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Kenneth Liske, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music, Education, and Human Services


Doctor of Philosophy Louisiana State University - 1999
Telephone: (920) 424-7029
Office: Arts & Communication Center N228



Areas of Expertise:

  • Music Teacher Education and Professional Development
  • Classroom Music Methods
  • Handchimes and English Handbells in Education
  • Curricular Integration of Technology Applications in Music Teacher Education and Music Instruction
  • Web Supported Instruction in Music

Brief Bio:

Kenneth L. Liske earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Voice at Heidleberg College, Tiffin, Ohio: the Master of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio; and the Ph.D. in Music Education and Educational Technology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is author of Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes, published by the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Dr. Liske serves as Director of Choral and General Music Education, Coordinator of Music Advisement, and MENC-Collegiate Chapter Advisor.

Prior to teaching at the university level, Dr. Liske taught for nine years in the public schools of Ohio and Louisiana, specializing in middle-level choral and classroom music. He currently serves as president-elect of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, webmaster for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, site manager for the Wisconsin School Music Association state solo and ensemble festival at UW Oshkosh, and is a founding member of the Wisconsin Society for Music Teacher Education. Dr. Liske's professional interests include classroom music methods, teacher education, and web-supported interests include classroom music methods, teacher education, and web-supported instruction in music. His work has been published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. He has presented scholarship and interest sessions at national and divisional conferences of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Technology Institute for Music Educators, and the American Music Therapy Association, as well as at state association conferences in Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Additional professional affiliations include the Organization of American Kodaly Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the College Music Society Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society in Music.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: September 1999
Years of P-12 Experience: 9 years total; Eight years teaching middle level choral and general music, one year teaching high school choir and fine arts. Additional teaching assignments included K-5 general music, beginning band, high school marching band and musicals, college showchoir, plus church youth music, and community theatre.

Classes Typically Taught:

  • Music Fundamentals and Methods for Elementary and Early Childhood Educators
  • Introduction to Music Education
  • Undergraduate Choral Methods, Elementary Music Methods
  • Secondary General Music Methods for Majors
  • Supervision of Clinical and Student Teaching Field Experiences in Music


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