I was asked along with my professor to present at the
Conference (The Campus Academic Strategies and Technology
conference). This year's theme was Engaged Learning: Theory into
Practice. I was asked to represent my pedagogy workshop. I ended up
on the front page of the Iowa City Paper, the
Press Citizen. It was a fun experience, and I learned what
technology some other professors are using to engage their
students. I presented in the morning with Dr. Huckleberry. Our
presentation was called, Teaching and Learning Outside the
Musicbox. We described how teaching technologies can more actively
engage learners from a distance--whether across the room or around
the globe--enriching the learning process for both instructor and
student. Then in the afternoon I presented on Use of Contemporary
Technology in Piano Pedagogy. This took place in our new state of
the art piano lab.
So since I last wrote in February, I passed my Doctoral
Candidacy recital. I am now a doctoral candidate. I have also
completed my first in the DMA program. This summer I am teaching at
the University of Iowa Summer Music Camps.
I am working on the release of 3 sheet music titles.
I am also working on scheduling another fireside/sunday
sociable at the Nauvoo visitor's center. More info coming.
I will be playing a fireside (which are called Sunday
Sociables) at the
Nauvoo Visitor's Center in Nauvoo, Illinois on October 26,
2008. More information will be posted
here. I am very excited for this opportunity.
A lot has happened since I last posted. I had a good meeting
with an Executive from a distribution company that gave me a lot of
good ideas and encouragement. One idea was to release my sheet
music. So that will be coming out soon. Stay tuned!
I have updated the audio section of my web page with a new
player that will play all of my hymn arrangements in a single
playlist. It can be found at
It plays all my hymn arrangements without having to open them
individually. You can also shuffle and loop and change the color of
the player. Hope you enjoy it. Soon I will also add a classical
playlist as well.