Summer 2019 will bring fresh faces and voices to CMS operations. The executive office will be welcoming three interns working in various areas of CMS throughout the year.
Madison Booth is a fourth-year student attending Boise State University. She is double majoring in Music Education, BM, and Music Performance, BM, and she will graduate in May 2020. Madison is an active member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She participates in a variety of Boise State ensembles, and regularly competes in several regional and national flute competitions. In 2017, Madison won first place in the Montana Flute Association Young Artist Competition. She was also selected to perform in the 2019 National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir. Madison is very passionate about music education, performance, and research.
As the College Music Symposium production assistant, Madison will assist journal editors with submission processing, convert accepted articles into the online format, create and maintain Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, and prepare PDF versions of articles for JSTOR.
Alexander [Alex] Alberti currently teaches at Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina as the Director of Instrumental Music. At LSA, he teaches Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, AP Music Theory, AP Psychology, Music History, and a contemporary a cappella ensemble. Alex is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is an alumnus of Appalachian State University, where he holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education and a minor in Psychology. Alex is an active researcher in the field of music education, contemporary vocal music, and music theory pedagogy, presenting his findings nationally at conferences such as NAfME, the College Music Society, and NCUR. In his spare time, Alex composes both choral and instrumental works, judges for the International Competition for Collegiate A Cappella and A Cappella Education Association, and participates in the semi-professional a cappella group, Triadic.
Alex will be working in social media, marketing, and conference activities. You'll see evidence of him everywhere!
As a musician-researcher at the Texas Center for Performing Arts Health (TCPAH), Meghan Taylor has research areas of interest and expertise in music performance anxiety, epidemiology, hearing conservation, and health promotion in schools of music. Most recently, Meghan worked with the representatives from the TCPAH to publish a booklet titled Musician Health: A Primer and Resource Guide. This publication and corresponding presentations were distributed to students, professional musicians, music educators, and parents during the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention at an exhibit hall booth sponsored and funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Together with undergraduate and graduate degrees in music education, Meghan’s experiences as an educator, performer, performing arts health researcher, marketing coordinator, social media specialist, and event coordinator are robust and highly sought after. Meghan holds a BS in Music Education (2015) from Wayne State College, an MM (2018) from Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Music with a concentration in Performing Arts Health at the University of North Texas.
As webinar and marketing intern, Meghan's background in musicians' health will be an asset in the upcoming CMS webinar series.