Gary McPherson Instructional and Administrative Papers, 1987-2008
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Brief Description: Consists of correspondence, course syllabi, lecture notes, professional presentations, administrative records, and curriculum development documents produced by Gary McPherson during his tenure as a faculty member of the School of Music and the Graduate Coordinator for Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 2005 and 2009. Also includes his scholarly research and involvement with various professional music education organizations between 1987 and 2008.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 12/5/59
Created by: McPherson, Gary
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 01/13/2010.
Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject.
Biographical Note for McPherson, Gary :

Gary McPherson is a trumpeter, conductor, and music educator who has worked extensively in Australia and the United States teaching research techniques, music psychology, performance science, and musicianship. He received his L.T.C.L. Licentiate in trumpet performance from Trinity College in London (1975); a F.T.C.L. Fellowship in trumpet performance from Trinity College in London (1976); a Diploma in Music Education from NSW State Conservatorium of Music (1977); a Master of Music Education from Indiana University (1982); and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Sydney (1993). McPherson's research focuses on the development of musical competence drawing extensively from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, and educational pedagogy.

McPherson joined the University of Illinois' School of Music as the Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman endowed chair in 2005 and served in position until 2009 when he accepted an appointment as the Ormond Professor and Head of the School of Music at the University of Melbourne. During his tenure at the University of Illinois he also served as a faculty representative on the University of Illinois Senate Committee on Educational Policy and the School of Music's Performance Studied and Activities Committee.

Subject Index
Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Development
Faculty Evaluation
Faculty Papers
Music, School of
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: School of Music, Department of Education  Transfer