Dr. Sharon G. Davis
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Music Education

 

Academic Areas of Expertise

Music Education, Informal Learning, Popular Music Pedagogy, Music Technology

 

Courses Taught at LVC

  • MED 333 Elementary methods and materials
  • MED 337 Music teaching and learning I
  • MED 437 Music teaching and learning II
  • MED 441-442 Student teaching seminar
  • MME 860 Modern Band Pedagogy
  • MME 867 Creative experiences in modern band
  • MME 850 Ethnomusicology
  • MME 871 Musical identity and music education
  • MME 870 Music for all

 

Research Topics

Informal Learning, Teaching Popular Music in K-12 Settings, Musical Identity

Publications and Research

Doctoral Dissertation

Davis, S. G. (2008). Fostering a musical say: Enabling meaning-making and investment in a band class by connecting to students' informal music learning processes. Unpublished Doctoral dissertation, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Book Chapters

Davis, S. G. (2016). Instrumental learning and performance in primary and elementary schools. In G. E. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Invited by section editor, Kathryn Marsh, University of Sydney, Australia). Revised and republished as separate volumes. 

Davis, S. G. (2015). Children, popular music and identity. In G. E. McPherson (Ed.), The child as musician: A handbook of musical development (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Invited by the editor, Gary McPherson).

Davis, S. G. (2013). Fostering a community of composers: From call and response to ABA form compositions. In C. Randles & D. Stringham (Eds.), Musicianship: Composing in band and orchestra. Chicago, IL: GIA 

Davis, S. G. (2012). Instrumental learning and performance in primary and elementary schools. In G. E. McPherson & G. Welch (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Invited by section editor, Kathryn Marsh, University of Sydney, Australia).

Davis, S. G. (2011). Fostering a ""musical say"": Identity, expression and decision-making in a US school ensemble. In L. Green (Ed.), Learning, teaching and musical identity: Voices across cultures. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. (Invited by Lucy Green).

Journal Articles

Davis, S. G., Eisenreich, C. (2021, in review).  Looking, listening, and learning: Personal voice in the music class.

Davis, S. G. (2013). Informal learning processes in an elementary classroom. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 198(Fall), 23-50. 

Davis, S. G. (2013). Lion dancing and Chinese percussion ensembles in the general music classroom. Virginia Music Educators Magazine (VMEA), LXVII (3), 51-55. Retrieved from http://www.vmea.com/index.php/notes-general-info 

Davis, S. G., & Blair, D. (2012). Popular music in American teacher education: A glimpse into a secondary methods course. Musical Pedagogics: Greek Society for Music Education, 10(Special issue for the G.S.M.E.'s 15th anniversary: Selected articles from the International Journal of Music Education translated into Greek.), 68-93.

Davis, S. G., & Blair, D. (2011). Popular Music in American Teacher Education: A glimpse into an American secondary methods course. International Journal of Music Education, Practice. 29(2).

Davis, S. G. (2010). Metaphorical process and the birth of meaningful musical rationality in beginning instrumentalists. Research Studies in Music Education, 32(1), 3-21.

Davis, S. G. (2009). Lesson plan corner: Danse Macabre. Michigan Music Educators, 46(3), 22-23. 

Davis, S. G. (2005, December 8). “That thing you do! Compositional processes of a rock band,” International Journal of Education & the Arts, http://ijea.asu.edu/v6n16/.

Contact Info

Email Address

Location

Blair Music Center, Room 110

Phone Number

717-867-6279