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Alec D. Scherer

Alec D. Scherer
Alec D. Scherer

Alec D. Scherer joins the music education faculty at Texas State University in Fall 2020.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Performance (trumpet) from Lawrence University and a Master of Music degree in Performance from Boise State University. He began his teaching career in central Wisconsin, where he taught a comprehensive 6-12 band program. He is currently completing a PhD in Music Education at the University of Missouri, where his dissertation research focuses on democratic education in concert band. At the University of Missouri, he has taught courses in the music education curriculum, supervised music student teachers, co-directed the University Concert Band, and assisted with Marching Mizzou.

Scherer’s research interests include democratic education in music, instrumental rehearsal techniques, instrumental conducting, and preservice teacher preparation. He has presented music education research at state and national venues. Recent presentations have included the Society for Music Teacher Education conference in Greensboro, North Carolina (2019) and the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference (2020). His research is published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education. A co-authored presentation is scheduled to be presented at the 34th International Society for Music Education World Conference in Helsinki, Finland in 2020.