Department of Music Hosts Panel Discussion on Re-thinking Music Teaching for Virtual Spaces

The University of Arkansas Department of Music presents "Flip It and Reverse It," a panel discussion on re-thinking music teaching for virtual spaces. The virtual event, held via Zoom, will start at 3:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Sept. 29. All music teachers are welcome.

"Flip It and Reverse It" includes three music pedagogues from prominent music programs in the nation discussing strategies and tips for effective virtual music teaching. The Department of Music welcomes Cayla Bellamy of Colorado State University, Andrew Campbell of Arizona State University, and Byron Jones of Shenandoah University with University of Arkansas' Lia Uribe moderating.

This program is designed specifically for music teachers and graduate teaching assistants, but the topics discussed are likely useful for any teacher dealing with performance-based teaching in their practice. From the technical issues of virtual delivery, to strategies of building community for students, the discussion will help participants re-think and re-tool for student success.

The event is open to all, but registration is required. Register here and Zoom link information will be sent to participants.

About Cayla Bellamy: Bellamy currently serves as assistant professor of bassoon at Colorado State University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in applied bassoon and chamber music, as well as directs the contemporary music ensembles. She completed the Doctor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance and Literature from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in the spring of 2015, where she studied with William Ludwig. Bellamy is also a core bassoonist and contrabassoonist with Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony in Iowa and has performed across the United States as well as maintained an active private studio. Her debut album, Double or Nothing, is comprised of premiere recordings for solo and duo bassoon and available through the Mark Masters label on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.

About Andrew Campbell: Campbell is currently director of the collaborative piano program and associate director of the School of Music at the Arizona State University School of Music. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers in academia, opera houses, and as chamber musicians, including positions at Central Oklahoma University, the University of Arizona, Fresno State University, Utah State University, Texas A&M Kingsville, the AIMS Institute, Opera in the Ozarks, Opera Southwest, and New Orleans Opera. Current and former students are regular participants in prestigious summer festivals including Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Songfest, AIMS, Bowdoin, Round Top, and the Quartet Program.

About Byron Jones: Jones is associate professor of music in voice at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, where his activities include directing and teaching. A specialist in languages, especially French, he has given master classes for the Washington National Opera Institute for Young Singers and the American Singers Opera Project. During the summer, he travels to Schroon Lake in New York to join the voice faculty at Seagle Music Colony, one of top training programs in the U.S. for aspiring young opera singers. There, he works with young singers on vocal technique and artistry.

About the Department of Music: The Department of Music in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1951, has been a chartered member of Pi Kappa Lambda since 1984. Home to over 300 music majors and minors and more than 35 graduate students, the department has a faculty of 50 nationally and internationally recognized scholars, pedagogues and musicians. Our program offers degrees at the bachelor and master levels and offers an intensive one-year performer's certificate. The department is an All-Steinway School, and offers students a number of recognized ensembles, many of which have toured nationally and internationally.


Lia Uribe, associate chair, Department of Music
Department of Music


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