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Sher, Daniel P Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Daniel Sher's research has been in matters of accreditation for music programs, both pre-college and post-secondary, and in academic administration, entrepreneurship, and arts management. Additional research has also included becoming familiar as a generalist, with a broad range of music, including all classical music eras and genres, jazz, and traditional music of various western and non-western cultures. This research is general in nature, and associated with the responsibilities he had as Dean of the College of Music (1993-6/30/2013). Dr. Sher's focus currently involves shifting back to piano performance practice and applied teaching, related to all eras, but particularly from the mid- to late-17th century to the present. I also serve as a consultant to the higher education community. In the spring semester of 2015, I was asked to consult and offer advice e to two institutions.This work can also be considered Service to the profession.

keywords

  • piano performance, pedagogy, and literature; applied piano

Teaching

courses taught

  • MUSC 4978 - Arts Administration & Management
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduce students to current trends in arts administration, explore the fundamentals of managing arts organizations and develop concrete tools for managing boards, volunteers and staff, effective fund raising, strategic planning and program development. Current issues, the role of the arts and arts advocacy will be discussed. Same as MUSC 5978.
  • MUSC 5938 - Management and Leadership in the Arts
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Presents leadership theories and management principles and their application to arts organizations. Examines concepts and approaches for leaders of small, medium and large arts organizations in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including human resource management and effective communication.
  • MUSC 5948 - Sustainable Arts Organizations: Forecasting and Fundraising
    Secondary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Equips students to create comprehensive fundraising plans rooted in strategic business planning for arts organizations, which depend on contributed income for sustainability. Students will learn the basics of planning, budgeting and forecasting, along with proven, effective fundraising strategies and techniques. Includes cased studies and guest speakers with extensive professional expertise in the field.
  • MUSC 5978 - Arts Administration & Management
    Secondary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduce students to current trends in arts administration, explore the fundamentals of managing arts organizations and develop concrete tools for managing boards, volunteers and staff, effective fund raising, strategic planning and program development. Current issues, the role of the arts and arts advocacy will be discussed. Same as MUSC 4978.
  • MUSC 6325 - Seminar in Piano Literature
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides an intensive study of a selected area of repertoire or history. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Offered fall terms only.
  • PMUS 1636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 2636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 3636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 4636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 5636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
  • PMUS 6636 - Piano
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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