Nicola F. Mason, Ph.D.Professor, Chair of TLEL, and Online Coordinator
BMus. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
MMus. Morehead State University
Ph.D. University of Kentucky
Music in the general elementary classroom
Traditional African songs and games
Orff Schulwerk in beginning band
PublicationsDr. Mason’s work can be found in several journals including:
Mason, N. (2019). Music education advocacy: What Kentucky teachers should know. Bluegrass Music News. 70:3.
Mason, N. & Carucci, C. (2018). The Effect of a Clinical Field Experience Model on Pre-Service Music Teacher’s Occupational Identity. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 15.
Mason, N. (2015). Content Analysis of The Orff Echo, 1968-2015. The Orff Echo, 48(1), 4.
Mason, N. (2014). The diversity of African musics: Zulu kings, Xhosa clicks, and gumboot dancing in South Africa. General Music Today, 27(2), 30-35.
Mason, N. (2013). A content analysis study of the Bluegrass Music News 1952-2012. Bluegrass Music News, 65(1), 4.
Mason, N. (2012). Proudly South African in my American classroom. Orff Beat, 41, 4.
She has also co-authored book chapters including:
Mason, N., & Lewis, K. M. (2013). Orff in Band: Research and implementation. (Ed.), Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions (pp. 138-145). GIA.
Mason, N. (2013). South Africa: Developing identity in a pluralistic community. In Dr. Cecilia Wang and Dr. D Gregory Springer (Ed.), Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions (pp. 69-75). GIA.
American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Editorial board member of The Orff Echo, peer reviewed journal of American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Kentucky Orff-Schulwerk Association, past president
International Society for Music Education, member
National Association for Music Education, member
Kentucky Music Educators Association, member
Phi Kappa Phi
American Association of University Professors
2019 American Orff-Schulwerk Association Research Grant Recipient
2019 EKU Inclusive Excellence Award
2018 EKU Distinguished Equity Award