The Jane Frazee Distinguished Scholar-Artist Series
The 2018 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Maud Hickey, Associate Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
Date & Time:
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
University of St. Thomas
Woulfe Alumni Hall, Anderson Student Center
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
The 2018 distinguished scholar-artist is Dr. Maud Hickey, Associate Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Hickey presents:
Just Do It! Let's Get Creative in Our Music Classes
Composition, improvisation, and creative thinking should be at the foundation of music teaching and learning. Music is, after all, a creative art! In this session Dr. Hickey will offer participants a wide range of ideas for composing and improvising with their students in all music classes. Ideas based on research regarding the issues of music notation, technology, and assessment will be shared as will compositions that were created by students. Dr. Hickey will also provide ideas for creating a curriculum infused with creativity and will share the curriculum she used while working with juveniles in the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.
Dr. Hickey’s research interest lies in the teaching of, as well as assessment of, musical creativity as manifest through improvisation and composition, and most recently has connected this research interest with work with detained youth. She is a six-year recipient of a quarter of a million-dollar grant from the Chicago Community Trust to work with and research juveniles in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center as they compose music. Her book Music Outside the Lines: Ideas for Composing Music in K-12 Classrooms was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Hickey currently serves on the executive committee of the Society for Research in Music Education and on the editorial board of Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education journal. At Northwestern University, Hickey was appointed a member of the inaugural cohort of faculty fellows in Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement and also serves on the Provost’s Advisory Council on Women Faculty. She lectures on creative thinking in music around the United States and internationally, most recently in Singapore, Xiamen (China), and Mexico City.