Musings

Articles and Blogs

Here are links to several I've written over the past few years. Note that links for some articles are behind a paywall. If you have an interest in reprinting please contact me at steveholleymusic@gmail.com 

Conference Presentations
You can access PDFs of several of the presentations below by clicking here

  • “Action-Based Pedagogies for Popular Music Education: A panel discussion.” Association for Popular Music Education
              conference, Edinburgh, UK. July, 2020 
  • “Bridging the Pond in Popular Music Education: a dialogical comparison of HPME programs in the US and UK.”
              Association for Popular Music Education conference, Edinburgh, UK. July, 2020 
  • “Crafting a Learner-centered PM Rehearsal: Altering your role through blended approaches.” Association for Popular
              Music Education conference, Edinburgh, UK. July, 2020 
  • “Experiences in Music Education; an auto–ethnographic mixtape.” Association for Popular Music Education 
              conference, Detroit, MI. July, 2020 
  • “Action-Based Pedagogies for Popular Music Education: a panel discussion.” Association for Popular Music 
              Education conference, Detroit, MI. July, 2020 
  • “Coaching Diverse Learners in the Popular Music Ensemble.” Association for Popular Music Education 
              conference, Detroit, MI. July, 2020 
  • “Crafting a Learner-centered Rehearsal; Altering your role through blended approaches.” International
              Music Education Summit, online, June, 2020. 
  • “Beyond Three Chords and the Truth: Adding elements of popular music education to your program.” 
              California Music Educators Conference, Fresno, CA, February, 2020. 
  • “A Paradigm Shift - Where does music education go from here?” California Music Educators Conference, Fresno, CA,
              February, 2020. 
  • “Blending Formal, Non-formal, and Informal Approaches in the Ensemble Rehearsal.” Colorado Music Educators
              Association Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, January 2020.
  • “Crowdsourcing a Secondary Popular Music Curriculum – panel discussion with Shane Colquhoun, Judy Lewis, an
              David A. Williams,” Association for Popular Music Education Conference, New York City, New York, June 2019
  • “What’d I Say? How to protect your most important instrument,” Association for Popular Music Education Conference,
              New York City, New York, June 2019
  • “Discussing Diversity in Musical Literacy – panel discussion with Danielle Collins, Paul Fleet, Corbin Jones, and Jarritt
              Sheel,” Association for Popular Music Education Conference, New York City, New York, June 2019
  • “Adding arrows to your quiver: Blended rehearsal strategies to improve your ensemble coaching,” Association for
              Popular Music Education Conference, New York City, New York, June 2019
  • “Differentiated Instruction in the Ensemble Rehearsal,” International Music Education Summit, Online, June 2019 
  • “How to Add Elements of Popular Music Education to Your Program,” International Music Education Summit, Online,
              June 2019
  • “Where do we go from here? What is the future of music education?,” Colorado Music Educators Association
              Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, January 2019
  • "Where do we go from here? Thoughts on Commercial/Popular Music Education" - National Association for Music
              Education conference, November 2018
  • "A discussion of the most highly acclaimed PME ensemble in the country" - Modern Band Colloquium, July 2018
  •  "Advocacy in Commercial Music Education” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2018 
  • "What are the Educationally-Grounded Benefits of Teaching “Popular” Music?" - panel with Judy Lewis, Jarritt Sheel,
              and Richard Frank - Association for Popular Music Education conference, July 2018
  • "Home of the Blues: Using Memphis Music in Commercial Music Education” - panel with Tom Link and Matt Tutor,
              Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2018 
  • “Developing a Strong Foundation in Your Band - Start with the Bass Player” - Association for Popular Music Education
              conference, June 2018 
  • “Where do we go from here; including elements of commercial music in your program” - Colorado Music Educators
              Association conference, January 2018 
  • “Music Education in Cuba - Exploring Similarities and Differences​” - Colorado Music Educators Association conference,
              January 2018 
  • “Where do we go from here; including elements of commercial music in your program” - Jazz Education Network
              conference, January 2018 
  • Featured Performer - the Azucartones, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • Featured Performer - Soul Confluence, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • Featured Performer - Quincy Ave Rhythm Band, Association for Popular Music Education, June 2017 
  • “Rhythm Section Woes: How to Develop the Pocket in Your Band ​” - Association for Popular Music Education
              conference, June 2017 
  • “Creating and Developing a Commercial Music Program” - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June
              2017 
  • “Flipping the Classroom with Richard J Frank of PlayingtheGroove.com ​” - Association for Popular Music Education
              conference, June 2017 
  • “Get Your Students a Gig! - Association for Popular Music Education conference, June 2017