Leadership and Invited Talks


Leadership

·  Board Member, International Society for Music Education, 2018-2020

·  President, Association for Popular Music Education, 2017-2019

·   Vice President, Association for Popular Music Education, 2015-2017

 
Conference Organization

·   Symposium on Eudaimonia and Music Education, Montclair State University,
   Montclair, NJ, USA, 2020

·   Association for Popular Music Education, New York University,
   New York City, NY, USA, 2019

·   Association for Popular Music Education, Middle Tennessee State University,
   Murfreesboro, TN, USA, 2018

·   10th International Symposium on Sociology of Music Education, UK, 2017

                ·    Association for Popular Music Education, University of Colorado,
Denver, CO, USA, 2017

·   Association for Popular Music Education, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA, 2016

·   International Society for Music Education Popular Music Education Special Interest
   Group, Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow, Scotland, 2016

·   Research in Popular Music Education, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, 2015

·   Creativities, Musicalities, Entrepreneurships. Institute of Contemporary Music Performance,
London, UK, 2014

·   Culture and Pedagogy – Music and Education Across Cultures. Institute of
   Contemporary Music Performance, London, UK, 2013

·   Rock and Roles: Philosophy and Sociology of Popular Music Education. Institute of
   Contemporary Music Performance, London, UK, 2012

·   Seventh International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, Michigan
   State University, Lansing, MI, USA, 2011

·   The Place and Purpose of Popular Music Education. Institute of Contemporary Music
   Performance, London, UK, 2010

Keynote Presentations

           ·   Drumming, Daimon, and Music Education: Cardiff Rock, London Blues, Texas Ink, and New York Noise,
Visions of Research in Music Education conference, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, USA, 2019

·   Embodiment and Drumming Eudaimonia, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, 2017


Invited Conference Presentations

·   Smith, G.D. (2019) Punk and Pedagogy: Little Kids Rock Challenges Music Education Hegemony in the U.S.A.
Symposium on Music Education, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasília, Brazil.

·   Smith, G.D. (2018) Little Kids Rock and Modern Band: Transforming Lives by Bringing
   Change to School Music Education in the USA. 2nd International Conference on Childhood
   and Adolescence, Universidade Católica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

·   Smith, G.D. (2017) Rock Drumming for Intermediate and Advanced Drummers. Rockfest,
   Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

·   Mantie, R., smith, G.D. & Higgins, L. (2017) Introducing The Oxford Handbook of Music
   Making and Leisure
, NAAM Foundation Education Day, NAMM Show, Anaheim, CA, USA

·   Hanley, D., Smith, G.D., Banfield, K.P. & Murciano, R. (2016) Panel Discussion:
Popular Music in Higher Education. Association for Popular Music Education conference,
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA.

·   Smith, G.D. (2016) Experiencing Drum Kit Performance: Enquiry, Embodiment, Eudaimonism, Education.
Drum Kit Research Symposium, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK.

·   Smith, G.D. (2015) Hybridized Pedagogies in Higher Popular Music Education (HPME).
Foundations for Excellence conference, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK.

·   Smith, G.D. (2014) Towards Authenticity and “Success” Through Higher Popular Music Education.
Little Kids Rock Modern Band Symposium, Fort Collins, CO, USA

·   Smith, G.D. (2014) Embodied Experience, Autoethnography, and Rock.
Department of Music, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Guest Lectures 

  ·   University of Washington, Visiting guest lecturer (2-day residency), 2019

·   A Life in Popular Music Education. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT,
   USA (online), 2019.

·   Songwriting Basics in the Elementary Classroom. Purdue University,
   Lafayette, IN, USA, 2018.

·   I Drum, Therefore I am; I am, Therefore I Drum. New York University,
   New York City, USA, 2018

·   Something is Happening Here, but you Don’t Know What it is – Do You,
   Dr. Smith? University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, USA, 2018.

·   NAfME Invited Speaker series (week-long residency), Westminster Choir College, Princeton, USA, 2018

·   Sociology and the Band Classroom. University of North Texas, Denton, USA, 2017.

·   Little Kids Rock and Community Music / Music Education in the USA.
   Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK (online), 2017.

·   Higher Popular Music Education in the UK. Inland Norway University of
   Applied Sciences, Hamar, Norway, 2017.

·   Comparing Higher Popular Music Education in the UK and the USA,
   Slippery Rock University, PA, USA (online), 2017.

·   Higher Popular Music Education in the UK and US – Comparisons
   Lebanon Valley College, PA, USA (online), 2017.

·   Sociology of Music Teachers: Practical Applications – using the book in
   your work; Boston University, USA (online), 2017.

·   Never the Same Way Once: Drumming in Musical Theatre, Edinburgh
   Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, 2017.

·   Deciding Who You Are: Finding Your Way in Today’s Music Ecology,
   Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, 2017.

·   Challenges and Responsibilities in Popular Music Education: Pedagogies, Ethics and Authenticities,
University of Chihuahua and University of Cambridge (webinar), 2017.

·   Differences between US and UK Music Education systems,
Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2017.

·   Music Education and Teacher Preparation in the UK,
Frost School of Music, University of Miami, FL, USA (online), 2016.

·   Identity and Authenticity in the Popular Music Classroom, School of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA (online), 2016.

·   Authenticities, Identities, and Popular Music Education, Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts, Singapore, 2015.

·   Drumming: An Autoethnographic Ethnomusicology, Ithaca College, London, UK, 2014.

·   Neoliberalism and Symbolic Violence in Higher Music Education,
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London, UK, 2014

·   Rock and Pop Musicians and Learning, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK, 2014.

·   Rock and Roll Pedagogy. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (a one-week workshop), 2014.

·   Teaching Percussion in the Middle School Classroom. School of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, USA, 2013.

·   Introduction to Music Business. School of Music, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, USA, 2013.

·   What do you Call a Guy who Hangs Around with Musicians?
Music Education Department, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA, 2013.

·   Kit Drummers and the Snowball Self: A socio-cultural-psychological perspective on identity and learning realisation.
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2012.

·   Being and Becoming a Doctor. Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK, 2011.

·   Working with Rock Bands. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (a one-week workshop), 2011.

·   I Drum, Therefore I Am / I Am, Therefore I Drum. Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK, 2010

·   Teaching and Learning: What kind of an “ology”? Thornton School of Music,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2010.

·   Sex and Drums and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK, 2010.

·   Sex, Drums, Rock & Roll. Teachers College,
Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 2009.

·   Sex, Drums, Rock & Roll. New York University, New York, NY, USA, 2009.

·   Music Education in the UK. New York University, New York, NY, USA, 2009.

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