Author

I wrote In The Groove: Form and Function in Popular Music to give learners in my popular music history course at George Mason University the tools to create original scholarship and analysis. The goal is emphasizing higher order thinking in the classroom. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about In The Groove.

I have created online resources for Oxford University Press since 2009. One project I recently completed was related to Schloss, Starr, and Waterman's excellent book Rock. I added a testing bank, powerpoint slides, interactive projects, discussion topics, glossary, and short bios related to material in the book. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about Rock.

Starr and Waterman's book American Popular Music has become a standard in the field of post-secondary education. I created learning resources for both the 3rd and 4th edition of this book. I also use this book when teaching my course in American Popular Music at George Mason University. By clicking the book icon, you can read more about American Popular Music.

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS AND CONFERENCE TALKS

School Daze: Learner-Centered Teaching in a General Education Popular Music

Classroom. The College Music Society National Conference. Cambridge,

MA. November 2, 2013.

History and Repertoire of the Double Bass. Osher Lifelong Learning Center.

Fairfax, VA. April 16, 2013.

In The Groove: Form and Function in Popular Music. San Diego, CA: Cognella

Academic Press, 2013.

Companion Resources for American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3,

4th ed. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Companion Resources for Rock. Oxford University Press web site:

http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195396300/?view=usa, 2012.

Companion Resources for American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, 3rd

ed. Oxford University Press web site: http://www.oup.com/us/companion.websites/9780195396300/?view=usa,

2009.

PUBLICATIONS: REVIEWS

Killer Technique: Upright Bass. American String Teacher, 63(4), 71, (2013)

Shpil: The Art of Playing Klezmer edited by Yale Strom. Music References

Services Quarterly, 16, 121 – 130 (2013)

Compatible Duets for Strings. American String Teacher, 63(2), 68. (2013)

Concerto for Double Bass and Piano. American String Teacher, 63(2), 67. (2013)

The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass (Vols. 1,2,3).

American String Teacher, 62(4), 73. (2012).

80’s Pop Songs for String Quartet. American String Teacher, 62(2), 73-74. (2012)

Dance, Songs, Inventions. American String Teacher, 61(4), 88. (2012)