Research Roundup

Dr. Alison M. Reynolds & Dr. Diana R. Dansereau
Research Track
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This session offers Convention participants a forum for (1) reflection on questions, methods, and findings presented during research sessions at the ECMMA International Convention--in partnership with the NAfME Early Childhood Music Special Research Interest Group--and (2) collaborative discussion about identifying implications for practice and considering possible follow-up studies. To prepare the discussion, the facilitators will offer a summary of the nine research presentations at this Convention. Following the review, breakout groups will engage in discussion. The session will conclude with group discussion and sharing, including challenges and benefits to transforming research into practice.


Dr. Alison Reynolds is associate professor of music education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she guides undergraduate and graduate students in early childhood and general music research and teaching. In the roles of researcher, teacher, curriculum author, presenter, and in service to the profession, she strives to prioritize responsive, inclusive, collaborative music making and research--especially with her youngest colleagues: the children. She is a frequent presenter on practice and research in venues spanning from local to Philadelphia to international. For more, visit

Diana R. Dansereau is assistant professor of music, music education at Boston University, and is dedicated to enriching the musical lives of young children. She demonstrates this by researching music learning in early childhood; working with undergraduate and graduate students to critically analyze practice; implementing innovative musical experiences in early childhood and elementary settings; serving professional organizations whose missions pertain to advancing children’s music learning; and evaluating arts organizations’ and schools’ music programs for children. She is Vice President, Editorial of ECMMA and chair-elect of NAfME’s Early Childhood Music SRIG. For more, visit