Contributing to the growth of my professional discipline is tremendously important to me. I’ve been an active member of the Society for Music Theory since 2004. Below are some of the other projects I’ve been involved in within the larger music theory community.
In 2013, Kris Shaffer, Anna Gawboy, Phil Duker, and I organized an “unconference” on music theory pedagogy called FlipCamp Music Theory, held in Charleston, SC. Central to the conference was the discussion of the inverted classroom model and so-called “alternative pedagogy”. From this grew an annual publication, Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, which publishes short essays on the subject of student-centered learning in music pedagogy. Since the 2013 conference we have published 3 volumes of Engaging Students and hosted unconferences (now titled “Engaging Students: An Unconference on Music Pedagogy”)in Newark, DE (2014) and Boulder, CO (2015).
SMT-V: Videocast Journal of the Society for Music Theory
Since its inception in 2015, I have served as Associate Editor of SMT-V, a peer-reviewed publication consisting of short videos, each about ten minutes in length, to be hosted on, or accessible by links from the SMT website.