Kansas Consortium of Music Teacher Education Professors and Students

Registration Fee
$5 per attendee for faculty and students.
($10 after Sep. 15)

Registration will be in the KMEA Members site for current NAfME-KMEA members. If your membership is expired, renew at the NAfME website prior to registering. Collegiate memberships expire on June 30 every year.
Registration is now closed.

Date & Time
Sunday, Sep. 24, 2023
9:30 AM — Registration
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM — Sessions

Senseney Music
2300 E. Lincoln St, Wichita
Free parking in store parking lot

Sunday – Senseney Music 1:00 8:00 PM 2300 E. Lincoln Street, Wichita, KS 67211 316-262-1487 Free parking in store parking lot. Monday – Marcus Welcome Center @ Wichita State University 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM 1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260 316-978-3456 There are 100 parking spaces in Lot 19 next to the Welcome center on the east side of Eck Baseball stadium (by the outfield). Landmark is the Coleman Shelter. WSU Parking Map

2023 KCOMTEPS Clinicians

Ann Marie Stanley
Ann Marie Stanley, an internationally known music education scholar, is Director of the Pennsylvania State University School of Music. Before her appointment at Penn State, Stanley was Professor of Music and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at Louisiana State University’s College of Music and Dramatic Arts, and Associate Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music (2007–2016). Stanley taught public school general music and children’s choir for seven years in California. In addition to a doctorate from the University of Michigan, she has degrees in oboe performance from Wichita State University. Stanley is the chair-elect of the Society for Music Teacher Education, one of music education’s most prestigious national professional organizations. Stanley co-authored the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the U.S. (2020). She has published over 30 textbook chapters and research studies in major music journals, including Arts Education Policy Review, Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Research Studies in Music Education. She also has written on interdisciplinary arts policy, including editorship of a special focus issue on international arts teacher collaboration for the Arts Education Policy Review journal.

Stanley has presented her research at more than 30 national and international conferences, including being the invited research headliner at the 2022 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association conference. She has been an invited scholar-in-residence for Temple University, the University of Florida and Wichita State University, and she has spoken at universities in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and China.

Daniel Isbell
Daniel S. Isbell (Ph.D. Music Education, University of Colorado at Boulder; Masters Music Education, University of New Mexico; Bachelors Music Education and Trumpet Performance, Ithaca College, NY). Dr. Isbell has been an Associate Professor and Head of Music Education at Louisiana State University and an Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at Ithaca College. He has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and research. Prior to teaching in higher education, he was the Director of Jazz Studies at the Boulder Arts Academy, Director of Instrumental Music in the Steamboat Springs (CO) School District, and Director of Instrumental Music for the Otselic (NY) School District. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London (UK), and a Visiting Researcher at the Paul R. Judy Center for Applied Research, University of Rochester (NY). Dr. Isbell was selected as a Louisiana State University Learning and Teaching Collaborative Fellow and received the Ithaca College London Center teaching sabbatical award.

Dr. Isbell’s scholarship has focused on occupational identity, the socialization of music teachers, and popular music pedagogy. He has published in a range of journals, authored multiple book chapters, and shared his research with audiences throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Isbell is the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Council for Research in Music Education (CRME), the Society for Education, Music, and Psychology (SEMPRE) Conference Research Award, and the Emerging Researcher Award from Music Education Research International (MERI). His contributions to popular music pedagogy have been recognized with a Modern Band Higher Education Fellowship from MusicWill.

Dr. Isbell has an established career as a trumpet player, performing in a variety of settings and styles. He has played trumpet with the Henry Mancini Orchestra, La Candela Salsa Band, and the DK Harrell Blues Band. He is a former member of the Swamp College Brass Quintet, Steamboat Springs Jazz Quartet, Kanni!Ko! African drum and dance ensemble, Flashback, Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra, and the Pikes Peak Philharmonic.

LodgingTBAWe have reserved a block of rooms, which will be held until Sep. 23, 2019.Hilton Garden Inn2041 N. Bradley Fair ParkwayWichita, KS 67206316-219-4444KCOMTEPS Conference Rate is Hotel Credit Card Authorization form

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Society for Music Teacher Education-Kansas Chapter


KCOMTEPS is a state organization, unique to Kansas, providing a structured framework for faculty discussion on topics relevent to music teacher education. Membership includes music teacher education professors from public and private colleges and university as well as representatives from Kansas community colleges. KCOMTEPS meets regularly each fall.

KCOMTEPS, organized 35+ years ago, was at the forefront in the development of the state music standards and, later, in working with KSDE to develop a unified and consistent approach to music teacher education program assessment at our various schools. Members continue to actively work toward improved course transfer and articulation among our programs and in collaboration with our state community colleges. Each fall the organization sponsors the annual workshop as a collaborative event with collegiate NAfME student members.

At the June 2012 KMEA Board Meeting, members approved the merger of KCOMTEPS as a part of KMEA. The move is valuable for both groups. The arrangement will allow for the continuation of KCOMTEPS’ work under the more inclusive KMEA umbrella. KCOMTEPS will continue as the annual fall conference for faculty and NAfME Collegiate members. KMEA financial and staff support will assist with this annual gathering.

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