Scott N. Edgar

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Assistant Professor of Music
Music Education Chair
Director of Bands 

Specialization

Music education
Conducting
Instructional strategies for musical educators
Social emotional learning in music education
Ethics of care in the classroom
Music teacher assessment
Qualitative research in music education

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Music: Music Education, University of Michigan
      Cognate in social and emotional learning and youth development
     
Cognate in instructional strategies for ensemble music education
Master of Science in Education, University of Dayton         
Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bowling Green State University

Courses Taught

Music 101: Perspectives on Music
Music 150: Fundamentals of Music
Music 107: Concert Band
Music Education 170: Fundamentals of Music Teaching and Learning
Music Education 271: The Art of Teaching Wind and Brass Instruments
Music Education 273: The Art of Teaching Instrumental Ensembles
Music Education 422: Senior Seminar in Music Education
First Year Studies: Disney, Music, and Culture

Academic Appointments

Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education Coordinator, 2012-present

Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
Adjunct Faculty, Music Education 2011

Concordia University of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Adjunct Faculty, Music Theory, 2010-2012

Major Publications

Edgar, S.N. (2014). Preparing high school instrumental music educators to respond to the social and emotional challenges of students. Journal of Music Teacher Education. doi:10.1177/1057083713514980.

Edgar, S.N. (2013). Introducing social emotional learning to music education professional development. UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, 31(2), 28-36, doi:10.1177/8755123313480508.

Conway, C.M., Edgar, S.N., Hansen, E., & Palmer, C.M. (2013). Teacher research as professional development for the P-12 music teacher. Music Education Research. doi:10.1080/14613808.2013.848850.

Edgar, S.N. (2013). Bullying—What music educators can do: A response to the film Bully. Illinois Music Educator, 73(3), 52-54.

Conway, C.M., & Edgar, S.N. (2013). Music teacher professional development. In Colleen Conway (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education.  

Hourigan, R.M. & Edgar, S.N. (2013). Phenomenological research in music education. In Colleen Conway (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education.  

Stanley, A.M., Snell, A., & Edgar, S.N. (2013). Collaboration as effective music professional development: Success stories from the field. Journal of Music Teacher Education. doi:10.1177/1057083713502731.

Edgar, S.N. (2012). Communication of expectations between principals and entry-year instrumental music teachers: Implications for music teacher assessment. Arts Education Policy Review, 113(4).

Edgar, S.N. (2012). Approaches of facilitative high school instrumental music educators in response to the social and emotional challenges of students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation: University of Michigan. 

Edgar, S.N. & Boerma, S. (2011). Marching to the beat of a rock drummer: Marching bands and popular music. Michigan Music Educator, 48(3), 20-22.

Edgar, S.N. (2011). The national standards for band directors: who uses them and what good are they?  Michigan Music Educator, 48(3), 26-29. 

Recent Conference Presentations

Music’s Effect on the Impact of Social and Emotional Challenges on Undergraduate Music Students. Poster presentation at the 3rd NAfME Biennial National Music Educators National Conference with special focus on Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education, in St. Louis, Missouri, April, 2014.  

Social Emotional Learning and Music Education. The Illinois Music Education Conference, in Peoria, Illinois, January, 2014.

Music Education at a Liberal Arts College: Perspectives Across Campus. Poster presentation at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, a meeting of the Society for Music Teacher Education in Greensboro, North Carolina, September, 2013.

Strategies for Instrumental Music Educators Supporting the Social and Emotional Challenges of    Their Students. Poster presentation at the Instrumental Music Teacher Educators Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods, in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, May, 2013.

The PhD Degree Experience in Music Education: A Self-Study by Students and a Faculty Member. Co-authored paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association Conference in San Francisco, California, April, 2013.

Social Emotional Learning and Music Education. Paper presentation at the MayDay Colloquium 24, held in Lansing, Michigan, June 2012.

Teaching and Advising PhD Students in Music Education: A Self-Study. Collaborative poster presentation at the 2nd NAfME Biennial National Music Educators National Conference with special focus on Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education, held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.  

Teachers as Researchers and Action Research in the P-12 Music Classroom: Experiences of Teacher Researchers. Collaborative poster presentation at the 2nd NAfME Biennial National Music Educators National Conference with special focus on Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education, held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.

An Instrumental Case Study of Music Education in Alternative Schools: A Music Educator’s Approach to Interacting with Her Students’ Social and Emotional Lives. Paper presentation at the Social Science SRIG session at the 2nd NAfME Biennial National Music Educators National Conference with special focus on Music Education Research and Music Teacher Education, held in St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012.

Ohio’s Value Added Accountability System and Teacher Merit Pay: Effects on Music Educators. With Dr. Linda Hartley, University of Dayton, and Dr. Edward Duling University of Toledo. The Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio, February 2012.

Bigger Fish to Fry: What Students Bring Into Our Music Classrooms. The Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Columbus, Ohio, February 2012.

Approaches of a secondary music teacher in response to the social and emotional lives of students. Poster presentation at the CIC Music Education Conference at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, October 2011. 

Teaching Strategies in Non-music Major, University Ensembles: A Comparative Analysis. Poster presentation at the Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods in Mount Sterling, Ohio, May 2011.

Communication of Expectations Between Principals and Entry-Year Instrumental Music Teachers. Poster presentation at the MENC North Central Division Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2011.

The National Standards in Modern Music Education. With Dr. Linda Hartley, University of Dayton, and Dr. Edward Duling University of Toledo. The Ohio Music Education Association Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2010.

Professional Memberships

National Association for Music Education
American Educational Research Association
College Music Society
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Kappa Kappa Psi
International Trumpet Guild