Gates Named to Board of British Music Education Journal

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: April 16, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- J. Terry Gates, associate professor and coordinator of music education in the University at Buffalo Department of Music, has been named to the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Music Education (BJME).

A key international music publication, BJME is published in volumes of three parts in March, July and November. The journal aims to provide clear, stimulating and readable accounts of curriculum development and research in music education while encouraging careful reflection on teaching in schools, colleges and studios.

Gates, who will serve on the board through 2002, is the former chair of the UB music department. He joined the UB faculty in 1986 after appointments as director of graduate music education at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, assistant director of the School of Music at The Ohio State University in Columbus and chair of the music department and supervisor of music education programs at Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.

His major performance areas are conducting, the doublebass viol and tuba. He conducted more than 250 concerts while music director of symphonies in Ohio and Alabama, and as a guest conductor throughout the Eastern U.S.

Professional publications by Gates include the 1988 book, "Music Education in the United States: Contemporary Issues," several book chapters, articles in both refereed and edited professional journals and studies of 17th- and early 18th-century music.

He holds a bachelor's degree in music and master's degree in composition and music- education supervision, both from Northern Illinois University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A co-founder of the May Day Group, an international touring group of theorists in music teaching and learning, Gates served as president of the New York Council of Music Teacher Education Programs from 1988-92.

He is a resident of Rochester.