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About Edwin E. Gordon

Edwin E. Gordon is widely known as a researcher, teacher, author, editor, and lecturer in the field of music education. He and his work have been portrayed nationally on the NBC Today Show, in the New York Times, and in USA Today.
Through extensive research, Professor Gordon has made major contributions in the study of music aptitudes, audiation, music learning theory, tonal and rhythm patterns, and music development in infants and very young children. He is the author of six highly regarded music aptitude tests, as well as numerous books, articles, and research monographs.
From 1979 to 1997 Professor Gordon was Carl E. Seashore Professor of Research in Music Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he received the school's Lindback and Great Teacher Awards. Prior to that he was Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at the University of Iowa.
Professor Gordon is currently Research Professor at the University of South Carolina's Edwin E. Gordon Archive.


Present Research Professor, Edwin E. Gordon Archive, University of South Carolina - Columbia


Research Interests

Music Education, Psychology of Music, Audiation, Music Learning Theory, Rhythm, Improvisation, Development and Description of Music Aptitudes, Measurement and Evaluation, Design and Analysis of Research, Early Childhood Music, and Curriculum Development in Music

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Contact Information

Edwin E. Gordon Archive
Thomas Cooper Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Phone: 803-777-1425
Fax: 803-777-4661


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