Bringing Together Higher Education, and Music
A little about me:
Jeff completed his Bachelors in Music Performance and Music Education from the University of Kentucky in 2009. He then went on to Ohio University to earn Masters degrees in Music Performance and Brass Pedagogy in 2012. He earned a Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) in 2015 and finished his D.M.A. in Music Performance in 2016. While attending UMKC, he also completed a two-year certificate program, Preparing Future Faculty, which prepares future professors with best-practice teaching techniques. He would use this training to become an UMKC Certified Online Instructor. Jeff has presented masterclasses and clinics across the country and abroad including several regional ITEC conferences with the topic “Effective Practice Methods and Why They Work.” He also took this research and used it in his capacity serving as graduate assistant in the Academic Coaching office at UMKC. He would present this research at the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) National conference held in Winnipeg in the summer of 2016. Jeff currently works for the Indiana University School of Medicine, the largest medical school the country, as an Assessment and Evaluation Specialist. He is active in both the music world as well as the assessment and evaluation areas. Jeff is also an associate faculty member in the Department of Music and Arts Technology where he teaches applied lessons and music theory.