Don Taylor

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Education:  
B.M.in Piano Performance - The University of Texas at San Antonio
M.M. in Piano Performance - Indiana University
D.M.A. in Piano Performance - University of Cincinnati
Ph.D. in Music Education - The University of Texas at Austin
 
Dr. Don Taylor teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education at the University of North Texas. Currently serving as the Coordinator of PhD Studies, his primary area of instruction is elementary general music, and his research interests focus on social justice issues in music education. Prior to receiving a PhD in Music Education from the University of Texas at Austin, he taught elementary music for nine years in San Antonio, Texas. He has published articles in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Research in Music Education the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Contributions to Music Education, General Music Today, and Music Educators Journal.
 
Recent Publications:
 
Taylor, D. (2018).  LGBTQ music educators:  External mentoring between student teachers 
and in-service teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 216, 65–86. doi: 10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.216.0065
 
Taylor, D. (2018). Research to Resource: Dignity for all: LGBTQ students and empathic 
teaching. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education36(3), 55–58. 
doi: 10.1177/8755123318761914
 
Taylor, D. (2017). Zeke’s Story:  Intersections of Faith, Vocation, and LGBTQ 
identity in the south. In B. Talbot (Eds.), Marginalized voices in music education (pp. 153-175). New York: Routledge.
 
Taylor, D. (2017). Learning from parents of children with disabilities. Journal of 
  Music Teacher Education, 26(2), 64–76. doi: 10.1177/1057083716638489
 
Taylor, D., & Herring, M. (2014). Social identity construction in a gay men’s chorus. Gender, 
              Education, Music, and Society, 7(9), 15-23. 
 
Taylor, D. (2014).  Learning to sing again: A gay widower’s journey. Bulletin of the Council for 
              Research in Music Education, 199, 69-86.
 
Recent Presentations:
 
Taylor, D. (2018, March). Invited Speaker:  Diversity and Inclusion Panel, Session I.  National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
 
Palkki, J., Fiorentino, M., Garrett, M. L., McBride, N. R., Roseth, N., & Taylor, D. (2018, March). Gender Diversity in Music Education.  Research Study Presentation at the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference.  Atlanta, GA.
 
Taylor, D., Talbot, B., & Holmes, E. (2018, February). LGBTQ Students: Supported or Suppressed? Texas Music Educators Association Convention. San Antonio, TX.
 
Taylor, D. (2017, November). Invited Guest Lecturer at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  “Make Your Own Kind of Music: Orff Schulwerk Approaches.” 
 
Taylor, D. (2017, November). Invited Guest Lecturer at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  “Teaching Students with Disabilities.” 
 
Taylor, D. (2017, November). Teaching Students with Behavioral Disorders. Clinic presentation at the Iowa Music Educators Association Convention. Ames, IA.
 
Taylor, D. (2017, November). Dignity for All: Music Educators and LGBT Families. Clinic presentation at the Iowa Music Educators Association Convention. Ames, IA.
 
Taylor, D. (2017, September). Dignity for All:  Music Educators and LGBT Families. Poster presented at The Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.
 
Taylor, D. (2017, February). Dignity for All: Music Educators and LGBT Families. Clinic presentation at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. San Antonio, TX.
 
Taylor, D. (2017, February).  Inclusion Strategies for Ensemble Teachers.  Panel presentation with Judith Jellison, Russell Gavin, Laura Hicken, Andres Aya, Chad Bowen, Dianna Jarvis, Elizabeth Chappell, and Elizabeth Hulse. Texas Music Educators Association Convention. San Antonio, TX.
 
Taylor, D. (2016, May). Trials and Triumphs: Reflections on Coming Out as a Gay Pre-Service Teacher. Presentation at the Third QMUE Symposium: LGBT Studies in Music Education, University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, IL.
 
Taylor, D. (2016, March). Mentorship Between LGBTQ Student Teachers and Successful LGBTQ Educators: An Examination of Informal Learning. Presentation at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
 
Powell, S., Svec, C., & Taylor, D. (2016, March). Examining Preservice Music Teacher Concerns in Field-Teaching Settings within an Elementary Music Methods Course. Presentation at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
 
Salvador, K., Hendricks, K., Minette, S., Raiber, M., & Taylor, D. (2016, March). Approaches to Teaching about Diversity and Social Justice in Music Teacher Education. Presentation at the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. Atlanta, GA.
 
Taylor, D. (2016, February). Invited Guest Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.  “Conservative Teachers and LGBTQ Topics: Maintaining Dignity for All” and “Building Empathy with LGBTQ Teachers, Students, and Families.”
 
Taylor, D. (2016, February). Teaching Students Diagnosed as Emotionally Disturbed. Clinic Presentation at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention. San Antonio, TX.
 
Talbot, B., Stauffer, S., Schmidt, M., Hendricks, K., Sears, C., Thornton, D., Bond, V., & Taylor, D.  (2015, September). Marginalized Voices in Music Education: A Meta-Analysis of Case Studies from Across the Nation. Presentation at The Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium on Music Teacher Education, University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
 
Taylor, D. (2015, September). Trials and Triumphs: Reflections on Coming Out as a Gay Pre-Service Teacher.Poster presented at The Society for Music Teacher Education Symposium on Music Teacher Education, University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
 
Taylor, D. (2015, February). Learning from parents of children with disabilities. Poster presented at the meeting of the Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, TX.