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Brian Weidner

Assistant Professor of Music Music - JCA
Brian Weidner


Lilly Hall 216

Brian N. Weidner is the assistant professor of instrumental music education at Butler University.  He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.  Additionally, he holds an M.M. Music Education from Northern Illinois University, a M.Ed. School Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University, and a B.M.E. Music Education/B.A. English from 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, Director of Bands, and Music Theory Instructor, and is a National Board-certified teacher. 

He has published articles in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, New Directions, INformand the Illinois Music Educator, was a contributing author of a chapter in The Music and Literacy Connection, and has presented nationally and internationally at conferences including NAfME, RIME, SMTE, and CMS.  His academic interests include investigating the relationship between music and literacy and the development of independent musicianship through large ensemble instruction.

At Butler University, he teaches Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Music Education, Research in Music Education, Comprehensive Instrumental Music Techniques, Administration of School Music Programs, Brass Techniques, and Beginning Conducting.  Additionally, he serves as the co-director of the Butler University Symphonic Band.

Links to recent articles can be found at Butler University Digital Commons or feel welcome to contact Dr. Weidner for digital copies of papers.

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