Professor Patrice Madura summer national activities and publications

MaduraPatrice Madura, professor of music education, presented a paper titled “Shifting Paradigms in Music Education Research” with Jacobs Professor Emerita Estelle Jorgensen at the NAfME Historical Research in Music Education conference in St. Augustine, Fla., in May 2014.

Madura also presented her new study, “Descriptive Characteristics of High-Achieving Secondary School Choral Music Teachers,” at the Indiana Choral Directors Association conference on July 2.

In addition, she spent five days in June in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving as national vocal jazz chair, in planning the national ACDA conference to be held there in February 2015

Her other accomplishments over the summer include:

Madura Ward-Steinman, P. (in press).  Choral Pedagogy Responds to the Media: Glee, The Voice, The Sing-Off, American Idol…  In Frank Abrahams & Paul D. Head  (Editors) Handbook of Choral Pedagogy.  New York: Oxford University Press.

Agrell, J. & Madura Ward-Steinman, P. (in press). Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups. Chicago: GIA. Mark, M. L. & Madura, P. (2014). Contemporary Music Education, 4th Ed. Boston: adsworth/Cengage Learning.

Jorgensen, E. R. & Madura Ward-Steinman, P. (in press). Shifting Paradigms in Music Education Research (1953-1978): A Theoretical and Quantitative Re-Assessment.  Journal of Research in Music Education.

Madura Ward-Steinman, P. (2014).  The Vocal Improviser-Educator: An Analysis of selected American and Australian Educators’ Influences and Pedagogical Views.  International Journal of Music Education, 32(3), 346-359. doi:10.1177/0255761413515801

Madura, P. (2014, August).  Developing Improvisation Skill and the Confidence to Teach It.  Choral Journal, 55(1), 59-61.








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