Marvin E.  Latimer Jr.

Associate Professor; Music Education Department Head

Contact Info


Education


PhD, University of Kansas

MME, Wichita State University

BME, Wichita State University

Selected Publications


Latimer Jr. M. E. (2013). J. W. Donavin’s Tennesseans (1873-1895): A chronicle of an influential African American jubilee troupe, their entrepreneurial Director, and their music. Choral Journal 54(3), 37-48.

Latimer Jr. M. E. (2011). ACDA Vienna Symposium (1968-1977). Choral Journal, 51(10), 26-37.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2011). A history and analysis of the Choral Journal Editorial Board (1959-    2009), Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 31(1), 27-45.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). Choral performance assessment: An overview of research to      date. Proceedings of the Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VII.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The nation’s first DMA in Choral Music: History, structure, and pedagogical implications. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 32(2), 19-36.

Latimer Jr., M. E., Bergee, M. J., & Cohen, M. L. (2010). Reliability and perceived pedagogical utility of a weighted music performance assessment rubric. Journal of Research in Music Education 58, 168-183.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Past Presidents interviews:         1989-2009. Choral Journal 51(3), 71-77.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Walter Stowe Collins II Collection. Choral Journal             50(11), 41-48.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Wayne Hugoboom Collection. Choral Journal 50(7), 51-   56.

Latimer Jr., M. E. & Prucha C. (2009). ACDA International Archives for Choral Music: Past, present, and future. Choral Journal 49(12), 20-30.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2008). Harold A. Decker (1914-2003): “Ethics, dedication, musicianship, and ACDA citizenship.” Choral Journal 48(9), 43-59.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2008). “Our voices enlighten, inspire, heal, and empower:” A mixed methods investigation of demography, sociology, and identity development in a gay men’s chorus in the Midwest United States. International Journal of Research in Choral Singing 3(1), 23-38. http://www.choralresearch.org/

Latimer Jr., M.E. (2007). Adjudicator reliability: A comparison of the use of State Festival Choir and global score audition forms. Contributions to Music Education 34(2), 67-82.

Latimer Jr., M. E., & Daugherty, J. F. (2006). F. Melius Christiansen: “Attitude of the director toward the composer: Personal opinion,” an annotated edition with discourse analysis of an unpublished manuscript. Choral Journal 47(1), 7-36.

Selected Presentations:

The American Choral Directors Association—Sixty Years of Leadership in Choral Music Education and Performance: A content Analysis of Performing Choirs and Interest Sessions at ACDA National Conferences (1960 – 2015), International Symposium on Singing and Song, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, September 30-October 4, 2015.

J.W. Donavin’s Tennesseans: 1873-1895. ACDA National Symposium on American Choral Music, Washington, DC, June 29-30, 2012.

The American Choral Directors Association and the Vienna Symposium: 1968-1977, International Society of Music Education World Conference, Beijing, China, August 1-6, 2010.

An Investigation of a Newly Designed Performance Assessment Rubric Employed in State High School Large Group Festivals in a Midwestern State in the United States. The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VII, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, July 2-5, 2009.

“Our Voices Enlighten, Inspire, Heal, and Empower:” A Mixed Methods Investigation of Demography, Sociology, and Identity Development in a Gay Men’s Chorus in the Midwest United States, The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VI, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, June 28-July 1, 2007.

The ACDA International Archives for Choral Music: A Dynamic Choral Research Resource, ACDA National Conference, Chicago, IL, March 9-12, 2011.

A History and Analysis of the Choral Journal Editorial Board (1959-2009), Music Educators National Conference National Convention, Anaheim, CA, March 10-13, 2010.

The Nation’s First DMA in Choral Music: History, Structure, and Pedagogical Implications, ACDA National Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, March 4-7, 2009.

Harold A. Decker at the Metropolitan University of Wichita (1944-57): A Transition to National Prominence, Music Educators National Conference National Convention, Milwaukee, WI, April 9-13, 2008.

Bio


Marvin E. Latimer Jr. is currently Associate Professor, Head of the Music Education Department, and Assistant Director of the School of Music at the University of Alabama. He received a BME and MME from Wichita State University and a PhD in Music Education from the University of Kansas. Dr. Latimer taught secondary choral music in Wichita, Kansas and served as Assistant Professor of Music Education at Wichita State University prior to his appointment at Alabama. In addition to his work in education, he has been active as Church Choir Director, Community Choir Director, Performer, Music Theater Director and Producer, Technical Director, and Scenic Designer. He has published research in numerous journals and is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international music conferences and symposia. Dr. Latimer is Past President of the Alabama Choral Directors Association and Chair of the Organizational History Subcommittee of the ACDA Research and Publications Committee.