Nicole Rene Robinson portrait
  • Professor, School Of Music

Creative Research

  • Robinson, N. R. & Hall, S. N. (2010). MusicPLUS Literacy┬«: Speech, Literacy, and Language Development Kit Grades K-2. Memphis, TN: QUADRIVIUM Publications Other, completed 01/2010.
  • Robinson, N. R. & Hall, S. N. (2010). MusicPLUS Literacy┬« CD Recording (11 tracks). [Recorded by SPL Media]. On MusicPLUS Literacy [CD] Memphis, TN: QUADRIVIUM Publications (2005) Other, completed 01/2010.
  • Hall, S. N. & Robinson, N. R. & (2008). Music and Literacy Curriculum: Grade 3. Commissioned by Promise Academy Charter School, Memphis City Schools. Other, completed 01/2008.
  • Robinson, N. R. & Hall, S. N. (2007). Music and Literacy Curriculum: Grade 2. Commissioned by Promise Academy Charter School, Memphis City Schools. Other, completed 01/2007.
  • Hall, S. N. & Robinson, N. R. & (2006). Music and Literacy Curriculum: Grade 1. Commissioned by Promise Academy Charter School, Memphis City Schools. Other, completed 01/2006.
  • Robinson, N. R. & Hall, S. N. (2005). Music and Literacy Curriculum: Grade K. Commissioned by Promise Academy Charter School, Memphis City Schools. Other, completed 01/2005.

Presentations

  • Abril, C. & Robinson, N. R. (submitted). On equity, diversity, and social justice: Music education students' perspectives. Clifford K. Madsen International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior (22nd Meeting). Austin, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 03/15/2017.
  • Pendergast, S. & Robinson, N.R. (2017, February). Music course and learning preferences of middle school students. Texas Music Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2017.
  • Pendergast, S. & Robinson, N.R. (2017, February). Music course and learning preferences of middle school students. Texas Music Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX (proposal submitted) . Conference Paper, Presented, 02/02/2017.
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston, January 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/26/2017.
  • Pendergast, S. & Robinson, N.R. (2017, February). Music course and learning preferences of middle school students. Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/12/2017.
  • Indiana State University, Bayh College of Education, Terre-Haute, IN. Faculty: Developing a Critical Consciousness to Centered Learning. March 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 10/20/2016.
  • Florida State University, College of Music, Tallahassee, FL. Equity versus Equality in Education (two-part series). October 5-8 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/05/2016.
  • “Teachers as Architects of Students Success,” Symposium of Teaching and Learning, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, September 29-October 1, 2016 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/16/2016.
  • Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA August 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/13/2016.
  • Indiana State University, Bayh College of Education, Terre-Haute, IN. Equity in Education: The intersectionality of social, political and economic factors (four-part series). August 14-18. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/14/2016.
  • University of Missouri, Kansas-City, School of Music, Kansas City, MO. Teaching with Understanding (six-part series) April 17-20, 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/17/2016.
  • Motivating students to succeed. National Biennial Association of Music Education Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, April 2006. Presentation, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Robinson, N.R. (2016, March). The expectancy theory: Music teachers’ perceptions and attitudes about physical, social, and academic risk factors that influence school failure. Research poster accepted for the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2016.
  • Hall, S.N. & Robinson, N.R. (2016, March). The effect of Language Arts Reform on Elementary Music Classroom Teachers in Urban Schools. Research presentation presenation accepted for the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2016.
  • Louisiana State University, School of Music, Baton Rouge, LA. Experiencing, Engaging, and Exploring Music in the Elementary General Music Classroom, October 6-9, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Music Department, Pembroke, NC. Teaching Music in Urban School Settings, Department of Music, U September 13, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2015.
  • Faculty-In-Residence. Urban Music Education: Myths, Misconceptions and Misdirection. Setnor School of Music, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 28-April1. 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Presenter: What is this thing called “integration” anyway? Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT, February 2014. Other, Presented, 02/14/2015.
  • May, B. & Robinson, N.R. (2015, February). Arts teachers’ perceptions and attitudes regarding participation in a statewide art integrative initiative. Research poster presented at the Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2015.
  • Presenter: Faculty-In-Residence. “Urban Music Education: Myths, Misconceptions and Misdirection”. Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2014, September 22-27. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/23/2014.
  • Co-Presenter: “Jazzy State of Mind: Using the Concept of Jazz to Improve Science Professional Development, Teacher Practice and the Implementation of the NGSS,” California Council on Teacher Education. San Diego, CA, November 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/17/2014.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2014, July). A catalyst of change: Urban music teachers’ acquisition of learning and teaching through reform-oriented professional development. International Society of Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/2014.
  • Robinson, N.R. (2014, April). A catalyst of change: Urban music teachers’ acquisition of learning and reaching through reform-oriented professional development partnership. Research presentation accepted for the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Robinson,N. R., Bowers, J. & Garrett, M. (2014, April). Increased teacher effectiveness in the urban middle school choral rehearsal. Research poster accepted for the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2014, July) A catalyst of change: Urban music teachers’ acquisition of learning and teaching through reform-oriented professional development. International Society of Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/15/2014.
  • Presenter: The “big picture”: Strategies to develop effective integrative themes and concepts.” Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT, February 2014. Other, Presented, 02/15/2014.
  • Presenter: “Music tells a story”: Using storybooks to create integrative lesson in the classroom. Tanner Dance Professional Dance Series, Salt Lake City, UT, February 11 & 12, 2014. Presentation, Presented, 02/14/2014.
  • May, B. & Robinson, N. R. (2014). Arts teachers’ perceptions and attitudes regarding participation in a statewide art integrative initiative. Research poster accepted for the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2014, February). Teacher turnover and non-pecuniary school characteristics among music teachers in a large urban district. Research poster presented at the Utah Music Educators Conference, St. George, UT. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2014.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2013, September). ‘Waiting for Superman': Exploring the influence of an educational documentary film on undergraduate music education majors' perceptions and attitudes on current educational practices in urban schools. Research poster presented at the Society of Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2013, September). “Waiting for Superman”: Exploring the influence of an educational documentary film on undergraduate music education majors' perceptions and attitudes on current educational practices in urban schools. Research poster presented at the Society of Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2013, March). Music teacher mobility in an urban district: A 10-year longitudinal case study. Research paper presented at the XX International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, Seattle, Washington. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2013.
  • *Robinson, N. R. (2013, March). Music teacher mobility in an urban district: A 10-year longitudinal case study. Research paper presented at the XX International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, Seattle, Washington. Presentation, Presented, 03/2013.
  • Co-Presenter: “Uniting music education: Models for collaboration,” Florida Music Educators Conference. Tampa, FL, January 2013. Presentation, Presented, 01/2013.
  • Co-Presenter: Uniting music education: Models for collaboration, Florida Music Educators Conference. Tampa, FL, January 2013. Presentation, Presented, 01/2013.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2012, March). Music teacher mobility in an urban school district: A 10-Year longitudinal case study. Research poster presented at the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, St. Louis, MO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2011, September). Increasing urban students’ access to quality music instruction through school/university partnerships. Research presented at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education Conference/Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/2011.
  • Presenter: The MSM Project: Increasing urban students’ access to quality music instruction through school-community-university partnerships. Setnor School of Music/School of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, April 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Co-Presenter: Revitalizing middle school urban choral programs. Southern Division American Choral Directors Association. Memphis, TN., March 2011. Presentation, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Co-Presenter: Rebuilding middle school choral programs in urban schools, National American Choral Directors Association Conference. Chicago, IL. March 2011. Presentation, Presented, 03/2011.
  • Robinson, N.R. (2011, February). Preservice music teacher employment choice: Consideration factors. Research paper presented at the XIX International Symposium on Research in Music Behavior, Barcelona, Spain. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2011.
  • Robinson, N.R. (2010, October). The “Great Equalizer”: (Re)conceptualizing music education towards culturally relevant pedagogy. Research paper presented at the Race, Erasure, and Equity in Music Education Conference sponsored by the International Consortium for Research on Equity in Music Education (CRÈME International). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Dekaney, E. & Robinson, N. R. (2010, March). A comparison of urban high school students' perception of music, culture, and identity. Research poster presented at the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, Anaheim, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2010.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2010, March) The PRIZM Project: A multi-level, multi-dimensional community-school-university partnership. Research presentation at the National Biennial Music Educators Conference/Society of Music Teacher Education SRIG, Anaheim, CA, March 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2010.
  • Co-Presenter: Enhancing academic success beyond the curriculum: Extending learning in literacy through music. Mississippi Music Educators Conference. Jackson, MS, August 2009. Presentation, Presented, 08/2009.
  • Co-Presenter: MusicPLUS Literacy®: Using music to enhance literacy skills. Arkansas Music Educators. Conway, AK, August 2009. Presentation, Presented, 08/2009.
  • Presenter: Propelling urban music education forward through research-based sustainable university/school partnership. National Association of Negro Musicians National Conference, Chattanooga, TN, July 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2008.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2008, April) Urban music education: Past, present, future. Research presentation at the National Association of Music Education Conference Urban and Rural Education Pre-Conference Session, National Music Educators Conference, Milwaukee, WI, April 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Bowers, J. & Robinson, N. R. (2008, April). Systemic change in an urban music program: A university/public school model. Research poster presented at the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2008.
  • Presenter: Family structures and behavior management in the urban music classroom. Ohio Music Educators Conference, Cincinnati, OH, February 2008. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2008.
  • Presenter: Contemporary methodologies in music education that enhance literacy instruction in the choral classroom. College of Music, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, July 2007. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2007.
  • Bowers, J. & Robinson, N. R. (2007, April). Serendipitous benefits of community service components in a university choral ensemble. Research poster presented at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Co-Presenter: Systemic change in an urban school district choral music program: An university/public school model: Year One. Southern Division Music Educators Conference. Charleston, SC, April 2007. Presentation, Presented, 04/2007.
  • Bowers, J. & Robinson, N. R. (2007, March). Systemic change in an urban school district music program: A university/public school model, year one. Research paper presented at the XVII International Symposium for Research in Music Behavior, Baton Rouge, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2007.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2007, February). What are statistics really telling us? Understanding urban schools through statistics. National Association of the Study and Performance of African-American Music National Conference, Jackson, MS. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2007.
  • Presenter: “Nuts and bolts of effective teaching: Why are you here?” Tennessee Music Educators Conference. Nashville, TN, April 2006. Presentation, Presented, 04/2006.
  • Co-Presenter: Utilizing music as a vehicle for literacy instruction in the urban classroom. International Reading Association 50th Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, May 2005. Presentation, Presented, 05/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005, April). Music education vs. education pre-service students’ perceptions of the benefits of integrated arts courses in their future teaching. Research poster presented at the Tennessee Music Educators Conference, Nashville, TN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2005.
  • Presenter: The state of music education in urban districts: A panel discussion. National Association for the Study and Performance of African-American Music National Conference, Jackson, MS, February 2005. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005, January). Pre-service music teachers' perceptions about the importance and benefits of early field experience. Research poster at the Southern Division Music Educators Conference, Tampa, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2005.
  • Presenter: Exploring the world of effective teaching. Virginia Music Educators Conference. Norfolk, VA, November 2004. Presentation, Presented, 11/2004.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2004, April). Redefining “at-risk” in order to meet the needs of today's classroom. Sociology of Music Education Symposium, University of North Texas. Denton, TX, April 2004. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2004.
  • Presenter: It's as easy as 1-2-3-: Effective steps to becoming a good (no, great!) music teacher. Tennessee Music Educators Conference. Nashville, TN, April 2003. Presentation, Presented, 04/2003.
  • Presenter: Teaching “at-risk” students effectively in the music classroom. Tennessee Music Educators Conference, Nashville, TN, April 2003. Presentation, Presented, 04/2003.
  • Co-Presenter: Nurturing creativity: Linking music to literacy beyond kindergarten.92 Annual National Council of Teachers of English: National Association of Teachers of English Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2002. Presentation, Presented, 11/2002.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2002, April). Factors that influence music teachers' perceptions of “at-risk” students in the classroom. Research poster presented at the National Biennial Music Educators Conference, Nashville, TN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2002.
  • Co-Presenter: Tune into literacy: Supporting reading and writing through music. Tennessee Reading Association Conference. Chattanooga, TN, November 2001. Presentation, Presented, 11/2001.
  • Bowers, J. & Robinson, N. R. (2001, February). Serendipitous benefits of community service components in a university-performing ensemble. Research poster presented at Southern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference, Charlotte, NC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2001.
  • Presenter: Strengthen the choral experience through mentoring and partnerships: A panel discussion. Southern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference. Charlotte, NC, February 2001. Presentation, Presented, 02/2001.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2000, March). A case study: The effects of visual icons and solfége syllables on college-level uncertain singers. Research poster presented at the National Biennial Association of Music Education Conference, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2000.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2000, March). A case study: The effects of visual icons and solfége syllables on college-level uncertain singers. Research poster presented at the Southern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference, Orlando, FL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2000.

Publications

  • Nicole R. Robinson (in press). Correlations between Teacher Turnover and Specific Non-Pecuniary School Characteristics among Secondary Band and Choral Programs in a Large Urban District. International Journal of Music Education. Accepted, 02/15/2016.
  • Dekaney, E. & Robinson, N. R. (2014). A comparison of urban high school students' perception of music, culture, and identity. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 23(1), 1-14.. Published, 10/15/2014.
  • Robinson, N. R. (in progress). A catalyst of change: Urban music teachers’ acquisition of learning and teaching through participation in a reform-oriented professional development partnership. In progress, 02/2014.
  • Abril, C. & Robinson, N. R. (submitted). On equity, diversity, and social justice: Music education students' perspectives. Submitted, 02/23/2017.
  • Pendergast, S. & Robinson, N. R. (submitted). Middle students preference for music learning experiences. Submitted, 02/06/2017.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2016). Developing critical consciousness for diversity and equity among preservice music education. Journal of Music Teacher Education. . Published, 10/12/2016.
  • Robinson, N. R. (in progress). A catalyst of change: Urban music teachers’ acquisition of learning and teaching through participation in a reform-oriented professional development partnership. In progress, 08/17/2016.
  • Robinson, N. R., Hall, S. N. & Spano, F.P. (2016). Teaching General Music: A K-12 Experience. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing. Published, 06/15/2016.
  • Robinson, N.R. (2015). Urban Music Education: Myths, Misconceptions and Misdirections. (invited article) Ala Breve: The State Journal for Alabama Music Education Association. Accepted, 04/15/2015.
  • May, B. & Robinson, N. R. (2015). Arts teachers’ perceptions and attitudes regarding participation in a statewide art integrative initiative. Journal of Music Teacher Education.. Accepted, 01/15/2015.
  • Hall, S. N. & Robinson, N. R. (2012). Music and reading: Finding connections from within. General Music Today, 26(1), 11-18. Published, 01/15/2012.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2012). Preservice music teachers' employment preferences: Consideration factors. Journal of Research in Music Education, 60(3), 294-309. Published, 01/15/2012.
  • Robinson, N. R., Hall, S. N, & Spano, F.P. (2011). Teaching elementary music: Integrative strategies between music and other subjects, 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing. Published, 10/2011.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2008). Teaching: A lifelong process. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators. 59(3), 34-35. Published, 01/2008.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2007). Celebrating success. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators. 59(4), 39-41. Published, 01/2007.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2007). Effective behavior management techniques. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 57(4), 40-41. Published, 01/2007.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2006). Why are you here? The pathway to becoming an effective (or ineffective) music teacher. Florida Music Director, 59(6), 16-18. (reprint). Published, 01/15/2006.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2006). Professional development…Just for you! Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators. 58(3), 29-30. Published, 01/15/2006.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2006). Tackling the fears of student teaching. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators. 59(2), 35-40. Published, 01/2006.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2006). A Report from Dr. Robinson. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 59(1), 38-39. Published, 01/2006.
  • Hill-Clarke, K, & Robinson, N. R. (2005) Snaps, claps and taps: Supporting literacy development through music. Tennessee's Children: Journal of the Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children, 46(2), 17-19. Published, 01/15/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005). Why are you here? The pathway to becoming an effective (or ineffective) music teacher. Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 57(4), 35-36. Published, 01/15/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005). What does philosophy have to do with teaching anyway? Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 58(1), 40-42. Published, 01/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005). What SHOULD I expect as a new teacher? Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 58(2), 38-39. Published, 01/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2005). What’s going on in your “neck of the woods?” Tennessee Musician: The State Journal for Music Educators, 58(2). Published, 01/2005.
  • Hill-Clarke, K. & Robinson, N. R. (2005). It's as easy as ABC and Do, Re, Mi: Using music, rhythm and rhyme to enhance literacy. In G. Moss et al. (Eds.), Early Childhood and Elementary Literacy 05/06 (pp. 169-171). Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin (reprint). Published, 01/2005.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2004). Who is “at-risk” in the music classroom? Music Educators Journal,90 (4),38-43. Published, 03/2004.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2004). Redefining “at-risk” to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Action, Criticism, & Theory for Music Education, 3(3), 2-12. Published, 02/15/2004.
  • Hill-Clarke, K. & Robinson, N. R. (2004). It's as easy as ABC and do, re, mi: Using music, rhythm, and rhyme to enhance literacy. Young Children: Journal of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, 59(5), 91-95. Published, 02/2004.
  • Robinson, N. R. (2003). Redefining “at-Risk” to meet the needs of the contemporary classroom. In H. Froehlich, D. Coan, & R. Rideout (Eds.), Sociology of Music Education Symposium III: Social Dimensions of Music, Music Teaching and Learning (pp. 99-106). Amherst, MA: University of Boston Press. (reprint). Published, 01/2003.
  • Hill-Clarke, K. Y. & Robinson, N. R. (2002). Locomotion and literacy: Effective Strategies to enhance literacy instruction (ERIC document reproduction service No. ED474066). Published, 02/2002.