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Kenneth L. Liske, Music Education

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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. Presently in his fifteenth year at UW Oshkosh, Dr. Liske's students have become educational leaders in service throughout Wisconsin and the US. Since serving as president of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) from 2006-2008, he has been an advocate for music and arts education through state, regional, and national initiatives of the National Association for Music Education. Dr. Liske is immediate past chair of the Wisconsin Society for Music Teacher Education and has previously served as research chair and higher education chair on the WMEA advisory council. 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 areas of choral, general, and instrumental music, and specializing at the middle-level. As a public school teacher, Dr. Liske served in various leadership capacities in the Ohio Music Education Association. He has served as artistic and musical director of the Singing Collegians Showchoir of Heidelberg University (Ohio), 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. He was a member of the Toledo Masterworks Chorale.

Dr. Liske earned a BM in Music Education and Voice from Heidleberg University (Ohio), MM in Music Education from Bowling Green State University (Ohio), 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, American Choral Directors 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. 


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Dr. Liske's Class Schedule

Philosophy of Music Education Statement

Course Materials:

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MUSIC 145: Introduction to Music Education

MUSIC 180: Guitar Class

MUSIC 219: Music & Culture: American Musical Theatre and Movie Musicals

MUSIC 319: Music Methods for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

MUSIC 384: Teaching and Supervising Elementary General Music

MUSIC 385: Choral Methods

MUSIC 386: Secondary and Alternative Music Methods

SEC ED 367 Clinical Teaching in Music

SEC ED 400/401/405: Student Teaching in Music

SEC ED 417: EXCEL General Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques

SERV CRS 422: EXCEL Choral Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques

Selected Projects:

Add-On Music Licensure through the EXCEL Center

An Introduction to the Elements of Music with Multimedia Support

UWO Choir Camp Computer Class, Handchimes

College Day for Kids Music Classes

WSMA State Music Festival

WSMTE Email Discussion List

WMEA Music Research Connection Website

University Handbell Choir Website

Badger State Girl Choir Website

Selected Presentations & Publications:

Musical Elements: A Classroom Method for Handchimes

The PDP Advantage: Experienced Educators Transitioning to PI34 Licensure

Teaching for "Pro-Advocacy"

English Handbells and Handchimes in the School Music Curriculum

Energizing MS General Music through Performing and Composing

Selected Resources:

About Music Education at UW Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh Music Education Facebook Page

UW Oshkosh Music Education Email List

UW Oshkosh NAfME Collegiate Chapter 430 Web Site

UW Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services Web Site

Wisconsin Music Educators Association Website

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