- Applied Piano Lessons
- Field Experience Supervision
- Instrumental Methods and Materials
- Instrumental Literature
- Keyboard Skills I, II, III, and IV
- Music Technology
- Psychological Foundations of Music Learning
- Secondary Music Methods and Materials
- Student Teacher Supervision
- Wind and Percussion Methods
- World Wide Web Skills
- Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Music Education
- Instrumental Literature
- Introduction to Graduate Study
- Music Theory Review
- Psychological Foundations of Music Learning
- Research in Music Education
- Special Topics
- Trends in Music Education
- Independent Study and Dissertation Advisor
Narrative inquiry, Art-based inquiry, Creative non-fiction, Gilded Age women in music
"When Violence and Death Touches A Children’s Choir: A Choir Director’s Perspective." via Zoom at the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. forthcoming February 19, 2021.
Piano solo performance. "Fats" Waller piano arrangements of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen & "Ain't Misbehavin" by Andy Razaf, Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks. (May 6, 2020). Musical Moments at UND (Streamed).
Norman Dearden, K., Dearden, B. (February 3, 2020). Tapestries in the Forests of Mathematics and Music: An ethnodrama. In Tawnya D. Smith, Karin S. Hendricks (Ed.), Narratives and Reflections in Music Education: Listening to Voices Seldom Heard: Perspectives and Narratives in Music Education. Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics and Education, Book 28 (pp. 20 pages). New York, New York: Springer Publishing.
"College Student Perceptions of Mathematics and Music: Implications for Teaching and Learning," Norman Dearden, K. (Lead Presenter and Author) with Dearden, B. at the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. February 23, 2019.
Review of Robert Groves, Music at NDSU (Summer 2018), vol. 38, pp. 324-325). Great Plains Quarterly.
"Music and Mathematics: Narratives of Time, Space and Number "Norman Dearden, K. (Lead Presenter and Author) with Dearden, B. at The Sixth International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music and Education, Boston University, Boston. (May 25, 2018).
Roundtable Discussions by Region: Imagining the Future of Music Study. Representatives from Institutions in Region 3: Session Moderator, National Association of Schools of Music 93rd Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ. November 20, 2017.
“The Suspension of a Music Degree Program.” Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education Research. Arizona State University, Tempe. February 22, 2017.
“Closure" of UND Music Therapy.” North Dakota University System Arts & Humanities "OUTRAGE" Summit. September 29, 2016.
“Reconstructing History Through Narrative Non-fiction.” Workshop at the 5th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music and Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 22, 2016
KariJo O’Keefe, Katherine Norman Dearden and Robert West. “A Survey of Music Integration Practices of North Dakota Elementary Classroom Teachers.” Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. First published online, March 4, 2015. (Refereed, National)
“Reconstructing the Gilded Age, Musical ‘At Home’: Reconsidering Its Nature and Importance.” 4th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music and Education, Helsinki, Finland, August 29-September 1, 2012. Revised and repeated at the UND Music Department Lecture Series, October 9, 2012.
“The Work and Significance of the Woman’s Department of the Music Teachers’ National Association Conference of 1897.” Arizona Music Educator’s Association Conference. February 3-4, 2012.
“Florence Clinton Sutro on the boundary world between fact and imagination" at Narrative Soundings: 3rd International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, Brisbane, Australia, November 24-27, 2010. Repeated at the UND Department of Music Lecture Series, November 10, 2010 and at Feminist Theory and Music 11: Looking Backward, Forward and Sideways”. Tempe, AZ, September 22-25, 2011.
“Women in Music at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895.” Music Department Lecture Series, November 10, 2010. (Invited, Local. Repeat of presentation at FTM 10)
“Women in Music at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895.” Feminist Theory and Music 10: A Biennial, International, Interdisciplinary Symposium on Music, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Theory. Greensboro, NC, May 2009.
“Lessons from History, Diversity, and Technology.” Greater Grand Forks Music Teachers Association affiliated with NDMTA and MTNA. October 21, 2008.
"Music Teaching and Learning in the Age of the Internet". (2006). Studies in Music from the University of Western Ontario 20, 41-58.
“Multicultural Education in Perception and Practice.” Narrative Soundings, First International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education. April 2006.
“And There I Was, a Black Kid Teaching All These White Kids: Multicultural Music Education in Stories from the Field.” University of North Dakota Graduate School 2006 Scholarly Forum. March 2006.
“Promoting the knowledge and enjoyment of good music: The Thursday Ladies Musicale and the Music Club Movement at the turn of the 20th Century”. The Thursday Music Club, GF. March, 2006.
“Music by Women Composers 1901-1929.” Greater Grand Forks Music Teachers Association affiliated with NDMTA and MTNA. February 2006.
“Women’s Work in Music” in the Early Twentieth Century: A Lecture-Recital”. Athena Festival, Murray, KY, March 2005.
"Women's Work in Music" 1898 – 1908.” North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs State Convention, Moorhead, MN. April 2005.
“A Woman Who Went to the Conservatory Was of No Use Forever Afterward: Perceptions of American Women in Music at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”. University of North Dakota Graduate School Forum. Grand Forks, ND. February 2005.
“The Etude Magazine’s Women in Music.” 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki, January 2005.
“A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Music of Edgard Varèse.” 3rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki, January 2005.
“North Dakota "Women's Work in Music" 1898 – 1908.” North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summit, October, 2004.
“Developing Effective Practice and Rehearsal Techniques. NDMEA Conference. Grand Forks, October, 2003.
“The Scholarship of Teaching: A Conversation with Thomas Angelo.” With Thomas Angelo, Libby Rankin, Thomasine Heidtkamp, Melinda Leach, Patrick O’Neill, Dexter Perkins, Dave Pierce, and Dave Yearwood. Reflecting on Teaching: An All-Campus Colloquium. Grand Forks, 2003.
“Changing Learners, Changing Times: Maintaining the Relevancy of Music Programs.” North Dakota Arts and Humanities Summit, October 2002.
“Trends in Music Education.” Grand Forks Public School Music Teachers, Grand Forks, January 2002.
“’Yes, But Does It Help?’: A Preliminary Report on a Web-Enhanced, Large Lecture, Music Appreciation Course.” (with Dorothy Keyser). Third National Symposium on Music Instruction Technology. Auburn, AL. July 2001.
“Effective Practice Techniques.” State University of Campinas Arts Institute, Campinus, SP, Brazil. June 2001.
“Multicultural Music Education in the United States: Trends, Problems, and Possibilities.” Santa Marcelina College and State University of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, SP, Brazil. June 2001.
“Technology for Piano Teachers.” North Dakota Music Teachers National Association, Grand Forks, November 2000.
“Building a Faculty Learning Community Around Assessment.” With Libby Rankin, Melinda Leach, and Joan Hawthorne. The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference, "Building New Learning Communities." Bloomington, MN, November 2000.
“Interdisciplinary Faculty Collaboration to Promote Student Learning.” Lead presenter. The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference, "How Learning Happens." Bloomington, MN, November 1999.
“Inspiring Smart Practice Through Technology.” Paper presented at the Technology Institute for Music Educators First National Conference, Valley Forge, PA,1999.
“Making Practice Perfect: Web Enrichments to Freshman Class Piano.” Technological Directions in Music Learning Sixth International Conference. San Antonio, TX. January 1999.
"Music Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Music Education." (1999). Council for Research in Music Education Bulletin, (139), 37-49.
"Engaging Class Piano Students Through Web Technology. " (1999). Technological Directions in Music Learning (pp. 136-138). Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference. San Antonio, TX: Institute for Music Research.
"Working Together on Teaching: Cross-Disciplinary Feedback and Support." (1999). On Teaching 9 (3), 1, 3-4.
“Bridging Theory and Practice with Multimedia Enhancements to the College Instrumental Methods Class.” (with E. John Miller). (1998). Technological Directions in Music Learning (pp. 31-33). Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference. San Antonio, TX: Institute for Music Research.
“Exploring the Pedagogical Potential of the World Wide Web: An Interactive, Multimedia Approach to Instrumental Literature.” (1997). Technological Directions in Music Education (pp. 3-8). Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference. San Antonio, TX: Institute for Music Research.
National Assessment of Educational Progress 1997 Arts Report Card and the accompanying NAEP 1997 Arts Report Card CD-ROM. Contributor of scoring guides and student samples.
“Recommended Band Literature: Final Report of a Survey of North Dakota Public School Band Directors,” North Dakota Music Educators Conference, Fargo. October, 1997.
Strategies for Teaching. (1997). (Contributor). Hall, L., Boone, N., Grashel, J, & Watkins, R. (Eds.). Reston, VA: MENC.
“Technology in the Piano Studio.” Bemidji, MN Piano Teachers’ Association, 1996.
“Introduce Your Students to Publishing on the World Wide Web.” (1996). Teaching Music 3(5), 34-35.
“Using a Word-Processor’s Outline Feature as a Tool for Revision.” (1995). University of North Dakota, Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Newsletter 5(6), 3.
“Beyond Criticism: Scholarship, Support, and Collegiality in the Faculty Writing Seminar.” (multiple authors) (1995). On Teaching 5(1), 4-7.
“Multicultural Music and Instrumental Music Education: Perceptions of
Prospective Music Education Faculty,” paper presented at the International Society for Music Education conference in Tampa, FL, July 1994.
“The Sensitivity of Music, Visual Art and Education Majors to Style in Painting and Music,” paper presented at the Music Educators National Conference research poster session in Cincinnati, OH, April 1994.
- Ontario Public Secondary Schools Teaching Certification
- Grades 7-13, Category 4: Music and Visual Art
Awards & Honors
- UND Technology for Professors Project, Invited Participant
- Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society, Member
- UND Bush Teaching Scholar
- UND Modeling Technology Integration for Future Teachers, Invited Participant
- Schoolzone Search Engine Five Star Award Winner
- Kennedy Center National Arts and Education Information Network “Web Spotlight Primary Source”
- UND, College of Fine Arts and Communication Faculty Enhancement Award for Service
- University of Michigan, Donald Matheson Springer Fellowship
- University of Michigan, Henry Lewis Caulkins Scholarship
- Ontario Scholar
Doctor of Philosophy Music: Music Education, University of Michigan
- Dissertation: Multicultural music education: Perceptions of current & prospective music education faculty, supervisors & teachers
- Cognates: Piano Performance, Music History
Master of Music, University of Western Ontario
- Thesis: A study of the sensitivity of visual art, music and control subjects to style in painting and in music
Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto
Associateship in Piano Performance, Royal Conservatory of Toronto
University of North Dakota
- Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Music, present
- Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, 2003-2006
Trenton High School (Trenton, ON)
- Music Teacher (Band); Visual Art Teacher, 1981 – 1990
Fairview Public School (Brantford, ON)
- General Music Teacher (K-8) and 8th Grade Core Studies Teacher, 1981