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Daniel J. Shevock


Daniel J. Shevock teaches at Penn State Altoona, where he previously served as Emerging Musical Artist in Residence in Jazz. Growing-up in a rural Pennsylvania town and teaching in urban public schools helped cultivate his awareness of the importance of creativity, social justice, and ecological consciousness. Dan musics on the vibraphone and drums. His scholarship in music education integrates ecological literacy, place-consciousness, improvisation, history, and philosophy.

Subjects: Education, Music

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Music Education
    Philosophy

Personal Interests

    Musicking
    Hiking
    Gardening

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy - Shevock - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education

Music Educated and Uprooted: My Story of Rurality, Whiteness, Musicing, and Teac


Published: Aug 01, 2016 by Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education
Authors: Daniel J. Shevock
Subjects: Music, Philosophy

This article provides a glimpse into one person’s subjective experiences of rurality, Whiteness, musicing, and teaching. Experiences are shared narratively around the central metaphor: roots. This autoethnography was guided by the question: how has the intersection of rurality, Whiteness, and poverty affected my attitudes, actions, and roles relative to music teaching and learning?

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

Composition and Improvisation in Instrumental Methods Courses


Published: Jul 01, 2016 by Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education
Authors: David A. Stringham, Linda C. Thornton, Daniel J. Shevock
Subjects: Music

Many musical traditions value creative music making in the form of composition and improvisation. However, research indicates American public school teachers consider improvisation and composition among the least important and most difficult skills to teach.

TOPICS for Music Education Praxis

The Possibility of Eco-Literate Music Pedagogy


Published: Oct 01, 2015 by TOPICS for Music Education Praxis
Authors: Daniel J. Shevock
Subjects: Music, Philosophy

Facing the prospect of global ecological crises, how can music education matter?

Music Educators Journal

Satis Coleman—A Spiritual Philosophy for Music Education


Published: Aug 28, 2015 by Music Educators Journal
Authors: Daniel J. Shevock
Subjects: History, Music, Philosophy

Satis Coleman (1878–1961) was a pioneering but underacknowledged teacher in the history of American music education. This article considers Coleman’s music education philosophy, which contained a distinctly spiritual characteristic. Coleman’s spirituality included a distinctive view of God, living simply, wholesome humility, emotions, and silence in nature.

Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education

Reflections on Freirean Pedagogy in a Jazz Combo Lab


Published: Aug 01, 2015 by Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education
Authors: Daniel J. Shevock
Subjects: Music

In this autoethnography, I share my experiences teaching a jazz combo laboratory for students unable to successfully navigate a competitive audition system, while employing Freirean pedagogy.

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Black Capped Resonance

Published: Nov 14, 2016

"Black Capped Resonance," by Daniel J. Shevock - Vibes; Mac Himes - Guitar; Robert Gardner - Bass; Darrin Thornton - Drums. Misciagna Family Center for the Performing Arts I find myself on soil; a place and soundscape where black-capped chickadees are meaningful musicians. We music with the familiar chickadee; a sound that takes me back to Chest Creek in Patton, PA, trout fishing with my father in the early morning when the chickadees share their songs.