RECENT CONFERENCES

SUNY Fredonia Music Creativity Summit

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fredonia, NY

Adding Improvisation and Composition to Your Band Rehearsals

1:00-1:50pm

2019 PMEA/NAfME EASTERN DIVISION CONFERENCE

April 4-7, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Finding Time for Creative Musical Activities in Undergraduate Curricula

Friday, April 5 - 1:00-2:00pm

This study compared pre-service teachers’ and teacher educators’ self-reported experiences with Creative Musical Activities (CMAs) and their perceived levels of importance in both undergraduate curricula and preK-12 music instruction. In this session, we will report findings from the study and share practical suggestions to integrate CMAs in undergraduate curricula.

Presenters: Erik S. Piazza, Brent C. Talbot, PhD

Creative Musical Activities in Undergraduate Curricula

Thursday, April 4 - 10:00-11:00am

Poster Session

Presenters: Erik S. Piazza, Brent C. Talbot, PhD

NYSSMA WINTER CONFERENCE

November 29-December 2, 2018

Rochester, NY

Research Forum: Making Connections to Classroom Practice

Saturday, December 1 - 8:15-9:15am

Research–and researchers–can seem disconnected from music classrooms. This presentation featured research from practicing music teachers. Presenters provided practical applications and suggestions to help music teachers complete their own investigations.

Discussant: Mara Culp, Ph.D.

Panelists: Erik Piazza, Meg Messina, Brittany O'Reilly

Finding Time for Creative Musical Activities in Ensemble Rehearsals

Saturday, December 1 - 2:30-3:30pm

Participants explored research-based strategies and shared ideas to include more creative musical activities in rehearsals without sacrificing class time. I shared examples of student compositions, and led attendees through an accessible and adaptable improvisation activity.

PMEA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 19-21, 2018

Lancaster, PA

Creative Musical Activities to Enhance Achievement in Ensemble Rehearsals

Thursday, April 19 - 10:30-11:30am

This presentation discussed the results of my 2017 survey, designed to examine school music teachers’ beliefs regarding creative musical activities and their inclusion in practice. Pearson correlations and multivariate regression analysis revealed significant positive associations between the amount of time teachers spend discussing CMAs and the frequency with which they are integrated into the classroom. A small, but significant, negative correlation existed between small group lesson time and CMAs. This research suggests that promoting discourse among teachers and increasing pre-service music teacher creative experiences may increase the inclusion of creative musical activities in the classroom.

Creative Musical Activities

Thursday, April 19 - 12:00-1:00pm

Poster Session

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES

Residency at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College

February 18-20, 2018

Gettysburg, PA

Creative Musical Activities in Ensemble Rehearsals

Research-to-practice lecture for Music Education Colloquium

Wind Symphony and Symphony Band Rehearsals

Worked with ensembles under the direction of Dr. Russell McCutcheon and Dr. Steven Marx

Teaching Adolescents Music: Music Education for Social Change

Creating time and space for creative musical activities

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC DOCTORAL DAY

January 26, 2018

Rochester, NY

Creative Musical Activities

Private presentation for doctoral applicants.

NYSSMA WINTER CONFERENCE

November 30 - December 3, 2017

Rochester, NY

Disney: You're Instrumental! Workshop

Friday, December 1 - 1:15pm

Webster Thomas Wind Ensemble performing as the demonstration ensemble for this session.

Creative Musical Activities in Ensemble Rehearsals

Saturday, December 2 - 9:30am

Poster Session

TEACHERS TEACH TEACHERS

October 6, 2017

Webster, NY

Creative Musical Activities in Ensemble Rehearsals

Friday, October 6, 10:15am

Schroeder High School

Presentation of research at Superintendent's Conference Day for teachers in the Webster Central School District.