Advising


Chair and Main Adviser – Theses and Dissertations

Critical border crossing: Exploring positionalities through Soundscape composition & critical reflection. Kelly Bylica, Western University, in progress.

Music Education in a Liquid Social World: Renegotiating Music Teaching with Newcomers. Gabriela Ocadiz, Western University, in progress.

Art Song Theatre. Adam Ianetta, DMA Music Performance, Western University, in progress.  

Tension in the band repertoire selection process: issues of compatibility between training, belief, and practice. Justin Mertz, Boston University, 2018.

Inclusion, Policy and Educational Change in the Finnish System: Investigating Activism and Rupture. Tuulikki Laes, Sibelius Academy, Finland, 2017.

Overnight music summer camps and their impact upon Youth. Ari Nemser, Florida International University, 2015. Masters Thesis.

The Influence of the Guatemala Municipal Orchestra’s Curriculum upon the social interactions of its members. Jacobo Nitsch, Florida International University, (2015).

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

The impact of anti-intellectualism in undergraduate teacher education: A Grounded theory. Chad Keilman, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2010. Master Thesis.

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

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

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. Master Thesis.

The Impact of Critical Pedagogy on a High School Choir. Jason Vodicka. Westminster Choir College of Rider University, 2009. Master Thesis.

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. Master Thesis.

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. Master Thesis.

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

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

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

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. Master Thesis.

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

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. Master Thesis.

Second Reader, Examiner

An Investigation of Teacher and Student Perceptions of the Relationships Between Class, Capital, and Charisma on Participation and Success in English School Music Education. Alison Butler, PhD, Western University, in progress.

Social Emotional Learning Policy and Its Implementation in One School District in British Columbia.Jenny Kim, Ed.D., Faculty of Education, Western University, 2018. University Reader.

The Effects of Infertility on Female Vocalist Identity. Laura Curtis, Western University, 2018. Master Thesis.

The Effects of Video Recording on the Level of Expertise and Self-Regulated Learning Ability of Adults in a Beginner Classical Guitar Class. Patrick Feely, Western University, 2017. Master Thesis.

In Search of Transformative Music Learning Experiences: Voices from The Margins In Northeastern Brazil. Nan Qi, PhD in Music Education. Western University, 2015.

An Examination of the Practices Related to School Culture and Organizational Learning in a Consolidated Grade 7-12 School.Krista E. Dalzell, EdD. University Reader. Faculty of Education, Western University, 2016.

External Reader

A comparative Analysis of neoliberal education reform and music education in England and Ontario, Canada. Stephanie Horsley, University of Western Ontario. January 2014.

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

Undergraduate Research

6 capstone projects and honors projects. The only Undergraduate Research Award from WCC college; student went on to graduate from the International Policy Program at Columbia University.

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