Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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René Boyer

Professor Emerita of Music Education, University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. Nationally known clinician and choral conductor. Goldens Bridge, New York

Education: Ed.D, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; M.M., B.M. Southern Illinois University

Honors and awards: National Recognition Award, National Black Music Caucus; Ernest N. Glover Outstanding Teacher Award; University of Cincinnati Award to Outstanding Women Faculty

Prior publications: Share the Music, Spotlight on Music, Fundamentals and Methods for the Elementary Music Teacher (Pearson), Expressions of Freedom (3 Volumes), Walking in the Light of Freedom (3 Volumes), Songs and Rhythms of a Nation (Hal Leonard), The Ballad of the Underground Railroad, United We Stand (Hal Leonard), numerous articles in professional journals.

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Selected song materials, wrote and developed units for student book and teachers editions.
  • Contributed to overall planning to determine direction and goals for the program.

Areas of interest/expertise: (Grades PreK–8) music teacher education and consulting, Orff/Kodaly specialist, expertise in diversity and multicultural awareness in the urban music classroom.