2017 Lowell Mason Fellows
Roger Hall became the first executive director of the Ohio Music Education Association in 2004, following 12 years as the chief financial officer of the association. He concurrently serves as the executive director of the Ohio Foundation for Music Education. From 2006 to 2008 he served the National Association for Music Education as the chair of the national Council of Executive Directors.
During his 26-year tenure with OMEA, he guided the association through a transition from a completely volunteer organization to a staff-supported model with seven employees. During this period, the net assets increased over 1000 percent and the development of programs and services enabled the association to operate as a 90 percent earned-income business model.
His teaching career spanned 30 years and he served as Director of Bands and Supervisor of Music at Perry High School in Massillon, Director of Bands at GlenOak High School in North Canton and Director of Bands at Lincoln High School in Canton. Mr. Hall served as an adjunct member of the faculties at Malone University and The University of Akron.
His bands performed at the Midwest Clinic, The National School Board Convention in San Francisco, and the American School Band Directors Association National Band Competitions. The GlenOak Band placed 5th overall in this competition in 1986. Additional performances included the Bowling Green State University New Music Clinic, The Ohio State University Conducting Clinic and the Ohio Band Director’s Conference at the University of Akron. Mr. Hall’s bands performed at NAfME Division Conferences throughout the Midwest and for the Ohio Music Education Association Conference eight times.
Mr. Hall is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University School of Music, the College Alumni Award from the Bowling Green State University School of Music, the Ohio Music Education Association Distinguished Service Award and is a member the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame.
Mr. Hall served as the music and consulting editor for SMS Publications of Evanston, Illinois from 1988 to 1990. He conceptualized the issue plans, wrote all reviews and authored one article per issue for two magazines: MUSIC PERFORMANCE RESOURCES & YOUR FUTURE IN MUSIC.
Roger Hall is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Master of Music Degree in Conducting and The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree. His principal teachers were Mark S. Kelly, Dr. Donald McGinnis and Jack Evans.
Mr. Hall resides in Massillon with his wife Jennie. He has two children, Jodee and Stacie, and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Kaitlynn.
Frederick Burrack is Director of Assessment, Professor of Music Education, Graduate Chair for Music, Distinguished Graduate Faculty. He joined the Kansas State music faculty as a music education specialist in Fall 2005. Dr. Burrack taught instrumental music education at Ball State University from 2002-2005 and instrumental music in the Carroll Community School District in Carroll, Iowa from 1982-2002.He has served as the Chair for the National Association for Music Education Assessment Special Research Interest Group and as Co-Chair for their work in developing Model Cornerstone Assessments that accompany the National K-12 Music Standards. His co-edited book “Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music: A research supported approach” was published in 2018.
His sustained research activity is found in highly regarded publications such as the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Assessment Update, and the Music Educators Journal. Dr. Burrack’s research interests include student learning processes and assessment of learning, cross-disciplinary instruction, and instructional thought development in music teachers. He guides professional development seminars across the United States, has numerous publications in music education and assessment journals, and has presented many conference sessions nationally and internationally. Dr. Burrack has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her exemplary professional contributions. In 2016 he was recognized by Wartburg College with the Outstanding Alumni Citation for his teaching and research; also in 2016 Kansas State University Office of Assessment under his leadership was among 10 awarded the Excellence in Assessment Designation; in 2017 awarded Distinguished Graduate Faculty by Kansas State University. In 2019 he was opening keynote for the International Symposium on Innovative Teaching and Learning at Jilin University in Chanchung, China.
Kelly A. Parkes is Director and Associate Professor of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has also taught at Virginia Tech, Florida International University, and the Australian National University. She has served as the Chair for the National Association for Music Education Assessment Special Research Interest Group and as Co-Chair for their work in developing Model Cornerstone Assessments that accompany the National K-12 Music Standards. She is the editor for the Journal of Research in Music Performance and an elected member of the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild. She serves as an editorial board reviewer for the Journal of Research in Music Education.
Her sustained research activity is found in highly regarded publications such as the International Journal for Music Education, the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, the British Journal of Music Education, the Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the International Journal of ePortfolio, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. She has contributed greatly to the field by presenting her research and related works at regional, national, and international conferences. Her co-edited book “Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music” was published in 2018. Her research agenda is focused in assessment, in the applied studio in higher education, motivation / efficacy, technologies in pedagogies, and in music teacher education. Dr. Parkes uses a variety of research methodologies in pursuit of her research questions. She has been awarded internal and external grants for assessment, student outcomes, and integrative arts projects. Dr. Parkes has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of her exemplary professional contributions. In 2010 she was recognized by Virginia Tech university for her teaching and research; winning the XCaliber Award for teaching with technology and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for her research about pedagogy within higher education. Her music education program there was recognized as “Exemplary” with the University award in 2012. At Teachers College, she is the Director of the Music and Music Education Program and their initial certification program. She teaches foundational and assessment courses, and mentors doctoral students interested in music teacher education, while also Chairing the Teacher Education Policy Committee.