk Students: A Case Study. Whitney Covalle, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2007.

Manipulatives in a Montessori Pre-School Music Class. Marlene Yeni-Maitland. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2007.

Exploring the perception of the choral experience for the undergraduate non-music major: A qualitative study.  Rita Cortez, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2006.

Undergraduate Research

Several capstone projects, honors projects, and the Undergraduate Research Awards.

External Reader

Dancing about architecture in a performative space: Discourse, ethics and the practice of music education. Julian Humphreys, University of Toronto.  January 2010.

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