SRME Executive Committee

 

music research

Chair

James L. Byo is the Carl Prince Matthies Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of the School of Music at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. His research, which appears in major journals and texts, resides on both sides of the podium—in teacher/conductor effectiveness and performer rhythm reading and tuning. He has presented research in numerous states as well as England, Spain, Japan, Austria, Canada, and Panama. Byo has served as editor of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, chair of the research division of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, editorial committee member of the Journal of Research in Music Education, program evaluator for the National String Project Consortium, and executive committee member of the Society for Research in Music Education, under the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) umbrella.

A former public school band and orchestra conductor in Wooster, Ohio, he holds music education and oboe performance degrees from Youngstown State University and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He studied oboe with Loyal Mould and John Mack. For eight seasons he performed professionally with the Youngstown and Wooster Symphony Orchestras.

Byo has authored The Woodwinds: From a Teaching Perspective (Routledge) and co-authored the method book “The Habits of Musicianship: A Radical Approach to Beginning Band” with Bob Duke of The University of Texas-Austin. The Habits of Musicianship was released in the spring of 2007 and is distributed cost-free as a service to music education.

 

Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME) Executive Committee

James Byo, Chair (2016-2018)
Louisiana State University
School of Music
Baton Rouge, LA

Class of 2016-2022

Carlo Abril
University of Miami
School of Music
Miami, FL

Michael Hewitt
University of Maryland
School of Music
College Park, MD

Christopher Johnson
University of Kansas
School of Music
Lawrence, KS

Class of 2014-2020

Deborah Sheldon Confredo
Temple University
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Philadelphia, PA

John Geringer
Florida State University
College of Music
Tallahassee, FL

Lori Custodero
Teacher’s College, Columbia University
New York, NY

Class of 2012-2018

Steven M. Demorest
Northwestern University
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Evanston, IL

James Byo
Louisiana State University
School of Music
Baton Rouge, LA

Maud Hickey
Northwestern University
Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music
Evanston, IL

 

NEB Liaison: Glenn Nierman, NAfME Past President