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Brady McNeil

Brady McNeil, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Music - Music Education and Symphonic Band Conductor

On Faculty since 2022




Doctor of Philosophy - Instrumental Music Education
Auburn University
Dissertation:
Aural Skills Pedagogy in the Wind Band: A Survey of Secondary and Collegiate Wind Band Conductors' Perceptions and Strategies"
Dissertation Advisor: Jane Kuehne

Graduate Certificate - Program Evaluation
Auburn University

Master of Music in Music Theory
University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

Bachelor of Music Education
Auburn University

Licenses and Certifiates

Graduate Program Evaluation Certificate
State of Alabama Class B K-12 Teaching Licensure (lnstrumentalNocal)

McNeil, B. G. (2023). Aural skills pedagogy in the wind band: A survey of secondary and collegiate wind band conductors' perceptions and strategies. Journal of Band Research [future issue].

McNeil, B.G. (2021). Aural skills pedagogy in the wind band: A survey of secondary and collegiate wind band conductors' perceptions and strategies. [Doctoral dissertation, Auburn University]. https://etd.auburn.edu//handle/10415/7610

McNeil, B.G. (2019). Finding Alabama's voice: The process of developing a statewide choral ensemble.
Ala Breve, May/June, 2019.

McNeil, B.G. (2016). The efficacy of discerning musical parts within the context ofan instrumental ensemble. (No. 3789). [Master's thesis, University of Tennessee].

Oral Presentations

McNeil, B.G. (2022, March). The Age of Influence: Tips for Using the Power of Social Media to Effectively Recruit and Advocate For Your Program. Clinic session presented at Collegiate Band Directors National Association Southwest Region Conference, Waco, TX

McNeil, B.G. (2020, May). Four Steps to Reducing Energy Consumption: Stimulating Change through Competition. Proposal presented to Auburn University Stakeholders, Auburn, AL

McNeil, B.G., Haynes, E.P., & Shive, A. (2020, January 16-18). Harmony through Collaboration: Cultivating Co-Curricular Culture in an Extracurricular Environment. Clinic session presented at Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Montgomery, AL

Poster Presentations

McNeil, B.G. (2021, May 24-25). Aural Skills Pedagogy in the Wind Band: A Survey of Secondary and Collegiate Wind Band Conductors' Perceptions and Strategies. World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Poster session accepted for International Conference on Music Theory, Montreal, Canada.

McNeil, B.G. (2021, January 21-23). Aural Skills Pedagogy in the Wind Band. Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. Poster session presented at Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Virtual.

McNeil, B.G. (2020, January 16-18). Raising Collegiate Instrumental Ensemble Performance Standards through the Individual Performer: A Literature Review. Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. Poster session presented at Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Birmingham, AL.

McNeil, B.G. (2019, January 17-19) Giving Alabama a Voice: The Development Process of a Statewide Community Choir. Alabama Music Educators Association Conference. Poster session presented at Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Birmingham, AL

Lectures

McNeil, B.G. (2021, April). Finishing the PhD: Setting deadlines and sticking to them. Lecture conducted from Auburn University, United States.

McNeil, B.G. (2021, March). Developing Alabama Voices. Lecture conducted from Auburn University, United States.

McNeil, B.G. (2021, March). Ethnographic approach to qualitative inquiry. Lecture conducted from Auburn University, United States.

McNeil, B.G. (2020, September). So you want to go to grad school? Lecture conducted from University of Lynchburg, United States.

McNeil, B.G. (2019, September). Utilization-focused evaluation. Lecture conducted from Auburn University, United States.

McNeil, B.G. (2014, November) Olivier Messiaen: The technique of my musical language. Lecture conducted from the University of Tennessee, United States.

Panel Discussions

First Generation Panel. (2021, November). McMurry University.

  • Aural skills pedagogy
    - Music theory/aural skills pedagogy for special needs
  • Equity of access to advanced music education for all
    - Emphasis on collegiate non-majors
  • Gatekeeper courses in music
  • Personality theory in music
  • Social identity salience/musical self-concept in music/theory
  • Error detection pedagogy
  • Cognition and audiation
  • Theoretical analysis of underrepresented composers and cultures
  • National Association for Music Educators
  • College Band Directors National Association
  • College Music Society
  • Texas Music Educators Association
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Fraternity
  • Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • McMurry University Student Organization Advisor of the Year Nominee, Spring 2022
  • Phi Mu Alpha Honorary Membership, Spring 2021
  • Auburn University Outstanding Graduate Student Nominee, Spring 2021