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William Perrine

William Perrine

perriw@cuaa.edu
David Elliott

David Elliott

david.elliott@nyu.edu
Marissa Silverman

Marissa Silverman

silvermanm@montclair.edu
Ben Hawkins

Ben Hawkins

bhawkins@transy.edu
Thomas G. Warner, Jr

Thomas G. Warner, Jr

tgwarner@ncat.edu
Carolyn Barber

Carolyn Barber

cbarber2@unl.edu
Paul Woodford

Paul Woodford

woodford@uwo.cak
Cynthia Johnston-Turner

Cynthia Johnston-Turner

cjohnstonturner@gmail.com
Randall Allsup

Randall Allsup

allsup@tc.columbia.edu

The Future of the Wind Band: Continuing the Conversation

Clinic Synopsis:

In recent years, a significant conflict has grown between the philosophy of music education and wind band communities. The purpose of the panel discussion is to foster discussion regarding critical discussions for our profession between philosophers of music education and practicing band directors. The discussion is not meant to be an end in itself but rather a springboard for us to engage in continued productive dialog in order to strengthen our profession.

William Perrine - Biographical Information

William (Bill) M. Perrine is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Concordia University Ann Arbor, where he directs the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, and Orchestra. His current research interests include the purposes of music education in a pluralistic society, and he regularly presents on topics related to the philosophy of music education at both national and international conferences. Prior to his appointment at Concordia, Bill spent ten years teaching music at Title I schools in Florida and Kentucky. He is the author of Beauty, Reason, and Power: Music Education in a Pluralist Society, scheduled for publication by Peter Lang in early 2023.

David Elliott - Biographical Information

David J. Elliott is a professor of music and music education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development of New York University. Before joining NYU in 2002, he was Professor of Music and Music Education for twenty-eight years at the University of Toronto. He is co-author (with Marissa Silverman) of Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (2nd ed.), author of Music Matters: A New Philosophy of Music Education (1st ed.), editor of Praxial Music Education, and co-editor of Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis and Community Music Today. He has presented more than 250 invited lectures and conference keynote papers at universities in 46 countries. In addition, Dr. Elliott is an award-winning jazz composer/arranger and a professional jazz trombonist.

Marissa Silverman - Biographical Information

Marissa Silverman is Professor at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University (NJ). A Fulbright Scholar, her research agenda focuses on topics within philosophy, artistic interpretation, community music, and interdisciplinary studies. She is co-author of Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education (2nd edition), and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical and Qualitative Assessment in Music Education, Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis, and Community Music Today.

Ben Hawkins - Biographical Information

Ben Hawkins is Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Ensembles at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY, where he has taught since 1985. At Transylvania, Dr. Hawkins conducts the Concert Band, the Chamber Orchestra and the Pep Band, and teaches courses in music theory, music education, and conducting. In addition, he regularly teaches in the Transylvania’s unique First Year Studies program, a foundational reading/writing/critical thinking course which the university requires of all students. For eighteen years, he served as Program Director in Music. Dr. Hawkins holds Transylvania’s Bingham Fellowship in Teaching Excellence. A strong advocate for community bands, Dr. Hawkins has served as Music Director and Conductor of the Central Kentucky Concert Band for thirteen years. Prior to beginning his tenure at Transylvania, Dr. Hawkins taught five years of band in grades 5-12 in Virginia and Texas. He has had several works for young band published by C. L. Barnhouse. He has served as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician throughout the United States, as well as in Mexico and Australia. Ben Hawkins in Lexington with Cyndee, his wife of 38 years and a retired band director. They have two adult sons, Jay and Turner. Dr. Hawkins is a fourth-generation teacher, and is especially proud to be a member of a family of band directors, including his mother, his wife, his sister, and a son. He is grateful to these loved ones, and to his most important mentors: James Sudduth, Paula Crider, and Jeff Bianchi.

Thomas G. Warner, Jr - Biographical Information

Thomas G. Warner, Jr. is a native of Atlanta, GA and a product of Atlanta Public Schools. He is a graduate of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA (B. A., Music/Music Education), The Florida State University College of Music (Master of Music Education), and currently a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Mr. Warner who is also a classically trained who has studied under Dr. Clifford Madsen, Dr. Steven Kelly, and Scotty Barnhart at The Florida State University. Mr. Warner is a sought-after music educator, band director, and music education consultant in metro Atlanta and surrounding school districts, and several other states including the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has co-authored books in music education and culturally relevant topics in the African American and Historically Black Collegiate and University communities.   He has served as Assistant Band Director at South Carolina State University, Director of Bands at Clark Atlanta University and Music Professor at Morris Brown College. He currently serves as Assistant Director of University Bands and Music Lecturer at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He holds several professional music organization memberships, some of which he has held key leadership and executive roles. He is also member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Prince Hall Masonry United Supreme Council 32°, and The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.

Carolyn Barber - Biographical Information

Dr. Barber began her career as a lecturer and assistant to the dean of the Northwestern University School of Music, teaching advanced conducting and directing the university’s Concert Band. She also served as the director of bands at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse as well as the principal horn of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Barber has been a presenter at the Midwest Clinic, CBDNA, ASTA, and NAfME conferences, state music educators conventions, and district training workshops nationwide. She has received numerous awards for musical and academic achievement, including the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, a Hixson-Lied Professorship, multiple National Band Association Citations of Excellence, and a United States Navy Good Conduct Medal – an unusual distinction for someone who has never served in the military. In addition, she was named the 2019 Martha Daniel Newell Scholar at Georgia College where she spent a semester developing a course and engaging in research focusing on the creative process. Her writing has been published in the Journal of Band Research, and she is a regular contributor to the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band reference series. In addition to her scholarly activities, Dr. Barber maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor throughout the United States and Canada. She is state chair for CBDNA, a peer reviewer for the Journal of the Conductors Guild, past president of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, and a past president of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.

Paul Woodford - Biographical Information

Paul Woodford is Professor of Music Education at the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, London, Canada. His research interests are broad, encompassing philosophy, history, and sociology, but his primary focus is on the politics of music and education. Among his many publications are his groundbreaking Democracy and Music Education: Liberalism, Ethics, and the Politics of Practice (Indiana University Press, 2005) and, most recently, Music Education in an Age of Virtuality and Post-Truth (Routledge, 2019). He is also co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education (2015).

Cynthia Johnston-Turner - Biographical Information

Cynthia Johnston Turner (she/her) is currently Dean and Professor of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She formerly served as Professor of Music, Director of the Bands Area, and Artistic Director of the Contemporary Chamber Lab Ensemble at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. In that position, she forged a community partnership between Athens Hip-Hop artists, UGA composers, and the Hodgson Wind Ensemble, and helped reimagine “new music” at UGA to embrace decolonization and anti-racism.

Randall Allsup - Biographical Information

Randall Everett Allsup, Ed.D., is Professor of Music and Music Education at Teachers College Columbia University in the City of New York. He earned degrees in music performance and music education from Northwestern University and Columbia University. He has written over fifty research publications, including Remixing the Classroom: Toward an Open Philosophy of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2016). Remixing will be published in Chinese by the Shanghai Conservatory Press in 2020.

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