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Edgar, Grady earn top music research-presenter spots

Assistant Professor of Music and Chair of Music Education Scott Edgar and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Melissa Grady earned the only research-presenter spots at the 2015 Illinois Music Education Conference.

Edgar will present his findings on the ethics of care in music education, while Grady will address the use of gesture in choral conducting in an hour-long session.

Their research presentations will be open to some 10,000 participants at the gathering of more than 2,000 music educators in Illinois and students, parents, exhibitioners and clinicians.

“This is a huge honor,” Edgar said. “We were up against some pretty stiff research competition and Lake Forest College got both spots.”

The Illinois Music Education Conference is considered the most comprehensive event in the state for music education professionals from elementary school through the college level.

The 2015 conference will be held in Peoria, Jan. 28-31.