DR. ROBERT H. WOODY
School of Music
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0100
Associate Professor of Music Education
Courses taught – Music Learning & Development • General Music Teaching Methods • Psychology & Sociology of Music • Music in the Lives of People • Popular Musicianship • Music & Sports: Performance and Perception
Other duties – Chair of Undergraduate Music Education • Advisement of Graduate Research • Supervision of Music Teaching Practicum Students • Director of Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course
PhD in Music Education, Florida State University, 1998.
Master of Science in Educational Research, Florida State University, 1998.
Master of Music Education, Florida State University, 1993.
Bachelor of Music, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1990.
Woody, R. H. (in press). Vernacular musicianship: Moving beyond teenage popular music. In E. Costa-Giomi & S. J. Morrison (Eds.), Research perspectives on the national standards. National Association for Music Education.
Woody, R. H., & McPherson, G. E. (2010). Emotion and motivation in the lives of performers. In P. N. Juslin & J. A. Sloboda (Eds.), Handbook of music and emotion: Theory, research, applications (pp. 401-424). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Lehmann, A. C., Sloboda, J. A., & Woody, R. H. (2007). Psychology for musicians: Understanding and acquiring the skills. New York: Oxford University Press.
Music Research Studies
Woody, R. H., & Parker, E. C. (in press). Encouraging participatory musicianship among university students. Research Studies in Music Education.
Woody, R. H., & Lehmann, A. C. (2010). Student musicians’ ear playing ability as a function of vernacular music experiences. Journal of Research in Music Education, 58, 101-115.
Woody, R. H. (2006). Musician’s cognitive processing of imagery-based instructions for expressive performance. Journal of Research in Music Education, 54, 125-137.
Woody, R. H. (2003). Explaining expressive performance: Component cognitive skills in an aural modeling task. Journal of Research in Music Education, 51, 51-63.
Woody, R. H. (2002). Emotion, imagery and metaphor in the acquisition of musical performance skill. Music Education Research, 4, 213-224.
Berg, M. H., Woody, R. H., & Bauer, W. I. (2002). Cognitive processes of preservice music teachers during observation of music instruction. Music Education Research, 4, 275-287.
Woody, R. H. (2002). The relationship between musicians’ expectations and their perception of expressive features in an aural model. Research Studies in Music Education, 18, 53-61.
Woody, R. H., & Burns, K. J. (2001). Predicting music appreciation with past emotional responses to music. Journal of Research in Music Education, 49, 57-70.
Woody, R. H. (2000). Learning expressivity in music: An exploratory study. Research Studies in Music Education, 14, 14-23.
Music Practitioner Articles
Woody, R. H. (in press). Playing by ear: Foundation or frill. Music Educators Journal.
Woody, R. H. (2011). Willing and able: Equipping music educators to teach with popular music. The Orff Echo, 43(4), 14-17..
Woody, R. H. (2008). Resources on musicians’ stress and mental health. Music Educators Journal, 94(3), 46.
Woody, R. H. (2007). Popular music in school: Remixing the issues. Music Educators Journal, 93(4), 32-37.
Woody, R. H. (2004). Reality-based music listening in the classroom: Considering students’ natural responses to music. General Music Today, 17(2), 32-39.
Woody, R. H. (2004). Five misperceptions about empirical research in music education. Teaching Music, 11(5), 28-33.
Woody, R. H. (2004). The motivations of exceptional musicians. Music Educators Journal, 90(3), 17-21.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Music and Motivation Symposium: Discussant Presentation. Presentation at the International Conference on Motivation, presented by the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Frankfurt, Germany, August, 2012.
Music Students’ Cognitive Strategies When Playing By Ear. Research poster presentation at the Biennial Conference of the National Association for Music Education, St. Louis, MO, March, 2012.
Music Education as Preparation for a Musical Life After High School. Research paper presentation at the New Directions in Music Education Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October, 2011.
Music Listening in the Lives of College Music Majors: Implications for Music Education. Presentation at the Summer Research Symposium of the Society for Research in Music Education, Washington, DC, June, 2011.
Exploring the Cognitive Components of Vernacular Musicianship. Presentation at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, Tampa, FL, February, 2011.
Student Musicians’ Ear-Playing Ability as a Function of Vernacular Music Experiences (with Andreas C. Lehmann). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA, April, 2009.
Discovering the Known: Formal Musicians Go from Popular Music Consumers to Performers. Presentation at the 28th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Bologna, Italy, July, 2008.
Vernacular Music in the Training of Teachers: Staving Off the Marginalization of Music Education. Presentation at the 27th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education, Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia, July, 2006.
Musician’s Use Visual Imagery and Metaphorical Language in Producing Expressive Performance. Presentation at the Meeting of the Systematic Musicology Section of the German Musicological Society, Osnabrück, Germany, March, 2005.
Distinguishing the Component Cognitive Skills of Expressive Performance. Presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Las Vegas, NV, June, 2003.
Eliciting Expressive Music Performance: Instructional Approaches. Presentation at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, August, 2001.
SELECTED TEACHER IN-SERVICE CLINICS
The Teacher’s Guide to Performance Anxiety. Clinic session at the State Convention of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, Lincoln, NE, November, 2012.
Research to Practice: Bring Vernacular Musicianship into Your Classroom. Clinic session at the Professional Development Conference of the Ohio Music Educators Association, Columbus, OH, February, 2012.
The Psychology of Musical Motivation. Clinic session at the State Convention of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, Lincoln, NE, November, 2011.
Psychology in Music Education. Series of sessions for students and faculty of the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA, September, 2010.
Contemporary Popular Music in the Classroom (with Randall Allsup, Jere Humphreys, William R. Lee). Panel session at the Music Education Week Professional Development Academies, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Washington, DC, July 2009.
Why Include Popular Music in Schools? (with Dale E. Bazan). Keynote session at the 2009 Popular Music in Education Symposium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, June 2009.
More Than a Feeling: Optimizing Motivation in Music. Clinic session at the Biennial Convention of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Milwaukee, WI, April, 2008.
Motivating Your Students for Optimal Learning. In-service teacher workshop, Grand Island Public Schools, Grand Island, NE, October, 2007.
You Can’t “Play it with Feeling” If All You Feel is Dread. Clinic session at the Biennial Convention of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Salt Lake City, UT, April, 2006.
Making School Music Real Music for Your Students. In-service teacher workshop, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE, February, 2005.
The Psychology of Music: Motivation, Stage Fright, Expressive Performance. Clinic session at the State Convention of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, Lincoln, NE, November, 2004.
General Music: Complete Involvement for All. In-service teacher workshop, Nebraska Educational Service Unit #15, McCook, NE, September, 2004.
Expanding Your Teaching Tool Box…Yes You Can Sing! Training session for the staff of the Pioneers Park Nature Center, Lincoln, NE, March, 2003.
Effective Elementary General Music Teaching. In-service teacher workshop, Nebraska Educational Service Unit #4, Nebraska City, NE, February, 2002.
Principles of Efficient Practice. Clinic session at the State Convention of the Indiana Music Educators Association, Indianapolis, IN, January, 2001.
OTHER HONORS AND POSITIONS HELD
Recipient of 2011-2012 Outstanding Educator Award, Association of Students of the University of Nebraska, 2012.
Contributing Author, “Live…In Concert” blog, Psychology Today website (http://www.psychologytoday.com), 2012-present.
Editorial Committee Member, Journal of Research in Music Education, 2008-present.
Recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 2006.
Editorial Committee Member, Music Educators Journal, 2004-2008.
Advisory Committee Member, Teaching Music, 2004-2006.