About the AMS-PSG

The AMS Pedagogy Study Group is a community of teacher-scholars who aim to think creatively and reflectively about all facets of teaching music history.

Pedagogy is rarely a focus of graduate training in musicology, and even seasoned instructors know that college-level teaching involves perpetual refinement and adaptation. AMS-PSG aims to equip, challenge, and inspire musicologists from all career stages to grow as effective teachers.

AMS-PSG supports a number of forums for the exchange of ideas and resources among musicologists. Recognized officially by the American Musicological Society since 2006, AMS-PSG sponsors panel sessions and breakout discussions at each AMS meeting that focus on pedagogical issues of current importance to the discipline. It promotes further dialogue through the annual Teaching Music History Conference, The Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and the AMS-PSG Facebook group. Seeking to be as inclusive and relevant as possible, AMS-PSG focuses on active dialogue among instructors who serve a wide range of institutions and curricula.

Please contact Paula Bishop (paulajbishop@gmail.com) if you are interested in service within the Pedagogy Study Group.

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Paula Bishop, Bridgewater State University (chair)

Kimberly Hieb, West Texas A&M (secretary/treasurer)

TMHC 2019 Kansas City Program Committee

Dan Blim, Dennison University (chair)
Claire Fedoruk, Azusa Pacific University
Chris Wells, Arizona State University
Molly Schultz Brecklin, University of West Georgia
Chantal Frankenbach, Sacramento State University

AMS 2019 Boston Evening Panel Program Committee

Terry Dean, Indiana State University, Terre Haute (chair)
Kristen Turner, North Carolina State University
Allison Kaufman, University of Oregon
Kelly Huff, Washburn University
Matt Baumer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Kunio Hara, University of South Carolina (co-chair)
Sara Haefeli, Ithaca College (co-chair)
Jacqueline Avila, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Ana Alonso-Minutti, University of New Mexico
Daniel Barolsky, Beloit College
Esther Morgan-Ellis
Kirsten Carithers

Contingent Labor Support Committee

Reba Wissner, Berkeley College (chair)
Jane Ellsworth, Eastern Washington University
Chantal Frankenbach, Sacramento State University
Alex Ludwig, Berklee School of Music

Website Committee

Louis Epstein, St. Olaf College (chair)
Tim Cochran, Eastern Connecticut State University
Melissa Cummins, University of Kansas
Jessica Getman, The Gershwin Institute