Selected Works

Doctoral dissertation
A model and implementation suggestions for integrating music into the elementary school day, using themes common to the literature of sub-Saharan African music, New Orleans second lines, old-time music and dance, and summer camp music-making.
The life of an amazing 12th-century woman!
Salmon Life Cycle
Cumulative, rhyming verse showing the salmon's life cycle, with science information at the back of the book.
Old-Growth Forests
Cumulative verse about the interdependence of plants and animals in an old-growth forest, with science information at the back of the book.

Developing an All-School Model for Elementary Integrative Learning

A philosophical lens study investigating the potential for increasing informal music-making throughout the school day, similar to the way music is integrated into the fabric of many oral-tradition cultures. Literature from four distinct traditions and contexts of music-making in integrative sociocultural contexts was investigated to determine possible areas of intersection between these four participatory cultures and North American public school culture.