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This session will explore strategies that actively engage learners in music listening experiences. Attendees will participate in sample lessons using a wide variety of listening examples in which singing, moving, playing on instruments, reading, and creating are used as ways to connect with and learn from these musical selections.

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Presenter Biography

Dr. Brent Gault has taught elementary and early childhood music courses in Texas, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Indiana. He specializes in elementary general music education, early childhood music education and Kodály-inspired methodology. Dr. Gault also has training in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.

He has presented sessions and research at conferences of the American Orff-Shulwerk Association, the Dalcroze Society of America, the International Kodály Educators, and MENC: The National Association for Music Education. In addition, he has served as a presenter and guest lecturer for colleges and music education organizations in the United States and China.

Articles by Dr. Gault have been published in various music education periodicals, including the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, General Music today, the Kodály Envoy, the Orff Echo, and the American Dalcroze Journal.

In addition to his duties with the Music Education Department at Indiana University where he is an associate professor of music (music education) in the Jacobs School of Music, Dr. Gault serves as the program director for the Indiana University Children’s Choir where he conducts the Allegro Choir. He is a past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators.