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. Presently in his eighteenth year at UWO, 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 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 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. Presently, he is on the leadership team for UWO “ArtsCore,” a program that helps teachers bring the best practices of arts-integrated instruction to their classrooms. Dr. Liske serves as a site manager for the Wisconsin School Music Association State Music Festival and previously served 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. Most recently he was an invited lecturer on character education at the 70th Anniversary Professional Conference of the Seoul National University of Education, Republic of Korea. Additional professional affiliations include the Organization of American Kodály Educators, American Orff-Schulwerk Association, American Choral Directors Association, 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 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
MUSIC 388: Choral Rehearsal Techniques
SEC ED 367 Clinical Teaching in Music
SEC ED 400/401/405: Student Teaching in Music
SEC ED 417: AOL General Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques
SERV CRS 422: AOL Choral Music Methods, Pedagogy, Techniques
WSMTE Website, Email Discussion List, WMEA Music Research Connection