Thursday, February 27, 2014

Music SIG 27 March, 12.15-1.15pm

Music Education Special Interest Group

Research Seminar Announcement

Music Technology Education in the United States

Dr Scott L. Phillip, Assistant Professor of Music Technology,
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date: Thursday 27th March

Time: 12.15 - 1.15pm

Room: Committee Room 3

Further details from Lucy Green,

All are welcome

Over the past 25 years, as technology has become a ubiquitous part of
the educational landscape, music educators have increasingly relied on
it to be more effective and efficient in their teaching and
performing. The development of music technology education in the
United States has evolved through a complex and somewhat convoluted
process. Educational leaders, select university programs, national
music and education standards, accreditation regulations, and various
financial forces have had a significant impact on curricular design
and execution. In this presentation Dr. Phillips will show how these
and other factors have shaped the educational landscape to create the
current climate for music technology education in America. He will
discuss his research of over 200 university and college programs in
music technology, and suggest possible futures for this nascent
academic field.

Scott L. Phillips, Ph.D. is a prominent music technology educator and
researcher. He frequently makes scholarly presentations, leads panels,
and reads academic papers at top music, education, and technology
conferences. Phillips is an Oxford University Press author and his
book, Beyond Sound: The College and Career Guide in Music Technology
(2013) is the definitive work on music technology college programs in
the United States, containing the most comprehensive listing and
analysis of college and university music technology programs currently
available. He also serves on the advisory boards of several
professional music organizations including the College Music Society,
the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, and the
Technology Institute for Music Educators. He is co-director of the
Music Technology Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham,
where he teaches music technology courses, coordinates internships,
and directs the highly regarded UAB Computer Music Ensemble. As a
highly sought-after trainer, clinician, and consultant, he has
represented major music technology companies and has worked with
hundreds of audio professionals and educators throughout the United