Dr. Donald J. Running is an Assistant Professor of Music Education and conductor of the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band at Bridgewater State University. Originally from Minnesota, Dr. Running received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He taught in the public schools of Minnesota and Wisconsin before receiving his Master of Arts degree and PhD in music education from the University of Minnesota. While attending the University of Minnesota, he studied conducting with Craig Kirchhoff, theatre with Kari Margolis, and educational philosophy with Dr. Paul Haack. Dr. Running served as conductor of the East Central Grad Band, assistant conductor of the Encore Wind Ensemble, and premiered his concerto for saxophones, Dre, with the University Campus Orchestra.
In addition to his university duties, Dr. Running is active as an adjudicator/clinician and pursues an active research and writing schedule, most recently finishing his dissertation on developing novice conductors expressivity through dynamic muscularity. He has been published in and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and Minnesota Music Education Research Review in Gopher Notes. Material relating to the proposed workshop is currently under review with the Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education.
Office Phone: (508) 531-2054
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Last Modified: January 20, 2012