Dr. Katie Carlisle recently
completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education at the University
of Toronto, Faculty of Music (2008). She currently teaches general music
to undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Music at Georgia
State University. Her previous position at the University of Windsor,
Faculty of Education included teaching music to primary-junior and junior-intermediate
Bachelor of Education teacher candidates. Her doctoral dissertation
explores the formative and experiential dimensions of the social-emotional
climate of secondary school music settings offering alternative learning
experiences in addition to large ensemble performance. Her other research
interests include multiple musical literacies and connections between
school music-making and the community.
Adria R. Hoffman is a doctoral candidate in curriculum and instruction/
music education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She eared
her M.Ed. in social foundations and policy from The University Of Virginia
and her B.S. in music education from the University of Maryland, College
Park. She has presented papers at the ASCD Annual Conference, Virginia
Music Educators Association Annual Conference, and the Musica Ficta/
Lived Realities conference (on which this article is based). Her research
interests focus on the intersection of curriculum policy and the music
student experience, specifically addressing issues of identity and equity.
Brenda Joy Lem: I have been an artist activist for 20 years.
Issues of race, class and gender have consistently been addressed in
my work. I see my work, and, increasingly, the way in which I choose
to work, as part of a political engagement to nurture peace and social
change. In Wasabi Daiko and RAW I taught women (most came with no musical
experience) taiko for over ten years and watched them begin to self-identify
as artists, musicians and activists. Inner Truth Taiko Dojo is just
over three years old. It takes years for the body to relax and surrender
into a deep, solidly grounded stance. Just as music unfolds and develops
over time, Inner Truth Taiko Dojo cannot be seen all at a glance. We
are involved in an evolving, living thing. The different people who
join will bring their lives to our practice and will influence it as
they themselves begin to embody the quintessential values and philosophy
of the Dojo in their developing stance and playing form.
Kay Kleinerman has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from
Mills College, an M.A. in Music Education from NYU and a Bachelor of
Music from Cleveland Institute of Music. Kay's credentials include teaching
at West Valley College, De Anza College, American Musical Theatre, Marin
Theater Company, American Conservatory Theatre and Community School
of Music and Arts. She also developed a highly praised singing program
for women in a residential substance abuse treatment center. Kay is
currently on the faculties of the San Francisco Community Music Center,
San Jose State University's Extended Studies Division and the UC Santa
Cruz Extension Division.
Jenna Lee Moore is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music in
Music Education and her Master of Arts in Teaching at Westminster Choir
College of Rider University. She is currently working on an autobiographical
narrative, examining how her own music education impacted her gender
identity and gender formation. She is also studying how these experiences
impacted her teacher-self, and to what extent participation in musical
ensembles impacts gender identity and self-worth.
Colleen Whidden is a doctoral student in music education at the
University of Calgary. She has worked with the University of Calgary
Symphonic Band, the University of Calgary Chamber Choir and recently
formed the University of Calgary Operetta Company. Colleen earned her
masters and bachelors in music education from the University of Alberta.
She served as a BCMEA table officer and facilitated BCMEA provincial
music educators' conferences. She is currently serving with the Alberta
Choral Federation. Colleen is a frequent contributor to professional
journals as well as national and international music education conferences.