Music Education Lecture Series

The purpose of the Loyola Music Education Lecture Series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, music teachers in the Greater New Orleans region, and the community at large by bringing distinguished individuals in the music education profession to campus for presentations on specialized subjects.


Samuel Hazo, February 1, 2014 
Mr. Hazo has composed for the professional, university and public school levels in addition to writing original scores for television, radio and the stage. Mr. Hazo has been a music teacher at every educational grade level from kindergarten through college, including tenure as a high school and university director. Mr. Hazo was twice named “Teacher of Distinction” by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Teachers’ Excellence Foundation.

Samuel Hazo will lead seminars on: 

  • Rehearsal Methods & Techniques
  • Literature, Programming, & Pedagogy
  • Music Standards in Today’s Classroom


Dr. Jamey Aebersold, September 29, 2012 
Jamey Aebersold has been the leader in Jazz Education throughout the United States and around the world for over forty years.  Aebersold’s lifelong mission has been to teach people about Jazz Music and Jazz Improvisation.

Dr. Aebersold lead seminars on: 

  • The Fundamentals of Teaching Improvisation
  • Common Jazz Styles (e.g., Swing, Bop, Blues, Latin Styles)
  • Continuing Education – Training in Jazz/Jazz Education


Dr. James T. Frankel, March 3, 2012
Assistant Professor, Teachers College—Columbia University; Managing Director, SoundTree Technology/KORG USA, Inc.; President, Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI)

Dr. Frankel presented sessions from the following:

  • Facilitating Differentiated Instruction With Technology
  • Utilizing Notation Software in the Music Classroom
  • Assessing Core Curriculum Content Standards in Music
  • Curriculum and Assessment in Music Education
  • The Music Curriculum:  Teaching Classroom Music in the Keyboard Lab
  • Using the Internet as an Assessment Tool for State and National Standards
  • Utilizing Notational Software and Sequencers in the Music Classroom
  • World Music on the World Wide Web


Dr. Bruce Pearson, March 26, 2011
Music Educator, Author, Composer, Clinician and Conductor; Kjos Publishing Company. 

Dr. Pearson presented a variety of workshops to Loyola students, faculty, undergraduate music education majors and area music teachers throughout the region.  Undergraduate music education majors from across Louisiana participated in “Question and Answer” sessions with Dr. Pearson as part of a statewide meeting of college pre-service music teachers from across the state.

Dr. Pearson’s workshop presentations included:

  • Recruiting and Retaining Students in the Band Program
  • Why Music Is Basic: The Value of Music Education
  • Effectively Using Technology in Beginning and Developing Band Classes
  • Teaching Band with Excellence: Achieving the Most in Every Lesson
  • Rehearsing the Young Ensemble


‚ÄčDr. Baruch Whitehead, March 25, 2011
Associate Professor of Music Education, Ithaca College; Elementary Music Specialist with the Orff-Schulwerk Process; Founder of the Ithaca College Orff Certification Program; Lead teacher of the Orff Certification Program at Boston University.  

Special arrangements were made for Dr. Baruch Whitehead to do a workshop on Music and Conflict Resolution with Loyola University Music Therapy Students and a Experiential Session on the use of Orff Instruments in the Classroom with Music Education and Music Therapy Students.

  • Dr. Whitehead was available for a Question/Answer Session with Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty, and school music teachers from the community.

   Dr. Hildegard Froehlich, April 21, 2010
   Music Education Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas

Dr. Froehlich's made presentations to students, faculty, and music teachers throughout New Orleans and Southeastern Louisiana on:

  • The Music Educator as Interactive Agent in a Divided Music World



Dr. Jack Heller, April 23, 2008
Professor Emeritus of Music Education; Former Director of the School of Music, University of South Florida

Dr. Heller made a presentation to Loyola University New Orleans students and faculty on:

  • Music Cognition and Non-Verbal Learning
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