AMSGNY Announcements

Teaching Music History Day

With pleasure, I announce the program and registration information for the Eighth Annual Teaching Music History Day at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ on Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9am to 5pm. The event will take place in the Science and Technology Center (building #23 on the campus map: This event’s panels will examine “public musicology,” “librarian-classroom faculty collaborations,” “teaching music history through performance,” and “course design.” The keynote speaker is Jason Hanley, Director of Education at the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The full program is below.

All attendees need to fill out and submit the attached registration form by Monday, March 19. The event is free for all AMS-GNY members and Rider University faculty, staff and students. There is a $10 registration fee for all others who would like to attend. This fee allows us to cover the cost of lunch.


8:30 – 9:00 Coffee and Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 Public Musicology
Chair: David Ciucevich (College of St. Rose and Cady School of Music)

Durrell Bowman (Music Discussion Network): “A Web-Based System for Teaching, Learning, and Discussing Music History and Culture”

Bethany Cencer (SUNY-Stony Brook): “’Early Music Day’: An Interactive Approach to Promoting Music Before 1750”

Naomi Barrettara (Metropolitan Opera Guild and CUNY-Graduate Center): “Classical Music and the Public Domain in the Internet Age: Discovering the Pedagogical Potential of Public Domain Resources in Music Education”

10:45 – 11:45 Roundtable Discussion
Chair: Matthew Baumer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)

Amy Kimura (Rider University), Marilyn Quinn (Rider University) and Colin Roust (Roosevelt University): “Library-Classroom Faculty Collaboration in Teaching Music History”

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Keynote Address
Chair: Eric Hung (Rider University)

Jason Hanley (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame): “Who Cares if You Teach?: Public Musicology, Audiences, and Rock and Roll”

2:15 – 3:15 Teaching Music History Through Performance
Chair: TBA

Matthew Peattie (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music): “Music Performance as Active Learning: How Performance-based Projects Can Be Used to Teach the Concepts, Skills and Disciplinary Knowledge of Music History”

Ted Solis (Arizona State University): “Global Performance in Music History Class: Realizing Western Realization”

3:30 – 5:00 Course Design
Chair: Tim McGee (Rider University)

Matthew Werley (University of East Anglia): “In medias res: The Case for Non-diachronic and Material History in First-Year Music History Curriculum”

Dave Blake (SUNY-Stony Brook): “Is the Rock Music Survey the Popular Music Survey Course?”

Louis Epstein (Harvard University): “Performing Scholarship: Student-Curated Blogs as Listening Journals”

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