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Collection Overview

Title: Gary McPherson Instructional and Administrative Papers, 1987-2008Add to your cart.

ID: 12/5/59

Primary Creator: McPherson, Gary

Extent: 0.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject.

Date Acquired: 01/13/2010

Subjects: Classroom Instruction, Curriculum Development, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Papers, Music, School of

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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 Terms

Classroom Instruction
Curriculum Development
Faculty Evaluation
Faculty Papers
Music, School of

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: School of Music, Department of Education

Acquisition Method: Transfer

Appraisal Information: Class rosters with student names and other identifying grade information were removed.

Processing Information: The collection was processed by Johna Shackles in 2010.


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Folder 1: Curriculum Development, Council on Teacher Education, correspondence and notes, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Curriculum Development, proposal by Louis Bergonzi, overview of changes for Undergraduate Curricula and correspondence, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Enrollment, Music Education, Graduate student reports and statistics., 1991-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Enrollment, Music Education, Minority student reports and statistics., 1989-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Enrollment, Music Education, Undergraduate student reports, statistics and correspondence., 1968-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "Fact Sheets on Music Education in Fifteen Countries," by MENC and NAMM, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Gap Between Music Research and Music Teaching," by Jack Taylor, Arts in Education, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Graduate Program, Music Education, student admissions and enrollment reports, teaching assistant appointments reports and correspondence, Council on Teacher Education and teaching assistants allocations and budgets, 2002-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Graduate Program, Music Education, Graduate handbook revisions, student admissions and enrollment reports, teaching assistant appointments reports, Doctoral entrance exams and audition results and correspondence, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Anxiety and Cognition, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Getting Published, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Instructional Notes and Presentations, Mus 531, Psychology of Music, Student Papers, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Instructional Notes and Presentations, Mus 531, Pyschology of Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Music Education Advising, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Music Medicine, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Performance Anxiety, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Cognitive Strategies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Preparing for Exams, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Instructional Notes and Presentations, Sound Before Sign, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Instructional Notes and Presentations on Cognitive Strategies, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Instructional Notes and Presentations, Mus 531, Psychology of Music, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Instructor/Course Evaluations, Mus 531, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Instructor/Course Evaluations, Mus 531, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Instructor/Course Evaluations, Mus 532, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Instructor/Course Evaluations, Mus 532, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 26: International Music Education Dissertations in Progress Directory published by Council for Research in Music Education University of Illinois, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Literature Review: Creativity in the Classroom, Theories on Musical Development, Understanding the Nature of Improvisation, and Assessing Musical Creativity, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Publication Permission, "The Status of Art Education in American Public Schools." pp. 178-179 by Charles Leonhard, 1995Add to your cart.

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