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Ronald Sherwin, PhD

Associate Professor / Chairperson

Music

Department Chair, Choral Music Education
Curriculum Vitae

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 204D

Education

2004The University of MainePhD
2000The University of MaineMM
1995Castleton State UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Music Education
  • Assessment
  • Conducting
  • Music History/Performance Practice

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Presents a basic music vocabulary and develops intelligent discrimination in the listener through study and analysis of outstanding works from Gregorian Chant to the present, including music of diverse cultures. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship of the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, philosophical thought, etc.

Study of philosophies, skills, and practices associated with active listening. Students will develop the skills necessary for intelligent discrimination of the variety of music available in live and recorded formats. In addition, they will study the approaches to musical engagements and their philosophical underpinnings. Emphasis is placed on the potential of listening for understanding of self and world.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Presents a basic music vocabulary and develops intelligent discrimination in the listener through study and analysis of outstanding works from Gregorian Chant to the present, including music of diverse cultures. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship of the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, philosophical thought, etc.
Register for this course.

Presents a basic music vocabulary and develops intelligent discrimination in the listener through study and analysis of outstanding works from Gregorian Chant to the present, including music of diverse cultures. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship of the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, philosophical thought, etc.
Register for this course.

Presents a basic music vocabulary and develops intelligent discrimination in the listener through study and analysis of outstanding works from Gregorian Chant to the present, including music of diverse cultures. Emphasis is also placed on the relationship of the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, philosophical thought, etc.
Register for this course.

Research

Research Interests

  • Assessment
  • Civic Engagement

Select publications

  • Ronald Sherwin & Sarah McQuarrie (2017).
    Impact of state testing on music classrooms in the United States.
    Assessment Practices in Music Education, OUP
  • Ronald Sherwin & Tobias Monte (2016).
    MCAS, PARCC, and the relationship between music instruction and state-mandated comprehensive assessments.
    Connecting practice, measurement, and evaluation, GIA, 163-176.
  • Ronald Sherwin & Sarah McQuarrie (2013).
    Assessment in music education: Relationships between classroom practice and professional publication topics.
    Research & Issues in Music Education, 11(1)
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