Craig Denison’s research poster “Transitions to Teacherhood: Reflections on Becoming Music Teachers” will be presented to the Society of Music Teacher Education September 17–19 at the Society’s 2015 conference in Greensboro, N.C.
The poster investigates a music education student’s journey to becoming and identifying him or herself as a teacher. Although the process of becoming a music teacher has similar curricular and training requirements, the socialization process can be a unique and complex experience.
This pilot study utilized written journal entries of four experienced music teachers (band, choir, orchestra, and general music) who reflected on their experiences of becoming music teachers. Issues, events, and activities in journal entries were coded into categories of analysis then compared across cases to identify commonalities, differences, and emerging categories between teachers’ experiences.
Department of Music