2019 Music Education Summit
September 28, 2019
Mary Baker Russell Music Center | Ron Gerhardstein and Linda Miller, Directors
Join PLU faculty, guest teachers, and interested students for the 4th annual PLU Music Education Summit! A variety of sessions will be offered including preparation for scholarship auditions, transitioning to college, and hear from PLU music education majors about college life. At the end of the day, we will enjoy a free performance in the Lagerquist Concert Hall. Register below.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Lagerquist Concert Hall, Mary Baker Russell Music Center
MUSIC EDUCATION FACULTY
Linda Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from New Mexico State University, a Master of Music and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho. Her teaching career includes all levels of music—kindergarten through graduate studies.
Ron Gerhardstein is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) where he teaches coursework in the music education curriculum and serves as the conductor of the PLU Concert Band. In addition, he instructs Music 101 (Introduction to Music) and supervises music practicum and student teacher placements.
Richard Nance is Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University, where he conducts the Choir of the West and Choral Union. He also teaches the choral conducting sequence and supervises student teachers. Prior to coming to Pacific Lutheran, Dr. Nance taught at Amarillo College and in public schools in Texas and New Mexico. Nance holds bachelors and masters degrees from West Texas State University and the DMA degree from Arizona State University. He has studied conducting with Hugh Sanders, Douglas McEwen and David Stocker, and studied composition with Joseph Nelson and Randall Shinn.
Ed Powell is the Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University, where he is responsible for conducting the University Wind Ensemble and the Concert Band. Additionally, he teaches Conducting and Music Education courses. Dr. Powell comes to PLU via the University of Tennessee, where he was Assistant Director of Bands responsible for the Symphonic Band, the 350 member Pride of the Southland Marching Band, conducting courses and music education methods courses.