What's Going On with OCMEA

November Issue

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, November 5th

Voting Day

Wednesday, November 6th - Friday, November 15th

Conservatory Apparel Sale

BMAC Lobby

*Saturday, November 9th

Dr. Richard Edwards Workshop 10:00AM-4:00PM (Lunch 12:00PM-1:15PM)

Center for Innovation and Growth (CIG)

OCMEA Fashion Show 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Student Activites Center (SAC)

Thursday, November 14th

Five Guys Out-to-Eat

Mentors: do your best to get your Mentees there!

*Sunday, December 1st

Masterclass w/ Janelle Hallet of Ohio Alliance for Arts Education in Columbus 7:00PM

& General Meeting

BMAC Fynette-Kulas

Monday, December 2 - Friday, December 6

OCMEA Clothing Drive

Gather your old clothes during Thanksgiving break (the week before) and bring them back to school to donate to those in need! There are no restrictions; any clothes any size.


Committee Corner

Dr. Richard Edwards


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.M., Ohio University

Current Position:

Coordinator of Music Education at Ohio Wesleyan University

Dr. Edward's specializes on music and the brain; the neuroscience and philosophy of music education. Dr. Edwards is the creator of the Musical Brain Imaging Research Database (MusicBIRD), an ongoing project containing all peer-reviewed brain-imaging studies involving human musical processes. He maintains an active schedule as a band conductor, a student teacher supervisor, and a guest lecturer discussing the neuromusical research implications of how humans learn to be musical. Dr. Edwards lives in Delaware with his wife Tammie, sons Chase and Max, and a precocious cat named Maggie.

Previous Positions:

Assistant Professor at Ithaca College

Conductor of the All Campus Band at Ithaca College

Public school Music Teacher (6 years) in Ohio and North Carolina

*taught music in many different areas and ages, including concert band, marching band, jazz band, music theory, and elementary general music.

Organizations of which Dr. Edwards is a member


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Pi Kappa Lamda

The College Music Society

Courses Taught at OWU

MUS 105 Appreciation of Music Literature
MUS 108 Introduction to Music Education
MUS 230 Conducting 1
MUS 300.5 Neuroscience of Music
MUS 363 Teaching Music: Elementary
MUS 373 Elementary Music Methods
MUS 374 Secondary Music Methods

Major Publications

Edwards, R. D. & Hodges, D. A. (2008). Neuromusical research: An overview of the literature. In W. Gruhn & F. Rauscher (Eds.), Neurosciences in Music Pedagogy (pp. 1-25). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

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