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School of Education’s Ganders Lectures Series to feature music education expert, Oct. 25-26
School of Education’s Ganders Lectures Series to feature music education expert, Oct. 25-26October 19, 2005Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
On October 25-26, Syracuse University’s School of Education will host the 2005 Harry S. and Elva K. Ganders Distinguished Lecture Series. This year’s lecturer is Clifford Madsen, the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Music at Florida State University’s College of Music. Madsen will deliver the Ganders Lecture and two related seminars. The lecture and seminars are free and open to the public, with paid parking available in the Irving Garage.
“Madsen is the most published researcher of music education and music therapy in the world,” says John Coggiola, associate professor in the School of Education and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. “He is a main figure in music education and music therapy, and has been a leading researcher in both of those fields.” Coggiola adds that Madsen blends those areas together to find new opportunities for students with special needs in music. “Since the ’70s, he has really pioneered the modern-day, behavioral-based approach to music therapy at the university level.”
Madsen will deliver the keynote Ganders Lecture, titled “Higher Education in Transition: A Future I Would Welcome,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., in Maxwell Auditorium. He also will present two seminars: “The Future of Music Education: Academic and Social,” on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m., in the E.S. Bird Library’s 1916 Room, and “Teacher Intensity in Music Education,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m., in Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College.
Madsen, coordinator of music education, music therapy, and contemporary media at FSU, teaches in the areas of music education, music therapy, research and psychology of music. A leading authority on music education, he serves on various international and national editorial and research boards and is widely published in scholarly journals in music education and therapy.
Madsen is the author or co-author of numerous books on music education, including “Teaching/Discipline: A Positive Approach for Educational Development” (Contemporary Publishing Co., 1998), “Experimental Research in Music” (Contemporary, 1996), “Competency Based Music Education” (Contemporary, 1985), “Applications of Research in Music Behavior” (University of Alabama Press, 1987), and “Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of Music Education” (Music Educators National, 2000). He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. degree from Florida State University.
For 17 years, the Ganders Lecture Series has celebrated the legacy of Harry S. Ganders, the first dean of the School of Education. Gander’s tenure as dean, 1930-52, was a time of transition, growth and innovation and saw the creation of an all-University structure for the School of Education. The series is supported by alumni and other contributions to the Harry S. and Elva K. Ganders Memorial Fund.
For more information, call (315) 443-4696 or visit http://soeweb.syr.edu/cego/conferences.htm.