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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

David Gadberry

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Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Music Education

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Dr. David L. Gadberry has just finished a year as adjunct professor of music and education at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. His courses included Aural Skills I and II, Applied Banjo, Educational Psychology, and Curriculum Development for the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Program. Previously, he held the positions of Assistant Professor of Music Education at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, MI, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. Before returning to school for doctoral studies in 2007, he was a music specialist for Plano Independent School District in Plano, TX, where he taught grades K-5. Gadberry holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Kansas, and he has earned certification in both Kodály and Orff-Schulwerk. His research interests include pedagogical use of folk music, music in early childhood, inclusion of students with special needs in music classrooms, and behavior management in music education. Dr. Gadberry regularly presents workshops and seminars on music education and music therapy at the local, regional, state, national, and international levels. He will be a guest professor at Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China; and he will be the music instructor for the Teaching English in Poland (TEIP) in Otwock, Poland during the summer of 2015.