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Richard Cangro

IASCE Board Member Richard Cangro
Richard Cangro
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois, USA
Richard Cangro, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor of Music Education at Western Illinois University, USA. He has been helping teachers understand and apply cooperative learning strategies in music education since 2004.

Active as a presenter, curriculum consultant, adjudicator, and conductor, Dr. Cangro has presented for several school district in-services and at numerous local, national, and international professional development engagements.

With his dissertation focusing on applying cooperative learning strategies to instrumental music learning, Dr. Cangro continues to investigate the nature and effects of student interaction at all levels of music education.

He frequently presents professional development sessions and contributes regularly to music educator publications with a focus on cooperative music learning, fostering independent musicianship, and 21st century music teacher preparation.

His articles on music learning and teaching have been published in American Music Teacher, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, The Recorder, Illinois Music Educator, Kansas Music Review, Connecticut Music Education Association News, and the IASCE Newsletter.