Educator Dr. Nicole R. Robinson To Speak at UMKC Conservatory


The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that nationally known educator Dr. Nicole R. Robinson will be at the Conservatory April 17–19, 2016, speaking with students about music education, diversity, and other important issues.

Dr. Robinson has established a national reputation for her partnership and outreach projects with various educational boards, professional organizations, and urban school districts. Her early teaching career began in Durham Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Districts in North Carolina Public Schools. She holds degrees from North Carolina Central University and Florida State University, and has served on the faculty at Syracuse University, University of Memphis, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Currently she is a professor of music education and the Endowed Chair for Elementary Music Education at the University of Utah. Dr. Robinson is active in several professional organizations and has published research in numerous prestigious journals. She co-authored the textbook Teaching Elementary Music: Integrative Strategies Between Music and Other Subjects, 2nd ed. (Kendall Hunt) and currently she is co-authoring a new textbook, Exploring Music in Elementary School: Pedagogical Connections, Integrative Approaches, and the Common Core (Cognella Press). 

Sunday, April 17, 6–7:30 p.m., Grant Hall, room 122
Monday, April 18, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Grant Hall, room 314
Tuesday, April 19, 11 a.m.–11:50 a.m., Grant Hall, room 122; and 2:00–3:15 p.m., Grant Hall, room to be determined.  Contact Joseph Parisi for more information. 816-235-2919


For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949