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Mary Natvig to be Keynote Speaker at Musicology and Pedagogy Conference

Mary Natvig will be the keynote speaker for the American Musicological Society’s Southeast Chapter and the Music History Pedagogy Study Group’s Teaching Music History Day Joint Conference at the University of North-Carolina Charlotte, March 18-19, 2011. Teaching Music History Day is an annual event, first held and organized by faculty at Michigan State University in 2003. It was inspired by Natvig’s edited volume, Teaching Music History (Ashgate, 2002), the first book length publication on the pedagogy of music history. Other Teaching Music History Days have been held at the University of Michigan, BGSU, DePauw University, Baldwin Wallace College, and Edinboro University.

(Submitted by Mary Natvig)

Dr. Joyce Eastlund Gromko Reappointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Music Education

Dr. Joyce Eastlund Gromko, Professor Emeritus of Music Education, has been reappointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research in Music Education through 2012. Dr. Gromko’s invited article,”Teaching with FORM: Applications of Research in Early Childhood Music,” appears in the February 2011 issue of India’s NAVTIKA: Journal of Early Childhood Care and Education, New Delhi: 2(1), 23-29.

(Submitted by Joyce Eastlund Gromko)

Thomas Rosenkranz Performs a Solo Recital at October Musicale Festival in Tunisia.

Faculty member and pianist, Thomas Rosenkranz recently performed a solo recital as the American representative at the October Musicale Festival in Tunisia. The concert took place at the Acropolium in Carthage and included works by Messiaen, Beethoven, as well as Rosenkranz’s own version of Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin. This trip was sponsored by the American Embassy of Tunis and included a week of masterclasses at the Higher Institutes of Music in Tunis and at the newly founded Institute in Le Kef.

(Submitted by Thomas Rosenkranz)