|Present||Associate Professor of Music History, Cedarville University ‐ Department of Music and Worship|
Honors and Awards
- Educator of Merit Award, Constitutional Rights Foundation - 2003
- Special Recognition Award, Cal Poly Pomona Music Club - 2009
- Teaching Collaboration Award, Cedarville University - 2013
- Deans' Service Award, Cedarville University - 2014
- Music History I
- Music History II
- Introduction to Music Literature
- Opera Literature
- Oratorio Literature
- Song Literature
- Global Music
- Church Music
- Enjoyment of Music
|1997||Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles|
|1992||M.A., University of California, Los Angeles|
|1971||B.A., University of California, Los Angeles|
Book Chapters (3)
Refereed Journal Articles (7)
Perspectives from the Outside: The Value of Cross-disciplinary Team Teaching College Music Symposium (2018)
Having team-taught a course in Music and History with an esteemed colleague across campus for over six years, I thought it high time to pause and reflect on the value-added factor of such an endeavor. ...
A Comparison of University Student Perceptions and Success Learning Music Online and Face-to-face Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2010)
This study compares two sections of the same Introduction to Music course taught at a public university in winter 2008 across face-to-face and online formats. Data collected from student surveys regarding their own perceptions of ...
Strengthening the ‘History’ in ‘Music History:’ An Argument for Broadening the Cross-disciplinary Base in Musicological Studies College Music Symposium (2009)
This paper is the result of years of teaching both music history and world history. Formally a musicologist by training, my experience with the world history curriculum has afforded me a broad perspective of Europe's ...
The Composer and Dance Collaboration in the Twentieth Century: Darius Milhaud’s Ballets, 1918-1958 Music and Worship Faculty Publications (1997)
Darius Milhaud wrote twenty-two ballets from 1918 to 1958, but only two of them, Le boeuf sur le toil and La creation du monde are commonly included in music histories of the twentieth century. While ...
Conference Presentations of Refereed Papers (14)
Assessing the Effectiveness of Co-curriculars in Support of Student Learning Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference (2018)
This presentation focuses on the effectiveness of co-curricular experiences in improving student learning and how one university developed processes for assessing student learning. After an introduction showing the relationship between co-curricular experiences and the Criteria ...
In Royal Company: The History of the Historic Erard Piano The Research and Scholarship Symposium (2014)
The acquisition of the 1876 Erard piano by the Music and Worship Department at Cedarville University, donated anonymously in fall 2013, has provided the Department, especially the piano and music history students, an opportunity to ...
Vanity of Vanities or Song of Songs? Music Education from a Biblical Perspective Faculty Integration Papers (2012)
The last chorus of a beloved gospel hymn reads, “Christ without, all is vain! Christ within, all is gain.” Without Him, life at best is the vanity of vanities with nothing new under the sun. ...