Professional writing

Weidner, B. N.  (2018).  Creating spaces for student voice: Reciprocal teaching in the music ensemble.  INform, 73(2), 18-24.

Weidner, B. N. (2018).   The B-D-A Framework: Content-area literacy in ensemble music education.  Journal of Music Teacher Education, 27, 10-27.

 

Weidner, B. N. (2018, March).  Achieving greater musical independence in ensembles through cognitive apprenticeship.  Music Educators Journal, 104 (3), 26-31.

Weidner, B. N.  (2017, Aug 18).  Welcoming a Jehovah's Witness into the band room.  Music in a Minuet-NAfME Music Blog.

Weidner, B. N. (2015).  Developing musical independence in a high school band.  Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, 205. 71-86.

 

Hansen, D. & Weidner, B. (2014). Literacy connections for secondary students. In D. Hansen, E. Bernstorf, & G. M. Stuber.

     The Music & Literacy Connection. (2nd edition).  Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub.

 

Weidner, B.N. (2013). Supporting common core reading literacy in the music performance classroom.  Illinois Music

     Educator, 73(3), 55-59.

 

Weidner, B.N. (2007).  The effects of daily, directed student self-evaluation on the development of student music performance

     and attitude. Unpublished master’s thesis, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

 

Research Presentations

2020, January

Social Media in the Music Education Classroom, Indiana Music Educators Association-Fort Wayne, IN/Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL

2018, March

A Grounded Theory Model for the Development of Musical Independence in the Large Ensemble

      NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference-Atlanta, GA

2018, March

Transfer of Learning of Effective Practice Strategies from Large Ensemble Instruction to Individual Student Practice

      NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference-Atlanta, GA

2017, Sept

Bridging the Literacy Gap: Defining Disciplinary Literacy for Music

      Symposium for Music Teacher Education-Minneapolis, MN

2017, April

Defining and Teaching for Musical Independence in the Instrumental Large Ensemble

      International Conference for Research in Music Education-Bath, UK

2017, February

It's OK to Fail: Failure as Learning in the Music Ensemble

      Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium XI-Tampa, FL

2017, January

Incorporating Content-Area Literacy into Pre-service Music Education

      Illinois Music Educators Conference-Peoria, IL

2016, November

Integrating Literacy Strategies into Preservice Music Education

     College Music Society National Conference, Santa Fe, NM

2015, November

2015, November

The 1965 and 1973 Seminars on Comprehensive Musicianship: Their relevance as a Foundation for

     Music in Higher Education.

     with Bernard J. Dobroski (Northwestern), Laura K. Sindberg (Minnesota), David G. Woods

     (Connecticut)

     College Music Society National Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Developing Independent Musicianship in the Ensemble Classroom

     College Music Society National Conference, Indianapolis, IN

Practitioner Presentations

2018, Nov

Beyond Leadership: Developing Student Leadership in the Large Ensemble.

     National Association for Music Education National Conference-Dallas, TX

2018, January

"First Attempt in Learning (FAIL)": Using Failure to Advance Student Musical Independence

      Illinois Music Education Conference-Peoria, IL

2017, January

Using Literacy Strategies to Enhance Musical Learning

      Illinois Music Education Conference-Peoria, IL

2015, January

Putting Literacy to Work: Literacy Strategies in the Music Performance Classroom

      Illinois Music Education Conference-Peoria, IL

2015, January

Social Media : The Do's and Don'ts for Novice Teachers

      with Jacob Berglin (PhD Student-Northwestern University)

      Illinois Music Educators Conference-Peoria, IL

2012, January

Doing the Write Thing: Supporting Literacy in the Performance Classroom

      Illinois Music Education Conference-Peoria, IL

2011, January

It's Us with (not Vs.) Them: Fostering Relationships between Administration and Music

     with Dr. Gina Swinney (Superintendent-McHenry High School District 156)

      Illinois Music Education Association All-State Conference-Peoria, IL

 

2002, April

Online Learning Communities

     with Dr. Kimberly McCord (Illinois State University)

     Music Educators National Conference-Nashville, TN

 

Research Poster Presentations

2017, Sept

Bridging the Literacy Gap: Defining Disciplinary Literacy for Music

      Symposium for Music Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN

2016, October

Defining Musical Independence in the Large Ensemble Classroom

    Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Conference

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2016, March

Teachers' Views of Effective Practice in the Instrumental Ensemble.  

    with Dr. Steven M. Demorest (Northwestern University)

    National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education

    National Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2016, January

Teachers' Views of Effective Practice in the Instrumental Ensemble.  

    with Dr. Steven M. Demorest (Northwestern University)

   Illinois Music Education Conference, Peoria, IL

2015, Sept

Musical Independence in a High School Music Ensemble.

     Symposium for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC.

 

Critical writings in English studies

Weidner, B.N. (2002).  Middle-earth: The real world of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Mythlore: A Journal of the J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis,

     Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature, 23(4).  75-85.

 

Weidner, B.N. (2000).  Beauty is not truth...  Polyglossia, 4.  71-78.

 

Professional Associations/Accomplishments

National Board Certified Teacher (2008)

College Music Society

National Association for Music Education

National Band Association

Society for Music Teacher Education

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

 

Current projects

Development of musical independence in large music ensembles

Content-area literacy in the music performance classroom