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Assistant Professor, Elementary and Early Childhood Music Education
(307) 766-5242 | Tiger.Robison@uwyo.edu
Tiger Robison, Ph.D., is assistant professor of music education at the University of Wyoming where he teaches courses in elementary general music methods, aural theory, world music, and supervises student teachers. Prior to coming to Wyoming, he was visiting assistant professor of music education at the University of Maryland and an elementary music teacher in the Connecticut public schools for ten years. Tiger earned a Ph.D. from the University of Hartford's Hartt School where he was grateful for the mentorship of Drs. Joshua Russell, Vanessa Bond, and John Feierabend among others.
In research, Tiger is comfortable in the quantitative, qualitative, and philosophical realms equally. He has diverse interests related to gender, music teacher career paths, music in early childhood, and modern music-making with prisoners. Tiger’s research is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music in Early Childhood, Journal of Music Teacher Education, General Music Today, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education among other outlets. He has presented his work at most major music education research conferences in the United States and the United Kingdom. Tiger's latest research and outreach projects are funded by the UW College of Arts & Sciences (A&S), the UW Office of Engagement and Outreach, the UW Provost’s Strategic Investment Fund, the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research, and the Wyoming Arts Council. In practitioner work, Tiger is a frequent clinician with state music education associations, community organizations, early childhood centers, and national Orff-Schulwerk chapters.
In service, Tiger is the president-elect of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and he serves on the editorial boards for General Music Today and the Journal of Popular Music Education. He is Co-Facilitator of the Music Teacher Recruitment Area of Strategic Planning and Action (ASPA) in the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE). Tiger is editor of the Wyoming state music education association journal Windsong. At UW, Tiger serves on the faculty senate and the A&S curriculum committee among other responsibilities.
Tiger currently maintains his own teaching abilities by working with preschool children at the Early Care and Education Center (ECEC) at UW twice weekly. He is a frequent collaborator with community stakeholders to continually expand musical and educational opportunities for children and families in Wyoming. Informally, Tiger maintains his own musicianship by playing electric bass and double seconds steel pans with his students.
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