Kenneth L. Liske, Music Education
Kenneth Liske - Ph.D., M.M., B.M.; Dr. Kenneth Liske is Associate Professor of Music Education, Coordinator of the Music Teacher Education Program, and NAfME Collegiate Chapter Advisor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Dr. Liske presently chairs the Wisconsin Society for Music Teacher Education. He is the Higher Education Chair on the Advisory Council of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA). Since serving as president of WMEA from 2006-2008 he has been an advocate for music and arts education through many state, regional and national initiatives of the National Association for Music Education. In his fourteenth year at UW Oshkosh, Dr. Liske's students have become educational leaders in service throughout Wisconsin and the US. He also instructs and helped develop the state's first university-based add-on licensure programs for general and choral music, providing professional development for experienced music educators. Dr. Liske serves as a site manager for the Wisconsin School Music Association State Music Festival and as Director of Music Education for the Badger State Girl Choir. He is author of Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes, published by the Handbell Musicians of America.
Dr. Liske's experience includes nine years in the public schools of Ohio and Louisiana teaching many levels and areas of choral, general, and instrumental music, and specializing at the middle-level. He has served as artistic and musical director of the Singing Collegians Showchoir 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. As a public school teacher Dr. Liske served in various leadership capacities in the Ohio Music Education Association. He was a member of the Toledo Masterworks Chorale.
Dr. Liske earned a BM in Music Education and Voice from Heidleberg College, MM in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and Ph.D. in Music Education and Educational Technology from Louisiana State University. He has contributed to Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Overtones, and 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 several states. Additional professional affiliations include the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the College Music Society, 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 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
SEC ED 417: EXCEL General Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques
SERV CRS 422: EXCEL Choral Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques