Invited Presentations

“Creating Space: A Critical Examination of Steel Band Directors’ Teaching Practices” (paper presentation at the New Directions in Music Education conference in February 2017).

“A Few Ways Forward” (presented at Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2016).

“The Motivating Factors for a Music Educator to Establish a High School Steel Band” (poster session presented at the International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education in May 2016).

“The Implied Curriculum Present in High School and Collegiate Steel Band Directors’ Literature Selection” (presented at Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2015).

“The Curricular Implications of U.S. K-12 and University Steel Band Directors’ Literature Selection” (presented at the Teaching World Music Symposium in April 2015).

“The Curricular Implications of U.S. K-12 and University Steel Band Directors’ Literature Selection” (accepted as a research poster presentation for the Michigan Music Conference in January 2015).

“Challenging Beginnings: Leading a Steel Band without Prior Steelpan Experience” (paper presentation accepted for Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2014).

“The Development of K-12 and Collegiate Steel Bands in the U.S.” (paper presented at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference in November 2014).

“A Survey Study of U.S. Collegiate and K-12 Steel Band Directors’ Attitudes Regarding Steel Band Curriculum and Pedagogy” (presentation for the New Directions in Music Education Conference in March 2014 at Michigan State University).

“The Impact of Community Steelpan Workshops on the Development of Steel Bands in the United States” (presentation at the Music and Lifelong Learning Symposium in October 2013 at James Madison University).

“The Haystack Steelpan Workshop and the Spread of Steelpan in the United States.” (presented at Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2013).

“Motivations of Adult Beginners to Participate in a World Music Community Ensemble: A Study of the Desert Winds Community Steel Orchestra” (Music and Lifelong Learning Symposium in May 2012; article accepted to International Journal of Community Music, published in July 2013 with title “They came for the kids and stayed for the teacher”).

“The Attitudes of U.S. K-12 and Collegiate Steel Band Directors Regarding Curriculum and Pedagogy” (research poster session at the Michigan Music Conference in January 2013).

“The Steel Band as an Integrated Part of the School’s Music Curriculum: The Desert Winds Steel Band Program” (presented at Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2012).

“Starting a University/School Steel Band: An Examination of Teaching Methods and Repertoire” (presented at Ellie Mannette’s Festival of Steel Conference in July 2012).

“Motivations of Adult Beginners to Participate in a World Music Community Ensemble: A Study of the Desert Winds Community Steel Orchestra” (paper presented at the Narrative, Arts-based and “Post” Approaches to Social Research Conference conference, Tempe, Arizona, January 2011).

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