About the Author
David Brian Williams and Peter Richard Webster have partnered for over 15 years to provide leadership to the music profession in technology applications, workshops on the application of technology to music and music education, and presentations for state, national, and international conferences including MENC, CMS, ATMI, and NASM.
David Brian Williams is professor of music and arts technology at Illinois State University. Dr. Williams founded one of the first nationally recognized integrated arts technology programs and has recently completed a four-year appointment as Associate Vice President for Information Technology on his campus. He has written extensively in the areas of music education, music psychology, music and arts technology, and instructional development. He has served on boards of MENC, CMS, Illinois Music Educators Association, and ATMI. He chaired the MENC 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.
Peter Richard Webster is the John Beattie Professor of Music Education and Technology at Northwestern University's School of Music where he serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, directs doctoral research in music education, and serves on the music technology, cognition, and music education faculties. He is the author of Measures of Creative Thinking in Music, an assessment tool designed for children aged 6?10. He has published 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, and Psychomusicology. He has authored chapters in several books, including the chapter on creative thinking in music and music technology research in the first and second editions of the Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning.
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