This workshop is designed to help educators introduce music of diverse cultures into their teaching within a Music Learning Theory context.
Dr. Butch Marshall is an associate professor of music education at Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. He taught general and instrumental music for eleven years in public schools in upstate New York. In addition, he has taught music classes for children from birth to preschool age in Philadelphia, Atlanta and Michigan.
Research interests include music acquisition, multi-cultural music, reflective teaching practice and urban education. Dr. Marshall writes a regular column for General Music Today and serves on the editorial board of Research and Issues in Music Education. He maintains an active schedule as a clinician, consultant, adjudicator and conductor, and he teaches workshops for the Gordon Institute of Music Learning. His musical and educational activities on five continents have prompted a lifelong interest in studying and sharing diverse musical styles and means of transmission throughout the world.