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AMEA 2016 Clinicians

Stuart Ivey is serving in his second year as Director of Bands at Huntsville High School. Mr. Ivey was born and raised in Huntsville and is a graduate of Grissom High School. He received a Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mr. Ivey began his teaching career as the Associate Director of Bands at Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, AL, where he also taught 7th and 8th grade. He also served as Director of Bands at Vinemont High School and Middle School for one year, where he taught grades 6-12. Throughout his teaching tenure, Mr. Ivey's bands have received consistent Superior ratings in both marching and concert settings. Mr. Ivey has been involved with many other teaching opportunities, including the Macy's Great American Marching Band, Auburn Marching Leadership Camp, and Camp Fasola, a shape note singing camp for all ages. He has also taught private lessons on all brass instruments as well as drum major lessons. Stuart and his wife, Courtney, reside in Madison, AL, and are expecting their first child in August!

Gail Kopetz joined the music department at Mississippi State University in 2014 where she directs the Women’s Chorale, supervises student teachers, and teaches piano. Prior to joining the faculty at MSU, Mrs. Kopetz directed the Women’s Chorus at Capital University and served as Choral Director and Music Coordinator at Columbus School for Girls (OH). Mrs. Kopetz holds a Bachelor in Music Education from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music from The University of Utah, Orff-Schulwerk certification (I- post Level III), and administrative licensure. She has served on the AOSA board of trustees, has been a Levels instructor, has spent many years teaching music K-12 in both pubic and private institutions, and provided both undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation instruction at the following institutions: Furman University, Utah State University, and the University of Utah. She has been active as a presenter and clinician with professional invitations from many organizations including: OMEA, UMEA, OAIS, Midwest Kodály Conference, and AOSA.

Anna Kozlowski has worked in the Educator Preparation section of the Alabama State Department of Education since 2006 and leads the effort to revise the program review process. She has also served on review teams for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

Dr. Jane M. Kuehne, Associate Professor of Music Education at Auburn University, teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses, coordinates/supervises labs and internships, supervises graduate research, and is academic advisor for undergraduate and graduate music education students. She earned are bachelors and masters degrees from the UT San Antonio, where she was named Outstanding Alumna in music in 2009, and a Ph.D. from FSU. In 2008, she established the Beethoven & Me project, for which she received the 2010 Robby D. Gunstream Award from the College Music Society. Her main research interests are sight-singing and teaching music with at-risk/disadvantaged students. Dr. Kuehne’s research and writing has been published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Southern Music Education Journal, Journal of Technology in Music Learning, Ala Breve, Mississippi Music News, New Jersey Tempo, and others. Current research projects include analysis of undergraduate music education students' attitudes when teaching at-risk high school students for which she currently has a paper under review.

Mildred Lanier received her Music and Business education in the United States and Europe. She holds a B.A. degree from Samford University, a Masters Degree in Music from The University of Oklahoma, and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Birmingham-Southern College. She has studied at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and the E.M. Lyon Business School in Lyon, France. Because of her education, Ms. Lanier has been blessed with many wonderful opportunities to use her education and her talents. As an Instructor at Jefferson State Community College, Ms. Lanier has taught 8 years in the Business and Information Systems Department and was honored in 2010 by the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System with the Alabama Community College System Award of Excellence. Because of her broad academic credentials and degrees, Ms. Lanier was recently selected to become the full-time Music Instructor for the Shelby-Hoover. She continues to teach Management and Marketing in the Business Department. Chosen by her peers, she is the newly elected member of the Planning Council for the Shelby-Hoover campus for Jefferson State.

Marvin E. Latimer Jr. is Associate Professor of Choral Music Education, Chair of the Music Education Department, and Assistant Director of the School of Music at the University of Alabama. He has published research in numerous journals and is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international music conferences and symposia. Dr. Latimer is President of the Alabama Choral Directors Association and Chair of the Organizational History Subcommittee of the ACDA Research and Publications Committee.

Andy Meadows is the Arts Education Specialist in the Instructional Services division under the Office of Teaching and Learning at the Alabama State Department of Education. This position includes the responsibility for coordinating and implementing fine arts education programs and curriculum in all disciplines as well as staff duties and responsibilities. He is a native of Alabama where he received his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College and his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Alabama. He has served as a visual arts educator and fines arts administrator for the past 20 years. Andy has exhibited his work in national and international shows and his work has been collected by museums and private collectors.

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