Kenneth L. Liske, Music Education
Ph.D., M.M., B.M.; Associate Professor of Music, Education, and Human Services, Coordinator of Music Education, and NAfME Collegiate Chapter Advisor; received his B.M. in Music Education and Voice from Heidleberg College, M.M in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. in Music Education and Educational Technology from Louisiana State University. He is author of Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes, published by the Handbell Musicians of America.
In addition to coordinating the music education licensure program, Dr. Liske is currently chair of the Wisconsin Society for Music Teacher Education, and a site manager for the Wisconsin School Music Association State Music Festival at UW Oshkosh. He is a former president and research chair of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. His experience includes nine years in the public schools of Ohio and Louisiana teaching many levels and areas of choral, general, and instrumental music. He has served as artistic and musical director of the Singing Collegians of Heidelberg College, directed the youth music program at First Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, and has been a vocal coach and musical director for high school and community theater. In Ohio, Dr. Liske served as a vocal and choral adjudicator, served on the OMEA Contest Music Selection Committee, and was chair of both the OMEA District II Jr. High Festival and Large Group Contest. He was a member of the Toledo Masterworks Chorale.
Dr. Liske's professional interests include music education advocacy, teacher licensure and professional development, classroom music methods, and curricular integration of technology. His work has been published in Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. He has contributed columns for Overtones and the Wisconsin School Musician. He has presented scholarship and interest sessions at national and divisional conferences of the National Association for Music Education, the Society for Music Teacher Education, Technology Institute for Music Educators, the American Music Therapy Association, and Midwest Kodály Music Educators Association, as well as at state association conferences in Indiana, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Additional professional affiliations include the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the College Music Society, and election to Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society 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.
Links and Resources...
MUSIC 145: Introduction to Music Education
MUSIC 180: Guitar Class
MUSIC 319: Music Methods for the Elementary Classroom Teacher
MUSIC 384: Teaching and Supervising Elementary General Music
MUSIC 385: Choral Methods
MUSIC 386: Music Methods for the Jr./Sr. High School Student
SEC ED 367/402: Clinical and Student Teaching Seminar in Music