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Brian Weidner

Professor of Education


Music Education


PhD Candidate Music Education, Anticipated Spring 2017, Northwestern University
M.Ed. School Leadership, Olivet Nazarene University
MM Music, Northern Illinois University
BME Music Education & BA English, Illinois State University

Courses Taught

Education 210: Observing the Schooling Process
Education 239: History of Education in American Society


Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Lecturer 2016-2017

McHenry High School, McHenry, Illinois
Fine Arts Coordinator
Instrumental Music & General Music Instructor

Golf School District 67, Morton Grove, Illinois
Choral Music & General Music Instructor

Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois


Weidner, B.N. (in review). Using cognitive apprenticeship for the development of musical independence in large ensembles.

Weidner, B.N. (2015). Developing musical independence in a high school band. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 305, 71-86

Hansen, D. & Weidner, B.N. (2014). Literacy connections for secondary students. In D. Hansen, E. Bernstorf, & G.M. Stuber. The Music & Literacy Connection (2nd edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub.