Dr. Lois Guderian

Dr. Lois Guderian
Dr. Lois Guderian
Lois Guderian Dr. Lois Guderian
Associate Professor (Coordinator of Music Education, General Music)
office. Holden Fine & Applied Arts Center 1119
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Most recent degrees:

2008 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - PhD in Music Education, Music Composition & Musicology - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois – Dissertation/thesis topic: Effects of Applied Music Composition and Improvisation Assignments on Sight-Reading Ability, Learning in Music Theory and Quality in Soprano Recorder Playing

1978 - Master of Music - Western Michigan University 

1974 - Bachelor of Music Degree - Piano Performance - Hope College

1974 - Bachelor of Music - Vocal Music Education – Hope College

Current certifications:

State of Illinois - State Teachers Certification Board State of Illinois, Specials K-12 Music

Music Teachers National Association - National Professional Certification in Piano, Voice and Music Composition

Academic background:

Lois V. Guderian, PhD Northwestern University, Evanston, MM in Music Education, Western Michigan University; BM degrees from Hope College in Piano Performance and Vocal Music Education, Major in Voice. Currently, Lois is Music Education Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where she is an educator of music and integrated music education. She enjoys a multifaceted career as composer; educator; author; choral conductor; performer; researcher; clinician; and arts program designer for schools and communities. An educator of children, youth and adults, Lois is committed to nurturing individuals" creative and musical potential. Lois serves the National Association for Music Education as an author, composer, mentor, clinician and adjudicator in composition. A frequent presenter at professional development conferences, her work in research, presentation, publication, and education have resulted in new models of arts education, teacher preparation, and international programs. Lois enjoys a multifaceted career as a music educator; composer; author; choral conductor; performer; researcher; clinician; arts program designer and implementer for schools and communities; and designer/educator of online music courses for higher education. Lois is an educator of all ages of children, youth and adults, and was active as a choral, general and instrumental music educator in Chicago area public and private schools, and colleges/universities for more than 20 years. On invitation, in past and present roles, Lois has served the National Association for Music Education in a number of capacities: author, composer, online mentor in choral music and music composition, clinician and national adjudicator in composition. Lois has served on the board for various Illinois State and Chicago area arts organizations and as Research Chair (2012-2016) and clinician for the Wisconsin Music Educators Association. Awards and recognition for her work in music education include the Music Educators Fellowship (2000); Music Educators PhD Fellowship (2001-2004); and Emily Boettcher and J. Yule Bogue Scholarship for excellence in musical and academic work (2003) all from Northwestern University, and from the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS), a Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars SoTL Research Fellowship (2012-2013). In 2012 Lois received the UWS Academic Service Learning Award for her commitment to community schools, and designs of numerous mutually beneficial field programs in music education for educator preparation and schools. In 2011, she was interviewed as one of five “very experienced” music educators from the US for an article on what successful music teachers love about teaching music (Moore, P. (2011). Music from the Heart. Teaching Music: Journal of the National Association for Music Education, 2011, 18(4), 38-43. Lois has spent a lifetime devoted to children and youth in schools and teacher education. Her efforts in research, publication, and education have resulted in new models of arts education, teacher preparation, and international programs. (See below for the 2018 Summer Scotland Program information for students and professionals seeking professional development.)  In recent years, she has developed a unique and effective learning communities approach to educator preparation that has received national attention and interest. Under Lois’ effective model of experiential learning in music education, school educators, children and youth in schools, professors of education, and pre-service higher education students of music education work together at a school site as a community of learners. http://www.nafme.org/music-education-multiage-learning-communities/

Research interests:

Lois Guderian's dissertation research resulted from her life as a composer, educator, and a passion to help nurture the musical, artistic, and creative potential of individuals. She is always involved in research surrounding aspects of human thinking and doing that are related to this pursuit. During her work in private and public-school education, Lois developed an educational theory as to how to engage all youths, in any given setting, in teaching and learning in music composition. She has conducted 3 studies, written books and articles on the topic, provided presentations and designed courses and programs for universities, schools and communities that include creative application the embedding of assignments in music improvisation and composition into curriculum content and instruction to deepen learning and develop creative thinking. Results: Inclusive program models that provide educational and aesthetic opportunities for all students. 

Non-academic background:

Lois loves to take long walks in nature, read history and biographies and enjoys traveling alone and/or with my family. She is a tennis player, and played tournaments for 18 years and taught and coached 14 years. Her many interests are related to her work and a vital part of her life. They are: Research (additional topics) historical; historical music research; research on Ojibwe music, undergraduate research with students; music education research 2 current projects, one she hopes to conduct with UWS students in the greater community. Playing and performing music and composing are part of her life work. Committed to community work. She has served all of the communities where she has lived as a community choral director, organist, pianist, singer, composer, and program designer-director. In her current location, she is the founder of a non-audition, no fee, inclusive community choir for 4th and 5th graders in collaboration with the Superior School District.

Notable awards:

2000: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: Music Educators Fellowship

2001-2004: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: Music Educators PhD Fellowship

2003-2004: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: Emily Boettcher and J. Yule Bogue Scholarship for excellence in musical and academic work

2012-2013: University of Wisconsin-Superior: Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars SoTL Research Fellowship

2012: University of Wisconsin-Superior: the UWS Academic Service Learning Award

2011: National Association for Music Education: interviewed as one of five "very experienced" music educators from the United States for an article on what successful music teachers love about teaching music (Moore, P. (2011). Music from the Heart. Teaching Music: Journal of the National Association for Music Education, 2011, 18(4), 38-43.

2016: National Association for Music Education letter of commendation and recognition for my work in music education sent to UWS Music Department.

2015: University of Wisconsin-Superior: URSCA Grant

2006-2017: Invited to adjudicate the National Student Composer Composition Competition (10th year) Organization, The National Association for Music Education

2018: Premier performance in February 2018. A Winged Prayer and A Lullaby for woodwind quintet and piano. Performance: Zenith Quintet and LV Guderian Feb. 2018

2017: Premier performances of 4 new choral works for children's choir; one choral piece for SATB and children's choir. Superior Community Youth Choir and UWS Music Majors. Dec16, 2017.

2017: Publication of 2nd edition Playing the Soprano Recorder for School, Community and the Private Studio. Co-publishers: The National Association for Music Education/Roman and Littlefield. October 2017.

2018: 2018, donor, Dr. Beth Gilbert, Emeritus Professor UW-Superior: Dr. Gilbert gifted the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music in Lois Guderian's honor.

Areas of knowledge:

Music Education: teaching and learning in music improvisation and composition for all children in general music classrooms and in private and public secondary music education, integrated arts education including creative drama, and development of children's singing voices (early childhood through adulthood choral, musical theatre and solo)

Recent accomplishments:

A frequent presenter at state and national conferences and an internationally published author and composer, her programs, textbooks, articles and music are published by more than 15 publishers. Most recent activity, a national research presentation (NAfME) 3/22/2018, publication of the 2nd edition of a music textbook with NAfME-Roman & Littlefield 10/15/2017, and premier performance of a new composition.

Private Studio:

Throughout her professional life Lois has taught private piano, voice and composition. She is an adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers and has worked for numerous organizations in the role of adjudicator for children and youth singers, pianists, composers and choral groups. During the 1990s she served as the Voice Chair and Outreach to Education Chair for the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and has served as an adjudicator for the National Student Composition Competition (National Association for Music Education) for more than 10 years.

Conductor, Clinician, Composer:

A veteran choral conductor and clinician, Lois is a frequent presenter for regional, state, national and international conferences on teaching and learning in the arts. She has authored numerous published articles, textbooks and chapter contributions to books on music and arts education. Composing and performing her own compositions in public since age 7, Lois’ songs, piano pieces, instrumental and choral pieces and musicals span a variety of levels of complexity, style, and instrumentation – from children’s songs and chamber pieces to works for full orchestra and double choirs.

Publishers:

Publishers of Lois’ authored and composed works include: Oxford University Press; NAfME- Rowman & Littlefield; Sage Publications; Corwin Press; NAC International; NAC North America and the National Association for Music Education.

MOST RECENT INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Guderian, L.V. (Oct, 2017). Playing the Soprano Recorder for School, Community and the Private Studio 2nd Edition, Rowman & Littlefield/National Association for Music Education Co publishers.

Guderian, L.V. (April, 2015). Infusing service-learning collaborations in music education, Chapter 37, In O. Delano-Oriaran, M. Parks, & S. Fondrie (Eds), SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Thousand Oakes, CA: Sage. (Included making a webinar on the topic for Sage)

Guderian, L.V. (July, 2014). Creative application: A way to include music improvisation and composition in comprehensive general music curriculum, In J. Barrett & P. Webster (Eds), The Musical Experience: Rethinking Music Education (pp. 183-204). Oxford University Press

Guderian, L.V. (2017) 25+ children’s sacred songs and choral pieces, NAC International

MOST RECENT INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS

Guderian, L.V. (2017) University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional Instructional Development Annual Conference. Presentation with Panelists: Music Education in Multiage Learning Communities: Mutually Beneficial Academic Service-Learning Teaching and Learning Collaborations between Higher Education and 4K-8 Schools as a Fieldwork Model for Music Education Methods Courses. Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

Guderian, L.V. (2016) National Association for Music Education National In-service Conference, Grapevine, Texas; Presentation: Academic Service-Learning Collaborations between Higher Education and 4K-8 Schools for Mutually Beneficial Teaching and Learning in Music Education (Nov. 2016)

Guderian, L.V. (2016) International Teaching Artists Conference 3, August 5, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, URSCA Research and Scholarly Activity Poster Presentation: Research, Process and Performance in Children’s Musical Theatre, Story Telling and Creative Drama: A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching and Learning with Music Across the Elementary Curriculum.

Guderian, L.V. (2016) University of Wisconsin System Office of Professional Instructional Development Annual Conference Research Poster Session: Research, Process and Performance in Children’s Musical Theatre, Story Telling and Creative Drama: A Student-Centered Approach to Teaching and Learning with Music Across the Elementary Curriculum. An Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Presentation on Work Completed in Scotland.  (April 14, 2016)

MOST RECENT PERFORMANCES OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS

Guderian, L.V. (2017). Superior Community Youth Choir Concert, Premier Performance: Infant Song Medley SATB with Unison Children’s Choir, Soprano and Baritone soloists and flute and piano. (December 16, 2017) University of Wisconsin-Superior Thorpe Langley Concert Hall.

Guderian, L.V. (April 4, 2016) Superior Community Youth Choir Concert, Premier Performance: Caribbean Medley, Choral and instrument score by Lois Veenhoven Guderian, additional percussion by Kalani Das. University of Wisconsin-Superior Thorpe Langley Concert Hall

Guderian, L.V. (Feb. 2, 2017) University of Wisconsin-Superior University Recital Series: Compositions of Lois Veenhoven Guderian & Zenith Winds, Webb Recital Hall 7:30 (a variety of 11 instrumental, vocal, choral and piano pieces performed by faculty from UWS, UMD, and St Scholastica along with the composer)

 

Summer 2018 MUSED 383-S, The Scotland Program for Music Majors, Education Majors and Professionals Seeking Professional Development

Purpose, Process and Performance: Teaching and Learning in Storytelling, Creative Drama and Musical Theatre with Creative Music Making and Music Composition for All Children/Youths: A Student-Centered Approach to Inclusive Teaching and Learning with Music Across the Curriculum

Dalkeith and Edinburgh Scotland: July 29 - August 12, 2018

University of Wisconsin-Superior Department of Music & Office of International Programs

Program Designer and Professor: Dr. Lois Veenhoven Guderian

In Collaboration with Scotland Traditional Music Forum, Drake School of Music, Scottish Storytelling Center

Copyright © 2015, revised 2017 Lois Veenhoven Guderian

Dr. Lois Veenhoven Guderian - Dalkeith House (lodging)

Pictured above, Dalkeith House (lodging)

 

MUSED 383-S, The Scotland Program for Music Majors, Education Majors and Professionals Seeking Professional Development

Teaching and Learning in Integrated Arts in Collaboration with Scottish Partners and Organizations: During Scotland’s “international festivals” month (August), and while immersed in the rich cultural heritage of Scotland, participants in this program will engage in hands on teaching and learning processes that support understanding in, and ability to plan and carry out instruction in various forms of storytelling and creative drama integrated with music teaching and learning: singing and moving to music, creative music making inclusive of traditional and non-traditional forms of music composition and song writing. Participants will examine a process model rather than product model of teaching and learning in musical theatre that engages all children/youths in a given setting in the learning processes of musical theatre. Program studies will culminate in attendees’ participation in an interactive “storytelling” performance of children’s musical theatre at an historic Scottish site, and an all-day excursion to the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Special Focus/Immersion in Scottish Storytelling and Traditional Arts by Scottish Partners In collaboration with Scotland’s Traditional Music Forum, field experiences include attendance at live performances of storytelling and music at internationally famous venues, sessions on Scottish storytelling and traditional musical arts by national Scottish figures, and visits to historic sites with walking tour presentations that demonstrate the history and importance of storytelling and music in Scottish culture. Participants also have the opportunity to explore Edinburgh and attend related performances offered through the International Fringe Festival

Inclusive Practices

Students will participate in inclusive practices in music education and musical theatre, visit a world renowned international school of inclusive music practices where some of the most advanced technologies in the world are used for inclusive teaching and learning in music.

Credits and Degree Programs Summary (Program = 3 credits): The course fulfills a requirement for Elementary Education majors and Music Education majors, and, due to the emphasis on inclusive practices, the course fulfills 2 requirements for the BA in Music with a Certificate in Music Therapy. MUSED 383-S is an elective for any degree program and attractive to and useful for students with special interest in Scotland and Scottish arts who are pursuing degrees in music performance, history, sociology and writing.

Credits and Degree Programs Summary (Program = 3 credits)

MUSED 383 Elementary Education Degree

BME MUSED 382 Elementary General Music Methods

BA in Music, Certificate in Music Therapy

Elective for any degree program

400 level independent study with URSCA component

Professional Development, Continuing Education

*If interested, view the PowerPoint Presentation. Contact Dr. Lois Veenhoven Guderian for more detailed information on all aspects of the program including budget and cost. Lguderia@uwsuper.edu

UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Guderian, Lois V
Spring Semester 2019

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

Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of December 18, 2018 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Spring Semester 2019
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSED - Music Education
1956MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
View Books for this Class
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prerequisite- MUSI 170 & Admission to the Teacher Education program.
001 3.00  FA 1215 MWF 9:00AM- 9:50AM 4 of 25 open
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prerequisite- MUSI 170 & Admission to the Teacher Education program.
1957MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
View Books for this Class
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prerequisite- MUSI 170 & Admission to the Teacher Education program.
002 3.00  FA 1215 MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 13 of 25 open
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prerequisite- MUSI 170 & Admission to the Teacher Education program.
1762MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
View Books for this Class
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/11/2019 (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
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 0 of 10
E1 3.00  Online    0 of 20 open
Wait List:
0 of 10
  
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/11/2019 (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
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 0 of 10
1922MUSED 383Teaching Elem School Music
View Books for this Class
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/11/2019 (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
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 7 of 10
E1A 3.00  Online    0 of 20 open
Wait List:
7 of 10
  
This class is open to both DL and on campus students. On campus students can enroll as of 12/11/2019 (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
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 7 of 10
2139MUSED 386Secondary Gen Music Methods
View Books for this Class
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prereq: must be admitted to TED program.
001 2.00  FA 1215 TTh 10:00AM- 10:50AM 5 of 10 open
  
01/23/2019 - 05/10/2019
Prereq: must be admitted to TED program.