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Dr. Pamela Stover – Busy Summer 2012

Dr. Pamela Stover, professor of Music Education with the UT Department of Music and an expert in early childhood music education, had a whirlwind summer of 2012! From May 13 to June 14 she was in Munich, Germany doing research at Orff Zentrum München, State Institute for Research and Documentation. Dr. Stover is an expert on the Orff-Schulwerk method and also presented a workshop at UT on the subject in late July.

While in Germany, she also presented four music education lectures/workshops:

  • “Clapping Games and Double-Dutch Rope Jumping: Rhythmic Movement in African-American Playground Games”*
  • “Elemental Movement, Elemental Music: A Historic Look at the Orff-Schulwerk”*
  • “Pedagogy of Improvisation” (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
  • “Current Trends in American Music Education” (International Music Education Lecture Series at the University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany)

*Presented at the Art in Motion 2012 International and Interdisciplinary Symposium at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich.

Dr. Stover then returned to the U.S. for a presentation at the national conference of the Country School Association of America. She co-presented with David Burton of the University of Missouri Extension Service on “Using Oral History to Preserve School Memories.” She then went to Nashville to attend the American Guild of Organists national convention.

In July, she went to Greece to attend and present at the International Society for Music Education World Congress. She presented “I Know a Frog: Integrating Music Science and Children’s Literature” at both the ISME World Congress and at the Early Childhood Education Commission at Ionian University.

Following her “Intro to Orff-Schulwerk” workshop here at UT, she served as a delegate to the Sigma Alpha Iota National Convention in Atlanta.

Does Dr. Stover ever sit down?! We don’t think so. Congratulations on all of your achievements this summer, Dr. Stover!


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