Faculty Profile

Sean Powell

Title
Chair
Department
Music Education
College
College of Music

    

Education

EdD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
Major: Music Education
MM, Illinois State University, 2005.
Major: Conducting
BM, Tennessee Tech University, 2001.
Major: Music Education

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Spring 2023
MUED 5510.001, Philosophical Foundations and Principles of Music Teaching, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Spring 2022 SPOT
MUGC 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
MUED 6470.001, Sociology of Music, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2021
MUGC 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Spring 2021 SPOT
MUGC 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MUGC 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2020
MUGC 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MUED 6470.001, Sociology of Music, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUED 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2020
MUGC 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MUED 5510.001, Philosophical Foundations and Principles of Music Teaching, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2019
MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 6910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2018
MUGC 6950.703, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2018
MUED 5910.701, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2018
MUED 5910.702, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2018
MUGC 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 6470.001, Sociology of Music, Spring 2018 SPOT
MUGC 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
EDSE 4148.771, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Fall 2017 Syllabus
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Fall 2017 Syllabus
MUED 5900.701, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2017
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 2310.002, Musicianship for Teaching I, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 5890.701, Project Practicum, Spring 2017
MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 5890.802, Project Practicum, Fall 2016
EDSE 4148.773, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Fall 2016 Syllabus
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Fall 2016
MUED 6470.001, Sociology of Music, Summer 3W1 2016 SPOT
MUED 5900.703, Special Problems, Summer 10W 2016 SPOT
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
EDSE 4148.773, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Spring 2016 Syllabus
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Spring 2016
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 2310.002, Musicianship for Teaching I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUED 6900.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
EDSE 4148.773, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Fall 2015
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Fall 2015
MUED 6450.001, Qualitative Research in Music, Summer 3W1 2015 SPOT
MUGC 6950.725, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUED 2310.002, Musicianship for Teaching I, Spring 2015 Syllabus
MUED 5890.701, Project Practicum, Spring 2015
EDSE 4148.773, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Spring 2015 Syllabus
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Spring 2015
EDSE 4108.773, Student Teaching in the Secondary School, Spring 2015
MUED 4109.001, Methods and Materials for Teaching Instrumental Music in Elementary Schools, Fall 2014 Syllabus
EDSE 4148.773, Student Teaching for Music Education Majors, Fall 2014 Syllabus
EDME 4103.773, Student Teaching in Grades 4 8, Fall 2014
EDSE 4108.773, Student Teaching in the Secondary School, Fall 2014

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Frierson-Campbell, C., Hall, C., Powell, S. Sociological Thinking in Music Education: International Intersections. Oxford University Press.
Book Chapter
Freirson-Campbell, C., Hall, C., Powell, S., Rosabal-Coto, G. (2022). Introduction. Sociological Thinking in Music Education: International Intersections. Oxford University Press.
Pellegrino, K., Wagoner, C., Johnson, E., Powell, S. (2021). Music teacher resilience: Identity transitions during the early years of teaching. Understanding teacher identity: The complexities of forming an identity as professional teacher. Rowman and Littlefield.
Powell, S. R. (2020). Whose Story? (Re)presentation, Rhizovocality, and Friendship. Listening to Voices Seldom Heard: Narratives and Reflections in Music Education. Springer.
Powell, S. R. (2019). Field Experience. Oxford Handbook of Music Teacher Education in the United States. Oxford University Press.
Book Review
Powell, S. R. (2017). The musical experience: Rethinking music teaching and learning [Review of the book The musical experience: Rethinking music teaching and learning,. Other. 19, 228-230.
Journal Article
Tucker, O., Powell, S. Values, agency, and identity in a music teacher education program. Journal of Music Teacher Education.
Powell, S. Competition, ideology, and the one-dimensional music program.. Action, Criticism, & Theory for Music Education.
Powell, S. R., Celeste, (2019). Outside in the music teaching machine: Remembrances of marginalization. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 223, 26–41.
Powell, S. The Significance of Social Theory in Music Education. Philosophy of Music Education Review.
Powell, S. R., Parkes, K. A. (2019). Teacher Evaluation and Performativity: The edTPA as a Fabrication. Arts Education Policy Review.
Powell, S. R. (2019). Structure and agency in novice music teaching. Other. 41(2), 206–218.
Powell, S. R., Weaver, M. A., Henson, R. K. (2017). Relationship of preservice music teachers’ primary instrument background and teaching effectiveness in brass and woodwind techniques classes.. Journal of Music Teacher Education.
Parker, E. C., Bond, V. P., Powell, S. R. (2017). A grounded theory of preservice music educators’ lesson planning processes within field experience methods courses. Journal of Research in Music Education. 65, 287-308.
Powell, S. R., Parker, E. C. (2017). Preservice music teachers’ descriptions of successful and unsuccessful teachers. Journal of Music Teacher Education. 26(3), 27-37.
Powell, S. R. (2017). The self-authoring of a music educator: A journey through figured worlds.. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 210-211, 25-41.
Powell, S. R. (2016). The influence of video reflection on preservice music teachers’ concerns in peer- and field-teaching settings. Journal of Research in Music Education. 63, 487-507.
Powell, S. R. (2016). Mentoring student teachers: A guide for cooperating teachers.. Other. 30(2), 6-8.
Powell, S. R. (2015). Is the edTPA the right choice for evaluating teacher readiness?. Arts Education Policy Review. 116(2), 103-113.
Powell, S. R. (2014). Examining preservice music teacher concerns in peer- and field-teaching settings.. Journal of Research in Music Education. 61, 361-378.
Parker, E. C., Powell, S. R. (2014). A phenomenological study of music education majors’ identity development in methods courses outside their areas of focus. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 201, 23-41.
Powell, S. R. (2011). Examining preservice music teachers’ perceptions of initial peer- and field-teaching experiences. Journal of Music Teacher Education. 21(1), 11-26.
Powell, S. R. (2010). Wind instrument intonation: A research synthesis. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. 184, 79-96.
Powell, S. R. (2009). Recent programming trends of Big Ten university wind ensembles. Journal of Band Research. 44(2), 1-12.
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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