The Sixth International Symposium April 18-21, 2017
on Assessment in Music Education
Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, UK
Dr. Glenn E. Nierman
NAfME President and Steinhart Professor
Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Dr. Glenn E. Nierman (BM, Washburn; MM, Cincinnati; DME, Cincinnati), U.S. National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Past President for 2016-18, is currently Professor of Music Education and Glenn Korff Chair of Music in the Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has authored numerous journal articles, made presentations at NAfME National Conferences, and given addresses at ISME World Congresses on five continents. Dr. Nierman is a former member of the ISME Executive Board (2012-2016) and has served on the Editorial Board of the CRME Bulletin. He currently chairs NAfME’s Teacher Evaluation Task Force and serves on the research team designing Model Cornerstone Assessments.
Chief Examiner, ABRSM
John Holmes is ABRSM’s Chief Examiner, with responsibility for the leadership and direction of the ABRSM examining community, the development of qualifications, professional training, and support for music teachers.
John leads the full cycle of examiner training and continuing professional development, with responsibility for maintaining the highest examining standards and quality of ABRSM assessment. John is also committed to ensuring that ABRSM exams are backed by an increasing range of teacher support services worldwide, overseeing a programme of events and digital initiatives designed to encourage progressive learning. He also leads the team of trainers and presenters working in the UK and internationally, giving regular presentations and support himself to teachers, parents and all those involved in music education.
John was educated at King’s College, Cambridge, where he read Music. He studied the piano with Bernard King and Alexander Kelly, clarinet with Jack Brymer, and as a clarinettist he performed with professional orchestras.
For many years the focus of his work was instrumental and academic music teaching at Tonbridge School in Kent, where he was Head of Woodwind and Head of Academic Music.