Thomas Smialek

Thomas Smialek
Professor of Music and Integrative Arts, Arts and Humanities
Pasco L. Schiavo Hall, 207
Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202-8025

Saxophone history, multimedia music listening software, empirical research of collaborative learning and Internet-based testing.

Eugene Coffin: The Making of a Nineteenth-Century Saxophonist, The Saxophone Symposium - December 16, 2020
Collaborator: L Logrande, Co-Author

Bessie Mecklem Hackenberger - October 22, 2018

Louise Linden - October 13, 2018

Louise Linden: America’s First Saxophone Virtuoso, The Saxophone Symposium - 2016
Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

America’s 'Young Lady Saxophonist' of the Gilded Age: The Performances, Repertoire, and Critical Reception of Bessie Mecklem, The Saxophone Symposium - 2014
Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

The First Solo Saxophone Recording Reconsidered, The Saxophone Symposium - 2014

Active Listening Guides for Popular Music in America, 3rd ed. - 2009
Collaborators: Michael Campbell; L Logrande

Active Listening Tools for Listening to Music, 5th ed. - 2008
Collaborator: L Logrande

The Effect of Cooperative Listening Exercises on the Critical Listening Skills of College Music Appreciation Students, Journal of Research in Music Education (peer reviewed) - 2006
Collaborator: Renee Boburka, Author

The Saxophone Craze: Early Twentieth-Century North American Concert Saxophonists., North American Saxophone Alliance, NASA 101 - 2005

Students' Experiences with Internet-based Testing in an Introductory General Music Course, Journal of Technology in Music Learning (peer reviewed) - 2005
Collaborator: Lisa Goguen, Author

Active Listening Tools for Popular Music in America: The Beat Goes On, 2nd ed. - 2005
Collaborators: Michael Campbell; L Logrande

Review of That Moaning Saxophone: The Story of the Six Brown Brothers, by Bruce Vermazen., The Saxophone Symposium - 2004

Six Brown Brothers: Those Moaning Saxophones, Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey, producers., The Saxophone Symposium - 2004

Active Listening Tools for Listening to Music, 4th ed. - 2003
Collaborator: L Logrande

Performance Practices of Early Twentieth-century Concert Saxophonists in North America, The Saxophone Symposium - 2002

Multimedia LabWare 2.0 (Macintosh) - 2000

Multimedia LabWare 2.0 (Windows) - 2000
Collaborator: L Logrande

Multimedia LabWare for Listening to Music - 1996

The Structure and Style of Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in E-flat for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra, Op. 109, The Saxophone Symposium - 1995

Jazz as an Art Form, The Artworld and Its Audience - 1993

Clay Smith and G. E. Holmes: Their Performances in Chautauqua and Lyceum, The Saxophone Symposium - 1993

Clay Smith and G. E. Holmes’s Contributions to Saxophone Pedagogy in the United States, 1915-1930, The Saxophone Symposium - 1993

Saxophone Playing Techniques, Saxophone Journal - 1991

DMA, Music Performance, University of Georgia

MM, Music Education, Northwestern University

BA, Music Education, Westfield State College

March 8, 2020

Presentations
Work Patterns of Late 19th-Century United States Saxophonists
2020 Biennial Conference
Tempe, AZ

Collaborator: L Logrande, Co-Author

January 10, 2020

Presentations
Over 100 Years of Women and the Saxophone
42nd International Saxophone Symposium
Fairfax, VA

Collaborators: Amy Green, Other; Charlotte Harding, Co-Presenter; Ann Lee, Other; L Logrande, Other

January 12, 2019

Papers and Oral Presentations
The 'Jolliest of them all': The Remarkable Turn-of-the-Century Saxophonist Eugene Coffin
41st International Saxophone Symposium
Fairfax, VA

Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

March 9, 2018

Papers and Oral Presentations
Louise Linden: America's First Saxophone Virtuoso Solos in Cincinnati
North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
Cincinnati, Ohio

Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

April 1, 2017

Presentations
Finding the pattern within the pattern: Using metacognition to improve non-major students' identification of jazz styles
College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter 2017 Conference
Towson, Maryland

March 12, 2016

Papers and Oral Presentations
Mrs. B. L. Hackenberger: The Rest of the Bessie Mecklem Story
North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
Lubbock, Texas

Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

March 13, 2015

Papers and Oral Presentations
Louise Linden: America's First Saxophone Virtuoso
North American Saxophone Alliance Region 2 Conference
Flagstaff, Arizona

March 21, 2014

Papers and Oral Presentations
America's Young Lady Saxophonist of the Gilded Age: The Performances, Repertoire, and Critical Reception of Bessie Mecklem
North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference
Urbana, Illinois

Collaborator: L Logrande, Author

March 15, 2013

Papers and Oral Presentations
Bessie Mecklem: America's Young Lady Saxophonist of the Gilded Age
North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference
Salem, Massachusetts

March 3, 2013

Papers and Oral Presentations
Hidden in Plain Sight: The First Solo Saxophone Recording Rediscovered
North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference
Bowling Green, Ohio

April 9, 2009

Oral Presentations
Let someone else do the work for you: linking to YouTube, flickr, and Artchive resources
Penn State, University College, Arts & Humanities Division Meeting
University Park, PA

October 24, 2006

Presentations
The Effect of Cooperative Learning on Critical Listening Skills
Faculty Talk Series
Penn State University, Hazleton

November 05, 2004

Papers and Oral Presentations
Using What's On Hand: Internet-based Testing in an Introductory General Music Course
National Conference
San Francisco, CA

November 04, 2004

Posters
Active Listening Tools: Musical Style Comparisons and Quizzes. (Poster session)
National Conference
San Francisco, CA

October 28, 2004

Seminars
Internet-based Testing: How it Works and How Students Feel About It
Faculty Brown Bag Seminar

March 19, 2004

Papers and Oral Presentations
Students' Experiences with Internet-based Testing in an Introductory General Music Course
Northeast Chapter Meeting
Easton, PA

October 26, 2002

Panels
Faculty development through research and publication
Arts & Humanities Division Meeting
University Park, PA

May 8, 2002

Posters
Active and Collaborative Learning in an Introductory Music Course for Non-majors
Colloquy VII
University Park, PA

March 9, 2002

Papers and Oral Presentations
Performance Practices of Early Twentieth-century American Concert Saxophonists as Heard Through Their Phonograph Recordings
2002 Biennial Conference
Denton, TX

November 5, 2000

Papers
Active and Collaborative Learning in an Introductory Music Course for Non-Majors
Forty-third Annual Meeting
Toronto, Canada

July 7, 2000

Papers and Oral Presentations
Performance Practices of Early Twentieth-century Concert Saxophonists in the United States
Twelfth World Saxophone Congress
Montreal, Canada

March 8, 2000

Panel discussion
Promotion and Tenure Concerns for Saxophonists
New Millennium Conference
Tucson, AZ

March 27, 1998

Panel discussion
From Acquisition to Inquisition: Getting an Academic Position
Biennial Meeting
Evanston, IL

April 6, 1997

Papers and Oral Presentations
Designing Effective Multimedia Music Classroom Presentations
Northeast Chapter Meeting
Hartford, CT

August 23, 1994

Workshops
Multimedia Presentation Software
Faculty Development Day
Hazleton, PA

May 19, 1994

Musical performance
Harlequin of the Union, for Two Alto Saxophones
Biennial Meeting
Morgantown, WV

Collaborator: Andy Wen

March 5, 1994

Papers and Oral Presentations
The Use of Multimedia Presentation Software for Undergraduate General Education Classes in Music
MacBeth National Conference: Computing in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Bethany, WV

October 15, 1993

Papers
Clay Smith and G. E. Holmes: Music’s Role in the Midwestern Chautauqua and Lyceum
Thirty-sixth Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN

October 12, 1993

Panels
Teaching and Learning with Computers
Worthington-Scranton

April 17, 1993

Musical performance
Apparitions from Experience, for solo alto saxophone
Northeast Chapter Meeting
Easton, PA

April 3, 1993

Papers
Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium
University Park, PA

March 20, 1993

Demonstrations
A Demonstration of Multimedia LectureWare for Music Appreciation
Conference on Educational Innovation
University Park, PA

March 13, 1993

Musical performance
Characteristic Suite for Tenor Saxophone and Piano; Apparitions from Experience for solo alto saxophone
Region 6 Meeting
Tuscaloosa, AL

Collaborator: Holly Hughes

March 13, 1993

Papers and Oral Presentations
Concert Saxophonists in Chautauqua and Lyceum
Region 6 Meeting
Tuscaloosa, AL

October 30, 1992

Papers and Oral Presentations
Enhancement of Class Presentation and Student Perception Skills in Music Appreciation Through the Use of a Multimedia Lecture Database
National Conference
San Diego, CA

October 28, 1989

Musical performance
Concert of Recent Works for Saxophone Quartet
National Meeting
Austin, TX

Collaborators: Kenneth Fischer; Kandace Farrell; Jeffrey Waters