Dr. Kenneth Liske
Dr. Kenneth Liske
Associate Professor, Music Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Louisiana State University, 1999
Office: Arts & Communication N228
Dr. Liske is Coordinator of Music Education, and NAfME Collegiate Chapter Advisor. He is author of Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes, published by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. Dr. Liske is a former president and research chair of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. He is currently chair of the Wisconsin Society for Music Teacher Education and a site manager for the Wisconsin School Music Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival at UW Oshkosh. His teaching experience includes nine years in the public schools of Ohio and Louisiana, specializing in middle-level choral and classroom music. He has also taught elementary through high school general music and fine arts, beginning brass, woodwind, and percussion, high school choirs and marching band. Dr. Liske's professional interests include music education advocacy, classroom music methods, teacher education, licensure, professional development, pre-professional goal setting, curriculum development, curricular integration of technology, and web-supported instruction in music. Dr. Liske and spouse Dr. Leigh-Ann Lethco, also a music educator, reside in Oshkosh with their two daughters Elise and Emmeline who are active in a variety of school and youth activities.
I'm passionate about teaching. I love watching kids succeed and helping people achieve their goals.
To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people, and the affection of children,
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better—
whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition,
To know even one life has breathed easier because you lived,
This is to have succeeded.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy..., that their children, in turn, may have a right to study painting, poetry, and music.”
—John Adams, American Revolutionary (adapted from a letter to his wife, Abigail Adams)