University of Arizona professor to speak at the School of Music

November 14, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University of Arizona music education professor Shelly Cooper will present two lectures on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Penn State School of Music. At 9 a.m., she will present "Movement as a Foundational Learning Tool in General Music" in 117 Music Building I. She will lecture on "A Research Agenda that Follows Multiple Pathways" at 2:30 p.m. in 102 Music Building I. Cooper's visit to the University Park campus is hosted by the Penn State School of Music's Center for the Study of Music Learning and Teaching. Both lectures are free and  to the public.

Cooper has been an active music educator for 30 years. As a researcher and general music specialist, she has presented at numerous local, state, and national music and general education conferences and in-service workshops.

Cooper currently serves as editor of General Music Today and is a board member of the Arizona Kodály Teacher's Society. Having served as Western Division chair for the MENC History SRIG, she is the current chair-elect. Cooper also serves as the book/media review editor for the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. She was a contributing author for the 2005 Silver Burdett Ginn's "Making Music" series and has numerous choral arrangements published with Hal Leonard publishers. Her work is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today and the Mountain Lake Reader.

Her research interests include music acquisition in early childhood, children as composers, and historical aspects of music education. At the University of Arizona, her teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate music education courses. She also serves as area coordinator for music education and director of the Desert Skies Symposium.

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    Shelly Cooper, University of Arizona

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