School of Music Convocation on Wednesday, September 7th
The School of Music will host its first Convocation this Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 AM in Ford Hall. This event will bring together all students, staff, and faculty in the School of Music.
This convocation will feature both Dr. Clifford Madsen, who will be delivering his address to the school via its new internet-based technology, and performances by two new performance faculty members, Aaron Tindall and Ivy Walz.
Dean Woodward will welcome students back to the School of Music and share plans for the academic year.
About Dr. Clifford Madsen
Dr. Clifford Madsen is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Music Education/Music Therapy/Contemporary Media at Florida State University. Dr. Madsen teaches in the areas of music education, music therapy, research, and psychology of music. He serves on various international and national editorial and research boards and is widely published throughout scholarly journals in music education and therapy. Dr. Madsen was the first recipient of the Senior Researcher in Music Education Award.
In addition, he has authored and co-authored many books and is perhaps best known for Teaching/Discipline: A Positive Approach for Educational Development, Experimental Research in Music, Competency Based Music Education, and Applications of Research in Music Behavior. Dr. Madsen received the bachelor's and master's degrees from Brigham Young University and the Ph.D. from The Florida State University. He was appointed to the FSU faculty in 1961.
Most notably for School of Music students, Dr. Madsen was the editor for Vision 2020 -- the Future of Music Education. He is a leader in the profession who shares the values of the Ithaca College School of Music. Students will leave this short time spent with him inspired about music as an art form, music as a profession, and the power each of those brings together to elevate the human condition.
Originally published in Intercom: School of Music Convocation on Wednesday, September 7th.