Dr. David Potter

Dr. David Potter
Dr. David Potter
David Potter Dr. David Potter
Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Music Education
office. Holden Fine & Applied Arts Center 1106
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Professional Background

David Potter holds the position of Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Before coming to UW-Superior, Dr. Potter taught courses in Elementary Methods and Materials in Music and Songwriting at Michigan State University, where he earned his Ph.D. in music education. During his time in Michigan, he developed online resources for the National Association for Music Education and presented on the topic of improvisation at conferences across the United States. Dr. Potter’s research interests include assessment, evaluation, and policy in music education, and his articles on these topics have been published in peer-reviewed journals at the state and national level.

Before earning his Ph.D. in Michigan, Dr. Potter taught elementary music in Memphis, Tennessee, where he also directed community bands and choirs. During his time in Memphis, he was named Teacher of the Year and co-wrote the Tennessee state standards for music education. David also holds degrees in music education from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York.

Recent Publications

Potter, D. (2020). Music teacher education and edTPA: A case study (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 28024538).  

Potter, D. (2020) (In)visible power: A critical policy analysis of edTPA, Arts Education Policy Review, doi:10.1080/10632913.2020.1744053 

Potter, D. (2019). Policy as an international concept: A review of Policy and the Political Life of Music Education. Arts Education Policy Review, 120(4), 228–235. doi:10.1080/10632913.2018.1531798  

Potter, D. (2019). Evaluation and assessment: Is there a difference? Michigan Music Educator, 56(2), 14–16. 

Recent Presentations 

Potter, D. (2019, October 17). Perceptions of musical identity: A multiple narrative case study of pre-service generalist teachers. Presentation at the Big Ten Academic Alliance, Ann Arbor, MI.  

_______. (2019, July 31). Exploring improvisation through circle singing. Presentation at the Seventh International Conference on Music Learning Theory, Oak Park, IL.  

_______. (2019, February 16). Well-rounded to whom? Examining music teacher evaluations. Presentation at the National Association for Music Education Northwest Division Conference, Portland, OR.  

_______. (2019, January 26). Connect-ing the curriculum: Exploring music through the connect standards. Presentation at the Michigan Music Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.  

_______. (2019, January 19). Create, respond, and connect: Do they really matter? Presentation at the Indiana Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, Fort Wayne, IN.  

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Potter, David
Fall Semester 2021

For up to date information on all schedules, please refer to the class search page in the E-Hive.

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of August 1, 2021 1:30 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

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Fall Semester 2021
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSED - Music Education
1696MUSED 370General Music Methods
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
001 3.00  FA 1215 TTh 1:00PM- 2:15PM 13 of 15 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
1408MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.
001 3.00  FA 1215 MWF 9:00AM- 9:50AM 14 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.
1409MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
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09/08/2021 - 12/21/2021
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/04/2020 (no petition required).  Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60.  For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E1 3.00  Online    10 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/21/2021
Prerequisite: admission to teacher education program. This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 05/04/2020 (no petition required).  Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60.  For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
MUSI - Music
2205MUSI 160Music Appreciation
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09/08/2021 - 12/21/2021
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 04/05/2021 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
E2 3.00  Online    21 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/21/2021
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 04/05/2021 (no petition required). Tuition is not part of the plateau; online fees apply. In addition this class has an online technology administration fee of $60. For tuition and fee schedules see www.uwsuper.edu/bursar
1770MUSI 162Songwriting
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09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
001 3.00  FA 1215 TTh 10:00AM- 11:15AM 22 of 25 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/08/2021 - 12/15/2021