Mark Adams, Assistant Professor, Instrumental Music Education
Assistant Professor, Instrumental Music Education
University of Delaware
314 Amy E. du Pont Music Building
Newark, DE 19716
Mark C. Adams is assistant professor of instrumental music
education at the University of Delaware, where he teaches courses in
music education and graduate research methods.Dr. Adams earned a
Ph.D. in Music Education (Ethnomusicology cognate) from Michigan State
University in 2017. His dissertation explored the lived experiences of
two vernacular musicians who became music educators. While attending
Michigan State, Dr. Adams taught songwriting for music majors and
non-majors of music, and served as a graduate fellow at the Residential
College in the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Adams holds a Master of Music
and Bachelor of Music in Education degrees from the University of
Nebraska, Lincoln.While in the public school setting, Dr.
Adams taught vocal, instrumental and general music in Arizona, Nebraska
and Wyoming. His writing has appeared in Music Educators Journal, as well as the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States.
He has presented at state conferences in Indiana, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Nebraska and Wyoming; collegiate conferences in Michigan; the
2015 NAfME National In-Service Conference; the 2015 Ann Arbor Symposium
IV: Teaching and Learning Popular Music; and had two research posters
featured at the 2016 NAfME Research and Teacher Education National
Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Outside of the classroom, Dr. Adams is an active
singer/songwriter and touring musician with writing, performance and
production credits on several full-length albums and EPs.
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