AIME Conference

2022 | Cultivating Curiosity

8:3- a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  |   Saturday, January 29, 2022

This event is taking place in person and includes a meal.
Gluten free and vegetarian options are available.

See COVID protocols below.

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UWSP's College of Fine Arts and Communication is proud to host the 2nd annual Active and Integrative Music Education (AIME) conference. This conference provides a place of connection and lifelong professional development for music educators past, present, and future.

With an eye towards reengergizing praciticng music educators through scholarship focused on active music making and integrating the best practicing and ideas from general music education throughout the music education curriculum in new contexts including ensembles, this conference is a place for sharing knowledge and music making both online and in person. Our 2022 conference theme is Cultivating Curiosity. This gathering is a place for all scholars in the field: music teachers, graduate students, undergraduate pre-service music educators, collegiate music teacher educators, music therapists, studio teachers, and retired music educators to come together and learn from and with one another, while hopefully making music together, sharing successes with their students, and inspiring one another. It is hoped that this will be a positive and uplifting day that will encourage us all and 'recharge our batteries' as we head into our Spring semesters and a new year full of hope and optimism for what music education at its best can mean for students of all ages!




Dan Fee

Dan Fee is a retired elementary general music teacher from Fond du Lac. He has presented workshops in fifteen states and is the author of Listening Fun and MORE Listening Fun, activity books using props and classical music. He taught Music Methods for Classroom Teachers at four Wisconsin universities and twice on a Native American reservation in Wyoming.

Dr. Teryl Dobbs

Teryl (Teri) L. Dobbs is Professor and Chair of Music Education in the Mead Witter School of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds affiliate faculty positions in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (School of Education), Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), Disabilities Studies Initiative, and the Division of the Arts. She earned the Ph.D. in Music Studies—Music Education from Northwestern University as well as the Master’s in Music Education. She holds the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota. Before arriving at UW-Madison in 2006, Dr. Dobbs taught for 17 years in Highland Park, Illinois; Yankton, South Dakota; and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Prior to her teaching career,

she performed professionally as a flutist and singer, including her service in the United States Air Force Academy Band.

Her publications have appeared in the Philosophy of Music Education Review, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, and Mountain Lake Reader as well as contributing several chapters to multiple edited volumes; she often serves as a peer reviewer.

Dr. Dobbs teaches undergraduate courses in music learning and teaching for pre-service music educators and in Jewish Studies. Her graduate courses include foundational and topic courses in Music Education, pedagogy for arts performers, and music and genocide. Her scholarly/research interest areas include interrogating the roles of music within genocides, particularly the Shoah; trauma and Music Education; the roles that space and place play in music making, and musical creativity; education policy and theory within Music Education in/equities; human difference and disability studies; and conceptualizing just action and ethics in Music Education. Dr. Dobbs’ research and teaching reflect her deep commitment to just, ethical action and transformative thinking within a critical, culturally relevant, and empathic approach to music learning and teaching.

Presenters Biographies


In order to provide you with the safest possible environment,  please observe all UWSP COVID protocols, including the following:

All visitors to any UW-Stevens Point campus or facility are required to wear face coverings when inside campus buildings and enclosed spaces with others outside of your household (e.g., in a UWSP vehicle). This policy is in effect until Feb. 1, 2022, at least because of increasing COVID-19 transmission rates in counties where UW-Stevens Point is located. See the chancellor's mask mandate.

We are not requiring proof of vacination at this time for visitors and guests.