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Introduction to Gordon Music Learning Theory

Instructor: David Stringham

David A. Stringham has taught music to students of all ages in public school, private studio, college, and community settings. He is currently Assistant Professor of Music at James Madison University, where he leads the JMU Jazz Band, teaches courses in music technology and instrumental methods, mentors undergraduate researchers, and supervises student teachers. Dr. Stringham’s research nterests include composition, improvisation, music technology, and lifelong musicianship. He has presented research and best practice sessions in local, state, national, and international venues; his most recent work is published in the International Journal of Community Music and  the co-edited book usicianship: Composing in Band and Orchestra (GIA Publications). Dr. Stringham also currently serves as Chair-Elect of NAfME’s Council for Music Composition and Research Council Chair for the Virginia Music Educators Association. Prior to joining the faculty at James Madison University in 2010, he taught middle school and high school instrumental music in New York State, and earned degrees in music education from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (BM with Highest Distinction, MM, PhD).

Non-Credit Option: $175 ($125 for students taking another JMU Music Course)
Credit Option (1 Graduate Credit)
In State $434 per credit
Out of State $1108 per credit

Introduction to Gordon Music Learning Theory
Music Learning Theory is a research-based framework suggesting how persons best learn when they learn music. This mini-workshop will provide an interactive overview of Music Learning Theory and demonstration of practical applications for a variety of music learning and teaching settings.