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Darryl Coan is Professor of Music Education, Music Theory, and Music Technology.

Dr. Coan completed his undergraduate education at Illinois State University and taught public school k-12 instrumental, choral, and general music. He completed his Master's and Doctoral (1992) degrees at the University of Illinois with emphases in General Music and Technology-Based Music Education, respectively.

Publishing Editor for Action, Criticism and Research ( ACT-ISSN 1545-4517), the peer-reviewed scholarly e-journal of the Mayday Action Group in Music Education. Dr. Coan also heads the Music Theory/Composition area, serves as Coordinator for the Music Computer Lab, and was chairperson of the SIUE's Emerging Technologies in Education Committee (ETEC) which evolved from SIUE's Teaching and Learning Roundtable. He performs regularly with SIUE ensembles as a guest conductor and harpist and as a guest conductor/clinician for area schools/music festivals. He is a member of TI:ME, ISME, MayDay, and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Papers and publications:

January, 1998: paper Summer music computer camp: Case study and workshop at Technological Directions in Music Education International Conference, University of Texas San Antonio.

June 2000: paper Charity begins at home: Discourse among teachers of music at the Mayday Group in Music Education / AWE (Artist, Work of Art, and Experience) Joint International Conference at the Sibelius Academy and KIASMA in Helsinki, Finland. Published in Finnish Journal of Music Education and ACT.

January, 2001: paper Innovative teaching with technological instruments at Technological Directions in Music Education International Conference, University of Texas San Antonio.

In February, 2001: paper Musical Understanding at the Symposium on Musical Understanding at University of Victoria, British Columbia.

October 2001: paper A mind full of musicianship at the MayDay Group Colloquium X in St. Louis, Missouri.

2002 Book chapter: "Musical Understanding in Critical Music Education" in Musical Understanding: Perspectives in Theory and Practice (eds. Hanley and Goolsby-ISBN: 0920630103).

January, 2002: paper Action research for teaching with music technology at Technological Directions in Music Education International Conference, University of Texas San Antonio.

April, 2002: Editor Globalization of the Mass Media Music Industry: Its Effects on cultural and educational Policy--proceedings from the 2000 ISME Commission on Music in Cultural, Edu-cational, and Mass Media Policies.

August, 2002: paper Deweyan Pragmatism and Communicative Action Theory in the socio-cultural contexts of music in Bergen, Norway in with co-author Lauri Väkevä ( University of Oulu, Finland) at the MayDay Group International Colloquium XI held in conjunction with the International Society for Music Education ( ISME) International Conference.

February 2004: presentation with co-presenter Scott R. Smith (Professor of Computer and Electrical engineering at SIUE) at the Technology Institute for Music Educators ( TI:ME) conference in San Antonio, TX. Real experience, visual immersion, virtual environment centered around virtual reality research conducted by Coan and Smith at SIUE and funded by the university's Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant.

July 2004: Interactive Workshop, How Curiosity Kills the Catatonic: Sound Problems for Musical Minds at the international conference of ISME in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.

July 2006: Workshop, Music across cultures: What can we hear? What can we share? at the international conference of ISME in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.