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Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (May 2018)
Doctor of Philosophy, Music Education
Minor in Choral Conducting
Dissertation Title: Perceptions of Religious Music in a Southern U.S. Public Middle School: A Case Study
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2005 – 2006)
Master of Arts in Teaching
Oregon Certification: Initial II Teaching License
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2002 – 2005)
B.A, Music Major, Options in Music Ed, Choral Conducting, and Vocal Performance
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (2001 – 2002)
Transferred to Oregon State University
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA (2015-present)
Position: Instructor of Record
Vocal Techniques for Instrumentalists (MUED 2300)
Independent Study: Orff Schulwerk Instrumentation and Pedagogy (MUS 3997)
Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to the Study of Music Education (MUED 1000)
Orientation to Music Education (MUED 1700)
Technology in Music Education (MUS 1800)
Teaching Music in Diverse Settings (MUED 2045)
Vocal Techniques for Choral Musicians (MUS 2300)
Secondary Choral Methods (MUS 3171)
Elementary Music Methods (MUED 3170)
Student Teacher Practicum (MUED 3630)
Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis, OR (2006 – 2015)
Position: Certified Public High School Choir Teacher
9th grade beginning women's choir
9th and 10th grade men’s choir
10th grade advanced women's choir
11th and 12th grade advanced concert choir.
Cheldelin Middle School, Corvallis, OR (2006 - 2011)
Position: Certified Public Middle School Choir Teacher
6th grade exploratory choir
7th grade beginning choir
8th grade advanced choir
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR (2005 –2008)
Position: Adjunct Faculty
Group Voice (MUS 185)
Introduction to Music Education (MUED 353)
Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bella Voce Women's Choir (MUS 146)
Papers and Publicaitons
Mercado, E. M. (In Press). Popular, informal, and vernacular music classrooms: A review of literature. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.
Brunkan, M. C., & Mercado, E. M. (In Press). A comparison of laboratory and virtual laryngeal dissection experiences on pre-service music educators' knowledge and perceptions. Journal of Voice.
Isbell, D. S., Mercado, E. M., Casselberry, J., & Kyakuwa, J. (2017). A descriptive study of the use of music during nap-time in childcare centers. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Mercado, E. M. (2014). Creating Meaningful Student Growth S.M.A.R.T. Goals. Oregon Music Educator Journal, 66(1), 24-25.
Mercado, E. M. (2013). Programming Music Your First Year. Oregon Choral Focus. Retrieved from http:// oregonacda.org/article-Mercado-4-27-13.html.
Posters, Conference Sessions, and Interviews
Isbell, D. S., Bowers, J. P., Casselberry, J., Kyakuwa, J., Li, Y., Mercado, E. M., & Wallace, E. M. (2018). The effects of a best selling children's naptime recording on the time to rest among pre-school children enrolled in a university child care center. Poster session presented at the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Mercado, E. M. (2017, September). Exploring a Global View of Religious Music. Presentation at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Minneapolis, MN.
Isbell, D. S., Bowers, J. P., Casselberry, J., Kyakuwa, J., Li, Y., Mercado, E. M., & Wallace, E. M. (2017, November). A descriptive study of the use of music during nap-time in childcare centers. Poster session presented at the Louisiana Music Educators Association State Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Mercado, E. M. (2017, February). I’m Mean, You’re Christian...Right?: Perceptions of Religious Music in the Public Schools. Paper presented at the Mid-South Music Education Research Symposium, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS.
Mercado, E. M. (2016, November). Religious Music in the Public Schools: Applying Policy, Considering Perceptions, and Developing Perspectives. Poster session presented at the Louisiana Music Educators Associaiton State Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Mercado, E. M. (2016, February). Sight-reading in the Choral Classroom with Emily Mercado. Amused: A Music Educators' Podcast. Retrieved from http://www.amusedcast.org/?p=251.
Bowers, J. P., Brunkan, M., & Mercado, E.M. (2016, November). Fostering Independent Musicianship in the Choral Classroom: Sight-Singing Methods to Engage and Inspire Your Students. Presentation at the Louisiana American Choral Directors Association State Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Mercado, E. M. (2012, January). Pedagogical Approaches to Literacy in the Choral Classroom. Presentation at the Oregon Music Education Association State Conference, Eugene, OR.
Zielke, S., & Mercado, E. M. (2011, January). From Bari-tenor to Barely There: Strategies for the Middle School Voice. Presentation and performance at the Oregon Music Education Association State Conference, Eugene, OR.
Louisiana State Vocal Rally (2018)
Red Shift Choir Baton Rouge (2016-2018)
Louisiana American Choral Directors Association Conference (2017)
Co-conductor for Ethnic/Multicultural Reading Session
Doctoral Recital (2017)
East Baton Rouge All Parish Middle School Honor Choir (2017)
Honor Choir Director
Corvallis Repertory Singers (2008 - 2015)
Oregon Ambassadors of Music (2007 and 2009)
Staff/Alto section leader
Service and Honors
Louisiana State University (2018)
Reviewer for Section Editor. Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (C. M. Conway, K. Pellegrino, A. M. Stanley, & C. West, Eds.). In preparation for 2018 publication. New York: Oxford University Press.
Louisiana State University (2017)
Pi Kappa Lambda, Beta Lambda Chapter
Louisiana State University (2016 - 2018)
Vocal Rally Assistant Coordinator
American Choral Directors Association (2013 - 2015)
Choral liaison to OMEA
Oregon Music Education Association (2007 - 2015)
District XI Chair, Vice Chair, Choral Chair