Ronald Sherwin, PhD
Associate Professor / Chairperson
MusicDepartment Chair, Choral Music Education
College of Visual & Performing Arts 204D
|2004||The University of Maine||PhD|
|2000||The University of Maine||MM|
|1995||Castleton State University||BA|
- Music Education
- Music History/Performance Practice
Survey of western music from antiquity to the present. Listening, analysis, and cultural context will be discussed. The course will show the diversity of styles and cultures that have come together to form western art music.
Survey of music from the middle ages to the present. Listening and analysis will be stressed, but historical background will also be discussed. The course will include exposure to music of diverse cultures.
An in-depth study of conducting techniques appropriate for choral and instrumental ensembles, combined with the study and development of score reading techniques and analytical techniques needed by the serious interpreter of music.
- Civic Engagement
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)