Music Education, Encore!
Studio: Mason Hall 303
Phone: (256) 782-5873
Dr. Renée L. Baptiste, associate professor of music education, teaches elementary and secondary music education methods in general and choral music. She also teaches graduate music education courses in research methods, and supervises student teachers. She is the faculty advisor for CMENC, the collegiate chapter of MENC (Music Educators National Conference). Dr. Baptiste graduated from the following: William Carey College (BM); Eastman School of Music (MM); and the University of Florida (Ph.D.). Her research interests include the male adolescent changing voice, music preferences of adolescents in middle school general music, and the use of online course instruction in music teacher education.
Her publications include A Study of the Relationships Among Voice Timbre Models, Voice Classification Stage, and Pitch-Matching Ability in Male Adolescent Choral Students Illinois Music Educator (1998); Teaching the Male Adolescent Changing Voice Through Cooperative Learning Groups, AIMS , (1999) and Standards in the Middle School Classroom, AIMS (2001). Presentations include Kodaly Analyses of American Folk Songs for Use with the Male Adolescent Changing Voice at the 1999 Illinois Music Educators Conference in Peoria, IL; Critical Analysis: The Use of Streaming Video in Class Applied Voice at the 9th International Conference on Technological Directions in Music Learning in 2002, in San Antonio, TX; and two sessions entitled Online Reflection and In-Service Teachers Reflections and The Untold Story: The Cherokee Indians Trail of Tears-A Case for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning at the Mountain Lake Colloquium for Teachers of General Music Methods in 2003, in Mountain Lake, VA. Her most research presentations (Folk Song Preference of Middle and Junior High School General Music Students) were in 2005 at the Indiana Music Educators Association Convention, the MENC North Central Division Conference held in conjunction with the Michigan Music Education In-Service Conference, and the national conference of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE).