LocationLilly Hall 216
Brian N. Weidner is the assistant professor of instrumental music education and coordinates the graduate program in music education. He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University with additional degrees in music and education from Olivet Nazarene University, Northern Illinois University, and Illinois State University. Before coming to Butler, he was a lecturer in the music and education departments at Lake Forest (IL) College. Previously, he taught at McHenry (IL) High School for 12 years, serving as its Fine Arts Coordinator and Director of Bands.
He has published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Psychology of Music, and regional journals and has presented nationally and internationally. He is also the author of Brass Techniques and Pedagogy. His research focuses on the development of independent musicianship through large music ensembles and processes of disruption in music teacher education.
At Butler University, he teaches Instrumental Music Methods, Administration of School Music Programs, BrassTechniques, Historical & Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education, Research in Music Education, Curriculum Design & Assessment Practices, Repertoire Studies in Music Education, Arranging and Composing for Educational Ensembles, and Critical Issues in Music Education.
Dr. Weidner's office availability can be found at https://tinyurl.com/WeidnerOfficeHours Feel welcome to set an appointment.
Links to recent articles can be found at Butler University Digital Commons or feel welcome to contact Dr. Weidner for digital copies of papers.