Trantham elected president of music society

Dr. Gene Trantham, coordinator of theory in the College of Musical Arts, has been elected president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the College Music Society.

Dr. Gene Trantham
Dr. Gene Trantham
He assumed his duties for the two-year term during the society's recent meeting at Northwestern University.

The College Music Society is a consortium of college, conservatory, university and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music. Its mission is to promote music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction.

More than 2,000 CMS members from Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northeastern South Dakota, eastern North Dakota, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec comprise the Great Lakes Chapter.

Trantham, a native of Arkansas, is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. He received a master's degree in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He serves as a reader of advanced placement music tests for the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. He also is a board member of the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has presented papers on theory pedagogy and music technology, as well as analysis and performance, at previous Great Lakes chapter meetings and national meetings of the College Music Society and the Association of Technology in Music Instruction. His research has been published in the society's journal, College Music Symposium. He served as program chair for the society's 2002 meeting and as chapter treasurer from 2002-04.
April 10, 2006