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Dr. Robert J. Damm

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Professor of Music

Phone: (228) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Starkville, Mississippi, United States
Mississippi State University
1815 Popps Ferry Rd
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
United States

Company Description: Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities...   more
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Education

  • Ph.D
  • PhD
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Innovative Percussion - Artist Bio - Robert Damm
www.innovativepercussion.net, 14 July 2012 [cached]
Robert Damm | Click to Read Bio Innovative Percussion - Artist Bio - Robert Damm
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Robert Damm Mississippi State University
Robert J. Damm (Ph. D. University of North Texas 98) has taught at Mississippi State University since 1995. His previous teaching experience includes public school band directing in the Krum, TX Independent School District (94), the Burleson, TX Independent School District (93), and the Dallas City/Laharpe, IL School Systems (87-90) as well as university instructing at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX (92-94). Highlights of his continued education include Orff-Schulwerk Level II training at Belmont University (07), attending the American Orff-Schulwerk Association National Conference (05), attending the National Symposium on Multicultural Music (04), study of African music and dance in Ghana (04), attending the Kosa International Percussion Workshop & Festival (03), and study of Cuban music and dance in Havana, Madruga, and Matanzas, Cuba (02).
Dr. Damm's recent honors include the Mississippi Alliance For Arts Education Excellence in Higher Education Award (2007), the College of Education Clyde Muse Service Award (2005), the Ward-Stewart Outstanding Artistic Contributor of the Year Award (2005), the Sigma Alpha Iota Distinguished Member; Friend of the Arts (2005) and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society (1999). He has served as faculty advisor to MENC-MSU Chapter (2002-present), presenter for the John K. Bettersworth Leadership Lecture Series (1997-present), on the Board of Directors for the MS Alliance for Arts Education (2001-2003), and as President of the Percussive Arts Society, MS Chapter (1997).
Since 1990, he has presented hundreds of workshops for area children on topics including the Celebration of African Heritage, American Indian Music, African Drumming & Story Telling, Brazilian Drumming & Dance, Drum circles, Improvisation, Caribbean Music, and Musical Concepts.
Damm's refereed journal publications are "Education through Collaboration: Learning the Arts while Celebrating Culture" in Music Educators Journal (Nov. 06); "Gareth Farr's Kembang Suling: Three Musical Snapshots of Asia" Percussive Notes (Feb. 06); "Adventures in Samba With Carnaval in Sao Paulo" The Instrumentalist (Sept. 04); "Do You Udu?
ThunderEcho Drum Company Home of the Trash Kat Drum
www.thunderechodrums.com, 7 Sept 2005 [cached]
Robert J. Damm, PhD
Bob featured a 20" Trash Kat on a selection called "H.P." by Tom Siwe during a Faculty Percussion Recital at Mississippi State!
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Prof. Robert Damm (Mississippi State U)
The Whole Schools Initiative | Dr. Robert Damm
www.mswholeschools.org, 28 Dec 2011 [cached]
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Dr. Robert Damm
Dr. Robert Damm has served with distinction as a creative musician and a caring teacher in the Department of Music at Mississippi State University for 14 years. As Director of Music Education Partnerships, he displays exemplary dedication to upholding and reflecting the MSU principle of promoting cultural diversity and understanding through music.
He teaches a class called African American Music through which he explores the roots, culture, and traditions of African American Music. It is clear that Robert is passionate about learning and teaching the music and cultures from many countries. In fact, Robert is so well thought of that he teaches a course in fine arts for our elementary teachers in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education. Within this course, he models a multicultural approach to integrating music with the study of people, places, and cultures. He also creates a learning environment which contributes to the self esteem of all the students.
Robert never loses sight of his important mission of music education or his concern for making the world a place without prejudice and one of peace and compassion. He consistently brings his expertise, enthusiasm, and knowledge to students of all ages and backgrounds.
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In short, Robert embodies the qualities that reflect Mississippi State University's spirit of commitment to diversity.
Innovative Percussion - Instructors
www.innovativepercussion.net, 16 Nov 2010 [cached]
Robert Damm
Drum News - Get the latest on drums, drumming, drummers, and percussion.
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On June 16, Dr. Robert Damm, professor at MSU in Dept. of Music at MSU, on "Fun with Drums and Other Percussion Instruments. Today is "Spin a Tale" Day at ...
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