DRAFT Schedule of Events 

(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

 

6:00 – 6:30 

Welcome

 

6:30 – 7:45

 

Opening Keynote: 

What Does It Mean to Hold Schools Accountable in the Anthropocene?

 

Jack Schneider

 

Lincoln Room

 

 

7:45 – 9:00

 

Opening Reception

 

Featuring Musical Entertainment from MSU College of Music Jazz Department

 

Lincoln Room

 

 

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

 

 

Room

Auditorium

Room 103AB

Room 104AB

8:30 – 9:00

Paper Session

General Music, Policy, and Whitewashing of Experience

 

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

 

Chair: Juliet Hess

 

Workshop

It Takes a Village: Combining Educational Policy Initiatives with Musical Goals and Outcomes

 

Whitney Mayo

 

Chair: Rachel Grimsby

Workshop

"Rap" Your Head Around This: Engaging the Modern-Day Learner in the Music Classroom

 

G. Preston Wilson

 

Chair: Colleen McNickle

9:00 – 9:30

Paper Session

An Intrinsic Case Study of Teacher-Evaluator Dialogue in High Stakes Music Teacher Evaluation

 

Jocelyn Armes 

 

Chair: David Potter

 

 

9:30 – 10:00

Paper Session

Children who are Immigrants and Educational Policy: What do music educators need to know?

 

Carla Aguilar

 

Chair: Erika Knapp

 

Panel

Agency at the District Level: A practical guide for engaging the stakeholders in your music program

 

Adam Borst

Kayla Cordell

Susan Gould

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 10:30

Paper Session

Disrupting American Education through Music Making as Critical Place Making

 

Jon Schaller

 

Chair: Rebecca DeWan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 – 11:00

 

Break (refreshments)

 

11:00 – 11:30

Paper Session

The Effect of Music Genre on On-Task Behaviors of Sixth Grade Band Students

 

Kaitlin Callihan

 

Chair: Erika Knapp

 

Panel

edTPA as a Form of Slow Violence: A Teacher Education Program Self-Study

 

Cara Bernard

Douglas Kaufman

Glenn Mitoma

Mark Kohan

 

Chair: David Potter

 

 

11:30 – 12:00

Paper Session

Policy as Practice: Restructuring Music Teacher Agency Formation

 

Patrick Schmidt

 

Chair: Mitch Robinson

 

           


 

12:00 – 12:30

Paper Session

Opportunity Gaps in Music Teacher Preparation and Licensure Programs and Policies

 

Andrea VanDeusen

 

Chair: Rachel Grimsby

 

Paper Session

A Brief Overview of Teacher Licensure Practices in the United States in Relation to Music Education and Teacher Performance Assessments

 

Rebekah Weaver

 

Chair: Karen Salvador

 

 

12:30 – 1:30

Lunch on Your Own

1:30 – 2:00

Paper Session

"Ready for Primetime:" edTPA, Preservice Music Educators, and the Hyperreality of Teaching

 

Cara Bernard

Nicholas McBride

 

Chair: Colleen McNickle

 

Paper Session

Musically (Dis)affirming Lenses: Intersections of Belief, Identity, and Practice

 

Amy Sierzega

 

Chair: Jessica McKiernan

 

2:00 – 3:00

Town Hall MeetingLegislators and Policymakers: Making a Political Impact

 

Auditorium 

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

 

           

3:00 – 3:30

Paper Session

An Onto-Historical Focus on Oppression in Music Education Policy

 

Brent Talbot

 

Chair: Juliet Hess

 

Panel Discussion

Blogging as Policy Work

 

Peter Greene

Mitch Robinson

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

 

 

3:30 –4:00

Paper Session

"I don't think I'll ever be done:" A Narrative Inquiry with a Rural Teacher Adopting Culturally Sustaining Practices

 

Karen Salvador

Claire Thompson

 

Chair: Whitney Mayo

 

Paper Session

The Day After: Music Education in the Age of Trauma

 

Erich Weiger

 

Chair: Colleen McNickle

 

 

Panel

Policy Writing in Music Education: Programs, Practices, and Issues

 

Arts Education Policy Review Editorial Board Members 

 

Chair: Sandra Snow

 

4:00 –4:30

Break (refreshments)

4:30 – 5:30

 

Featured Panel: MSU Professors Working in Policy 

 

Auditorium

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

 

6:00 – 8:00

 

Banquet

Featuring: MSU College of Music Entertainment 

Lincoln Room

 

8:00 – 9:00

 

 Evening Entertainment: “Betsy DeVos: The Musical”

 

Quinn Strassel and Diane Hill

 

Chair: Mitch Robinson

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

 

8:15 – 9:15

 

 

Featured Panel: Music Teachers on Policy, Agency, and Activism 

 

Auditorium

 

Chair: Karen Salvador

 


 

Room

Auditorium

Room 103AB

Room 104AB

9:15 – 9:45

Workshop

A New Music Education Policy in Rio de Janeiro: The Orquestra nas Escolas Program

 

Rodrigo Batalha

Moana Martins

 

Chair: Juliet Hess

Paper Session

 

When Activism Silences Musical Agency: Policy Contradictions in Populist Times

 

William Perrine

 

Chair: Whitney Mayo

 

Work Session

Arts Education Policy Review Roundtable Work Sessions

 

Members of the AEPR Editorial Board 

 

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

9:45 – 10:15

Workshop

Gender Policies in Music Education

 

Rebecca DeWan

Jessica McKiernan

 

Chair: Mitch Robinson

10:15 - 10:30

Break (refreshments)

10:30 – 11:00

Paper Session

They Really Don't Like Us As Much As We Think They Do: Fourth Graders' Opinions of General Music Class

 

Jill Hogan

 

Chair: Sandra Snow

 

Paper Session

Music Teacher Perceptions of the Every Student Succeeds Act and Music Education Funding

 

Richard Tilley

 

Chair: Jessica McKiernan

Workshop

Mapping Oppression in Policies: Remapping for Liberation

 

Amy Lewis

Jesse Rathgeber

Martin Urbach

Latasha Thomas-Durrell

 

Chair: Juliet Hess

11:00 – 11:30

Paper Session

Quality Music Education Seen Through Neoliberal Eyes: Privatized Education Policy and its Impact on the Music Teacher

 

George Nicholson

 

Chair: David Potter

 

Connected Papers with Discussant

Special Education Policy through the Lens of Universal Design for Learning

Rachel Grimsby

Erika Knapp

 

Universal Design and Meaningful Inclusion in Music Education: Overcoming Abjection of Individuals with Disabilities in IDEA

Adam Harry

 

Inclusion/Exclusion in the Music Classroom

Sara Jones

 

Chair: Karen Salvador

11:30 – 12:00

Paper Session

How We Compete: A Content Analysis of Competitive Practices in State Concert Band

 

Emmett O’Leary

 

Chair: Rebecca DeWan

 

Paper Session

Diminishing Returns: Labor Changes and its Challenges to Music Education Agency

 

Patrick Schmidt

Jashen Edwards

Patrick Feely

 

Chair: Whitney Mayo

 

12:00 – 1:00

 

Lunch on Your Own

 

1:00 – 1:30

Paper Session

Teaching Steel Band as an Act of Social Justice and Democracy

 

Brandon Haskett

 

Chair: Rebecca DeWan

 

Workshop

A Policy of Health and Wellness for Music Education Students

 

Colleen McNickle

 

Chair: Whitney Mayo

Facilitated Discussion

Hip-Hop Speaks: Actions with Words

 

Patrick Cooper

James Gantt

Kenrick Wagner

Gonzalo Silva

 

Chair: Erika Knapp

1:30 – 2:00

Paper Session

Politics, Policy, and Possibilities: Charter Schools and Music Education

 

David Hedgecoth

 

Chair: Rachel Grimsby

 

2:00 – 2:30

Paper Session

Teacher Observations from Using an Informal Learning Framework in an Elementary Instrumental Popular Music Ensemble

 

Cody Kelly

 

Chair: Rachel Grimsby

 

 

Interactive Session

Policy E-Kits: Explaining Policy Topics through Short Videos

 

Carla Aguilar

Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Cara Bernard 

 

Chair: Erika Knapp

 

 

 

2:30 – 3:00

Paper Session

Critical Policy Analysis: A Participatory Framework for Music Teacher Education

 

David Potter

 

Chair: Ryan Shaw

 

Paper Session

Leadership in Music Technology Education: Practical and Philosophical Implications for Educators and Stakeholders

 

Daniel Walzer

 

Chair: Karen Salvador

 

3:00 – 3:30

Paper Session

Calls for Action in Policy and Practice: Truth and Reconciliation in Music Education

 

Lori Dolloff

Juliet Hess

 

Chair: Sandra Snow

 

Paper Session

Promote Music but Foster Segregation?: Difficult Choices in the Age of School Choice

 

Lauren Kapalka Richerme

 

Chair: Mitch Robinson

 

3:30 – 4:00

Paper Session

An Examination of Culturally Diverse Music Education in Wyoming

 

Jennifer Mellizo

 

Chair: David Potter

Paper Session

Creating Safe(r) Music Schools: Protective Policies for Gender Diverse Musicians

 

William Sauerland

 

Chair: Jessica McKiernan

 

 

4:00 – 4:30

 

Break (refreshments)

 

4:30 – 5:15

 

Closing Keynote: Ryan Shaw

 

Wonk or Activist: Conceptualizing a Role in Music Education Policy 

 

Chair: Juliet Hess

 

Auditorium

 

5:15 – 5:30

 

 

Closing Comments

 

MSU Faculty

 

 

About the 2020 Conference

 

Embracing Agency and Activism: Policy and the Future of Music Education

 

February 27-29, 2020 at Michigan State University

 

Registration:

Please click HERE to register for the 2020 New Directions Conference.

 

Please register by January 31, 2020. 

 

Travel:

There are several options for getting to Michigan State University. Typically, Detroit Metro Airport offers the least expensive fares, but if you fly into Detroit, you must rent a car or take the Michigan Flyer bus to East Lansing. This is a roughly 90-minute trip by car and longer by bus. The Capital Region International Airport is much closer—15 minutes from campus—but fares tend to be higher. Other airport options include Grand Rapids or Flint. Rail travel to East Lansing is somewhat limited. Check Amtrak for possible routes. 

 

Hotel:

The conference hotel is the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, which is also the location of all conference sessions. Please make your room reservations directly by calling the hotel at 800-875-5090 or online here. Use the room block code 2002NEWDIR. The block of rooms will be released on January 31, 2020. 

 

Banquet and Presenting Needs:

If attending the conference, please fill out this additional form so we can plan for dietary restrictions, A/V needs, and other accommodations. 

 

 

 Call for Papers

 

The word “policy” can seem dry and technical, conjuring notions of quasi-official and impenetrable prose created by bureaucracy for the sake of bureaucracy. Policy scholarship has also been used to study “problems” in schools without much regard for or mention of the people therein. Especially in the recent era of educational reform, policies are often weapons—used to close “failing” schools, to exclude teachers from the profession, to silence democracy, to privatize and commodify, and to work against aims of social justice and equity.

 

But policy is more than this. Sociologist Stephen Ball noted that policy is both text and discourse and involves tension between agency and constraint. Viewed this way, policy is in everything related to education. Curriculum—both explicit and hidden—is policy. Mentoring, professional development, annual teacher performance evaluations, and school funding may all be evaluated as policy.

 

Additionally, the making of policy is a negotiated enterprise. Music educators are policy brokers, acting as street-level bureaucrats in interpreting directives. Parents and community members coalesce around policy positions.

 

It is in this spirit that we hold a conference to discuss what policy means for music education. The 2020 New Directions conference seeks to broaden and humanize policy for students, teachers, and communities. We invite submissions from across the spectrum of inquiry on pressing questions, including but not limited to:

 

• How does music education fit into the broader landscape of schools and educational policy?

• What policies and policy-makers are impacting music education?

• How can music educators have agency in the policy development and implementation

processes?

• How can policy support goals around educational equity, justice, and activism?

• What should the future of music education be and how do policies support or hinder this?

 

Submissions may include, but are not limited to:

 

• Paper presentations: Individual paper presentations will be organized into

sessions, related by topic area and assigned a discussant. (20 min.)

• Panels: Panels may be pre-constituted and include 3-4 individuals including a

moderator, plus a possible discussant. (40 min.)

• Poster: Posters will display on-going research, service, advocacy, or activist

projects.

• Workshop: A facilitated activity involving 1 or more presenters. (50 min.)

• Facilitated Discussion: Discussion with a set topic and a moderator. (50 min.)

• Musicking: Musicking experiences/facilitations/performances that address the

conference theme through a range of media. Submissions could include audio or

video recordings if appropriate.

Participants are encouraged to propose alternative presentation formats to those

mentioned above.

 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to:

 

"newdirectionsmusicconference@gmail.com"

 

by October 1, 2019. Panel proposals require an abstract describing both the panel and the individual papers. For discussions, describe how the time will be utilized and the topic facilitated. Workshop presenters should address methodology, pedagogy, and desired learning outcomes in their submission. Musicking proposals must connect their work to the conference theme and briefly describe the optimal setting for their work. Conference notifications will be sent out by mid-November 2019.

 

Papers will be selected through anonymous peer review by the New Directions Editorial Board.

 

Please observe the following procedures to enable the review process:

 

1. Attach a short biographical note of 50 words on a separate page.

2. Please include your name, institution, abstract, title of session, list of participants

(if applicable), and e-mail address with your submission.

3. DO NOT include your name on the same page as the abstract.

4. Type “New Directions 2020 Abstract” in the subject line of your email.

 

All are welcome! Information on accessibility and accommodations is available. Please contact Ryan Shaw at rshaw@msu.edu.

 

For further information, please contact the music education faculty at Michigan State University.

 

Mitchell Robinson (mrob@msu.edu)

Sandra Snow (slsnow@msu.edu)

Juliet Hess (jhess@msu.edu)

Karen Salvador (huberkar@msu.edu)

Ryan Shaw (rshaw@msu.edu) – Conference Coordinator

 

We look forward to seeing you in East Lansing, MI in February 2020!

 

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Conference Keynote Speakers

 

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jack Schneider as a keynote speaker at the 2020 New Directions in Music Education Conference!

 

Jack Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at UMass Lowell and leads the “Beyond Test Scores” research project. An award-winning scholar, his work explores the influence of history, culture, and rhetoric in education policy. The author of three books and over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles, Dr. Schneider has explored why particular ideas gain policy traction, how public perception of schools takes shape, why education reform so often fails, and how organizations improve. He writes frequently in outlets like the Atlantic and the Washington Post, and is co-host of the educational policy podcast “Have You Heard.”

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