Getting into a practice

Well, I cannot believe it has been a full year since my last post. I had every intention of developing the blog practice with my new move; clearly, the practice needs developing. Nonetheless, I want to continue my (occasional) contribution to the topics of music education, music as a part of a community, the integration of these ideas, and, of course, the notion of engagement.

This spring 2018, my “notes from the field” type of article was published in the Academic Exchange Quarterly. It is a compact description of ways to engage in a changed and changing focus on school, schooling, student development, and music.

Reviewing Engagement in the Middle School Band



About mundyviar

Mundy Viar, PhD, is an educator, administrator, researcher, and musician. A credentialed educator and education administrator in California, Dr. Viar has practiced in several school districts throughout the Golden State, leading instrumental and vocal music programs in the K-12 systems. Prior to working in the K-12 system, Dr. Viar served as a Program Director for the Blue Devils, an internationally celebrated youth organization dedicated to performance excellence, based in Concord, California. During his time with the Blue Devils, the "B" Corps performed as a Div. II Finalist at the 1997 Drum Corps International World Championships in Florida, and as the US representative at the 1998 World Marching Band Festival in Kanagawa Prefecture Japan. Additionally, Dr. Viar is an adjunct facilitator for the University of the West Indies Open Campus, where is has served as doctoral Research Supervisor, thesis defense committee member, and course tutor. Dr. Viar is a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco (PhD); the University of California, Berkeley (MA); and, Virginia Commonwealth University (BS). Key attributes: communication, collaboration, shared and distributed leadership, ABCD, PAR
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