AMS Rochester 2017
Career Related Issues

Navigating the Tenure Process
Friday, 12:15–1:45pm


Jessie Fillerup (University of Richmond) and Sarah Fuchs Sampson(Syracuse University), Moderators

Gurminder Bhogal (Wellesley College), Amanda Eubanks Winkler, (Syracuse University), Jessie Ann Owens (University of California, Davis), and Andrew Granade (University of Missouri–Kansas City)


Pedagogical Approaches, Strategies, and Engagement in the Twenty-First Century General Education Music History Classroom
Friday, 5:15–6:30pm


Naomi Perley (RILM) and Reba Wissner (Montclair State University), Moderators

Kristen Turner (North Carolina State University), “More Than Just a Test: The Quiz as a Pedagogical Tool”

Reba Wissner (Montclair State University), “Speaking Their Language: Using Popular Music to Teach the Basics in General Education Music History Courses”

Alexander Ludwig (Berklee College of Music), “Large Enrollment? Try Twitter”

Devora Geller (Graduate Center, CUNY), “Block Grading in the General Music Classroom”

Samantha Bassler (New York University and Rutgers University at Newark), “Disability in the General Music Classroom”

Matthew Baumer (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), “The Live Musical Event Report for Online Intro Courses”

Mary Natvig (Bowling Green State University), “Choosing the RightTextbook”


When Extra-Curricular Activities Are Anything But: “Work-Life Balance” in Performance-Centered Disciplines
Friday, 6:30–7:45pm


Shawn Keener (A-R Editions) and Susan Key (Chapman University and Pacific Symphony), Moderators

Nigel Maister (University of Rochester International Theatre Program), Steven Rozenski (University of Rochester), Nathan Bakkum (Dean, School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College Chicago)


Career Bootcamp
Saturday 9am-noon


Sarah Fuchs Sampson (Syracuse University) and Reba Wissner (Montclair State University)
   9:00–9:20: Roundtable discussion on CV contents and formatting
   9:20–9:45: one-on-one meetings (on any topic)

Keith Clifton (Central Michigan University) and Sarah Fuchs Sampson
   9:45–10:05: Roundtable discussion on cover letters
   10:05–10:30: one-on-one meetings (on any topic)

Paul Christiansen (Seton Hall University) and Keith Clifton
   10:30–11:00: Roundtable discussion on interviewing skills
   11:00–11:15: one-on-one meetings (on any topic)
Paul Christiansen, Amanda Sewell (Interlochen Public Radio), and Reba Wissner
   11:15–11:45: Roundtable discussion on career trajectory (concepts in teaching, research, and service for strengthening graduate-student job applications)
   11:45–12:00: one-on-one meetings (on any topic)


Maintaining a Research Agenda at Teaching-Intensive Institutions
Saturday, 12:15–1:45pm


Keith Clifton (Central Michigan University), Moderator

Samuel Dorf (University of Dayton), Christine Gengaro (Los Angeles City College)




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