Highly focused, highly engaged, and highly intent on making the most of the 2014 Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference in St. Louis –
That’s the best way you can describe the 600+ attendees who’ve turned the Union Station Hotel into their own “research lab” of sorts over the last two days.
Today was the second day of the conference (Friday, April 11) and there was even more of a sense of urgency to share information and initiate discussions with colleagues and peers than there had been yesterday.
The sessions began at 8:00 a.m. this morning, as researchers made their way through the expansive hotel to the wide variety of conference sessions that they’d outlined for themselves, ranging from such diverse topics as ‘Professional Development for the Experienced Teacher’ to ‘Perceptions of Expressivity in Choral Performance’.
Among the many other program topics offered to researchers were “Standards Are Not a Curriculum: Crafting K-12 Music Curricula with the New National Core Arts Standards,” and “Music as a Context of Positive Youth Development: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.”
The conference concluded Saturday, April 12 with several additional sessions and the Senior Researcher Address from Peter Webster, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
RECAP: Thursday’s Conference Events
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Nelson Duffle, Digital Communications Manager, April 11, 2014. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)