Bios

David Brian Williams and Peter Richard Webster have partnered for more than 25 years providing leadership to the music profession in technology applications; workshops on the integration of technology to music and music education; and presentations for state, national, and international conferences, including ATMI, CMS, ISME, NAfME, NASM, and TI:ME.

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Peter Richard Webster is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He was the John Beattie Professor of Music Education and Technology at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he taught for 25 years prior to his position at USC. Webster was the 2014 recipient of the Senior Researcher Award from the Society of Research in Music Education of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He has served as an administrator, teacher, and doctoral dissertation advisor during his career in higher education. He is the author of Measures of Creative Thinking in Music, an assessment tool designed for children aged 6–10. Webster has published over 100 works in numerous professional publications, such as Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, CRME Bulletin, Contributions to Music Education, Arts Education and Policy Review, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, Psychomusicology, and Journal of Music, Technology and Education. Among his writings are many chapters for the many Oxford University Press handbooks in music teaching and learning. Webster has served as the editor for the College Music Society Symposium: Instructional Technologies and Methodologies (ITAM) section and the music content editor of International Journal of Education and the Arts (IJEA). He teaches online for the School of Music, University of Florida at Gainesville.

David Brian Williams is Emeritus Professor of Music and Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Dr. Williams founded one of the first nationally recognized integrated arts technology programs and served a four-year appointment as Associate Vice President for Information Technology on his campus. He is currently a consultant on computer and music technology (coach4technology.net), provides leadership for the Music Technology Leadership Academy project (musiccreativity.org), and is active as a composer and instrumentalist in community organizations. In the late 1970s, he cofounded Micro Music, Inc., and developed numerous music-education titles for the Apple II and the MMI DAC sound card. He has written extensively in the areas of music education, music psychology, music and arts technology, and instructional development and is published in such journals as the Campus Wide Information Systems, CAUSE/EFFECT Journal, EDUCAUSE, Educational Quarterly, International Schools Journal, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Research in Music Education, CRME Bulletin, Psychomusicology, Psychology of Music, and Journal of Music, Technology and Education.. Dr. Williams is the founding editor of the journal, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, and has served on the boards of ATMI, CMS, Illinois Music Educators Association, NAfME, TI:ME, and is a past-president of The College Music Society. He chaired the NAfME task force for developing Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Music Technology and, in 2001, received the Illinois Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in music technology.  Williams has a BMEd degree in instrumental music and a Master of Music Theory and Composition from Northwestern State University of Louisiana and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Washington, Seattle.


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