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William Fredrickson

Email Address wfredrickson@fsu.edu

Phone 850-644-3885

Office HMU 202C

William E. Fredrickson, Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Operations, joined the College of Music faculty in 2006 having previously held positions in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.

Fredrickson received degrees from the State University College of New York at Fredonia, Syracuse University, and Florida State University where he completed the Ph.D. in Music Education. As a public school music teacher in upstate New York he taught instrumental music at all levels, elementary through high school. A founding member of the Aeolian Saxophone Quartet, Dr. Fredrickson performed and recorded with that group for twelve years.

Dr. Fredrickson’s early career interests in teaching and performing led to his research focus which includes music teacher preparation, music perception, and the affective response to music. He regularly makes research presentations at state, regional, national, and international meetings of groups such as MENC, ISME, and AMTA and is published in various professional journals including the Journal of Research in Music EducationInternational Journal of Music EducationBulletin for the Council of Research in Music EducationPsychology of Music, and the Journal of Band Research. Fredrickson is past editor of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education.

Publications
Referred Articles
  • Robison, T., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Councill, K., Fredrickson, W. E., Helmick, J., Hoffman, E. C., Melago, K., & Williams, B. (2021). Inspiring the next generation of music educators: A multiple case study of high school music experiences and career choice. Journal of Research in Music Education, 69(2), 207-227.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Lychner, J. A., & Scherber, R. V. (2020). Who is your favorite teacher, and why? Research Perspectives in Music Education, 21(1), 2-11.
  • Rickels, D. A., Hoffman, E. C., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2019). A Comparative Analysis of Influences on Choosing a Music Teaching Occupation. Journal of Research in Music Education, 67(3), 286-303.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Byrnes, S. R., & Aycock, S. R. (2018). Older/Younger Sibling Pairs in the Context of a Community Outreach Children’s Choir. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 36(2), 32-37.
  • Porter, A. M., Payne, P. D., Burrack, F. W., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2017). Encouraging Students to Consider Music Education as a Future Profession. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 26(2), 12-24.
  • Cheng, X., Lagrimas, L. F., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2016). A Demographic Study of Undergraduate Music Students Taking Group Piano Classes. Research Perspectives in Music Education, 18(2), 35-49.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Geringer, J. M. & Pope, D. A. (2013). Attitudes of String Teachers and Performers toward Preparation for and Teaching of Private Lessons. Journal of Research in Music Education, 61, 217-232.
  • Rickels, D. A., Brewer, W. D., Councill, K. H., Fredrickson, W. E., Hairston, M., Perry, D. L., Porter, A. M., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Career Influences of Music Education Audition Candidates. Journal of Research in Music Education, 61, 115-134.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Gavin, R. B. & Moore, C. R. (2013). Attitudes of Select Music Performance Faculty toward Students Teaching Private Lessons after Graduation: A Pilot Study.International Journal of Music Education, 31(3),331-345.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Gavin, R. B. & Moore, C. R. (2012). Attitudes of Members of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors toward Their Own and Their Students’ Teaching of Applied Music Lessons. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 21(2), 41-53.
  • Hackworth, R. S. & Fredrickson, W. E. (2012). The Effect of Instruction on Children’s Perceived Musical Tension in Debussy’s Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 31(1), 72-79.
  • Williams, L. R., Fredrickson, W. E., & Atkinson, S. (2011). Focus of Attention to Melody or Harmony and Perception of Musical Tension: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Music Education, 29(1), 72-81.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Madsen, C. K. (2010). Emotional Differences between Older and Younger Music Education Students using a Concise Emotional Inventory. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 29(1), 33-39.
  • Hackworth, R. S. & Fredrickson, W. E. (2010). The Effect of Text Translation on Perceived Musical Tension in Debussy’s Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons. Journal of Research in Music Education, 58, 184-195.
  • Rickels, D. A., Councill, K. H., Fredrickson, W. E., Hairston, M., Porter, A. M., & Schmidt, M. (2010). Influences on Career Choice among Music Education Audition Candidates: A Pilot Study. Journal of Research in Music Education, 57, 292-307.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Brittin, R. V. (2009). Undergraduate Music Performance Majors’ Attitudes Toward Private Lesson Teaching After Graduation: A Replication. Southern Music Education Journal, 4(1), 14-29.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Williams, L. R. (2009). Influences on Introduction to Music Education Class Members: A Survey of Recollections by Future Teachers. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 46, 60-74.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & McCabe, M. C. (2007). Music Faculty Positions in Higher Education: An Analysis of the College Music Society Music Faculty Vacancy List for the 2003-2004 School Year. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 174, 45-59.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Kirchhoff, A. D. (2007). The Effect of Controlled Focus of Attention During Music Listening on Eighth-Grade Students’ Perceptions of Various Musical Styles. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 44, 3-10.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2007). Music Majors’ Attitudes Toward Private Lesson Teaching after Graduation: A Replication and Extension. Journal of Research in Music Education, 55, 326-343.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2007). Perceptions of College-Level Music Performance Majors Teaching Applied Music Lessons to Young Students. International Journal of Music Education,25(1), 72-81.
  • Happy, L. R. & Fredrickson, W. E. (2005). The Effect of Mental Imaging Rehearsal on the Study of Black-Key Major Scales in a College Piano Class. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 42, 18-26.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Burton, J. B. (2005). Where Will the Supply of New Teachers Come From, Where Shall We Recruit, and Who Will Teach these Prospective Teachers? Journal of Music Teacher Education 14(2) 30-36.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Hackworth, R. S. (2005). Analysis of First-Year Teacher’s Advise to Music Education Students. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 23(2), 4-11.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Neill, S. (2004). “Is it Friday Yet?” (Perceptions of First-Year Music Teachers). Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 161/162, 91-98.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Coggiola, J. C. (2003). A Comparison of Music Majors’ and Nonmajors’ Perceptions of Tension for Two Selections of Jazz Music. Journal of Research in Music Education, 51, 259-270.
  • Johnson, C. M., Fredrickson, W. E., Achey, C. A, & Gentry, G. R. (2003). The Effect of Nonverbal Elements of Conducting on the Overall Evaluation of Student and Professional Conductors. Journal of Band Research, 38(2), 64-79.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Pembrook, R. G. (2002). “When you Pinpoint Incorrect Notes and They Still Miss Them, What do You do Then?” (Perceptions of Field Experience Students) Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 153/4, 8-11.
  • Fredrickson, W. (2001). The Effect of Performance Medium on Perception of Musical Tension. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 148, 60-64.
  • Pembrook, R. G. & Fredrickson, W. E. (2000/2001). Prepared yet Flexible: Insights from the Daily Logs of Music Teachers. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 147, 149-152.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2000). Perception of Tension in Music: Musicians versus Nonmusicians. Journal of Music Therapy, 37(1), 40-50.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Pembrook, R. G. (1999). “I Got to Teach All Day!” (Perceptions of Student Teachers). Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 141, 36-40.
  • Byrnes, S. R., Darrow, A. A., & Fredrickson, W. E. (1999). Sign Language and Choral Performance: An Exploratory Study of Performer and Audience Attitude. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 36, 35-43.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1999). The Effect of Musical Performance on Perception of Tension in Gustav Holst’s First Suite in Eb. Journal of Research in Music Education, 47, 44-52.
  • Fredrickson, W. E., Johnson, C. M., & Robinson, C. R. (1998). The Effect of Pre-conducting and Conducting Behaviors on the Evaluation of Conductor Competence. Journal of Band Research, 33(2), 1-13.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1997). Elementary, Middle, and High School Students’ Perception of Tension in Music. Journal of Research in Music Education, 45, 626-635.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1997). Musicians and Nonmusicians Responses to Tension in Grainger’s Irish Tune from County Derry. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 34, 1-5.
  • Madsen, C. K., Geringer, J. M., & Fredrickson, W. E. (1997). Focus of Attention to Musical Elements in Haydn’s Symphony #104. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 133, 57-63.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1997). Social Influence and Effects on Student Perception and Participation in Music. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 15(2), 29-32.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Johnson, C. M. (1996). The Effect of Performer Use of Rubato on Listener Perception of Tension in Mozart. Psychomusicology, 15, 78-86.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1996). The Effect of Information on Eighth-Grade Students’ Recognition of Music Therapy as a Career. Music Therapy Perspectives, 14, 95-96.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1995). Ninth-Grade Student Perceptions of a Band Festival Experience. Journal of Band Research, 31(1), 56-69.
  • Johnson, C. M. & Fredrickson, W. E. (1995). The Effect of Aural Commentary, Written Comments, and Behavioral Self-Assessment on Conductor Intensity. Journal of Band Research, 30(2), 27-38.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1995). A Comparison of Perceived Musical Tension and Aesthetic Response. Psychology of Music, 23, 81-87.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1994). The Effect of a Conductor on Perception of Musical Tension. Southeastern Journal of Music Education, 6, 222-227.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1994). Band Musicians’ Performance and Eye-Contact as Influenced by Loss of a Visual and/or Aural Stimulus. Journal of Research in Music Education, 42, 306-317.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1994). Devices for Recording Ongoing Responses to Music in Education and Therapy. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, 31, 1-9.
  • Madsen, C. K. & Fredrickson, W. E. (1993). The Experience of Musical Tension: A Replication Of Nielsen’s Research Using The Continuous Response Digital Interface. Journal of Music Therapy, 30(1), 46-63.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1992). Research on Eye-Contact with Implications for the Conductor: A Review of Literature. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 11(1), 25-31.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1991). The Effect of Focus of Attention on Conducting Behaviors Including Eye-Contact of Pre-Service Conductors. Southeastern Journal of Music Education, 3, 54-60.
  • Robison, T., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Councill, K., Fredrickson, W. E., Helmick, J., Hoffman, E. C., Melago, K., & Williams, B. (2021). Inspiring the next generation of music educators: A multiple case study of high school music experiences and career choice. Journal of Research in Music Education, 69(2), 207-227.
    Fredrickson, W. E., Lychner, J. A., & Scherber, R. V. (2020). Who is your favorite teacher, and why? Research Perspectives in Music Education, 21(1), 2-11.
    Rickels, D. A., Hoffman, E. C., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2019). A Comparative Analysis of Influences on Choosing a Music Teaching Occupation. Journal of Research in Music Education, 67(3), 286-303.
    Fredrickson, W. E., Byrnes, S. R., & Aycock, S. R. (2018). Older/Younger Sibling Pairs in the Context of a Community Outreach Children’s Choir. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 36(2), 32-37.
    Porter, A. M., Payne, P. D., Burrack, F. W., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2017). Encouraging Students to Consider Music Education as a Future Profession. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 26(2), 12-24.
    Cheng, X., Lagrimas, L. F., & Fredrickson, W. E. (2016). A Demographic Study of Undergraduate Music Students Taking Group Piano Classes. Research Perspectives in Music Education, 18(2), 35-49.
Non-Refereed Publications
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2010). Perspectives: An Interview with Irma H. Collins on the Founding of the Society for Music Teacher Education and the Creation of the Journal of Music Teacher Education. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 20(1), 105-113.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2010). Commentary: Transitions. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 19(2), 3-5.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2009). Commentary: Introspection. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 18(2), 4-6.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Conway, C. M. (2009). Commentary: Conversations. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 19(1), 4-8.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2008). Commentary: Epiphany. Journal of Music Teacher Education18(1), 3-5.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2008). Commentary: Teaching. Journal of Music Teacher Education17(2), 5-6.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2007). Commentary: Progress. Journal of Music Teacher Education17(1), 5-6.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2007). Commentary: Improvisation. Journal of Music Teacher Education 16(2), 7-9.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2006). Commentary: History. Journal of Music Teacher Education16(1), 5-6.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2006). Commentary: Music Matters. Journal of Music Teacher Education 15(2), 6-7.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2005). It Was All in a Day’s Work: Daily Reflections of Music Field Experience, Student Teachers, First-Year and Experienced Teachers. In D. J. Teachout (Ed.), Proceedings from the 2005 Symposium on Music Teacher Education [CD]. Greensboro, NC: UNCG School of Music.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2005). Commentary: Dialogue. Journal of Music Teacher Education15(1), 6-7.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Neill, S. (2004). Is it Friday Yet? (Perceptions of first-year music teachers). In J. Tafuri (Ed.), Research for Music Education: Proceedings of the 20th ISME Research Seminar, Las Palmas, Spain (pp 86-92).
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2005). Commentary: Assumptions. Journal of Music Teacher Education 14(2), 44-46.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2004). From Research to Practice: Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education #40. Missouri School Music Magazine 58(4), 28.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2004). Commentary: Life in Transition. Journal of Music Teacher Education 14(1), 5-7.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2003). From Research to Practice: Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education #39. Missouri School Music Magazine 57(3), 24-25.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2002). Review of the book The science and psychology of music performance by Richard Parncutt and Gary E. McPherson (Eds.). Psychomusicology, 18, 147-148.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Pembrook, R. G. (2002). ‘When you pinpoint incorrect notes and they still miss them, what do you do then?’: Perceptions of field experience students. In G. Welsh and G Folkestad (Eds.), A world of music education research: Proceedings of the 19th ISME research seminar, Gothenburg, Sweden (pp 83-88).
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2002). From Research to Practice: Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education #38. Missouri School Music Magazine 56(3), 22-24.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (2001). From Research to Practice: Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education #37. Missouri School Music Magazine 55(4), 30-34.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. & Pembrook, R. G. (2000). “So, How Was School Today?” Research on the Daily Reflections of Student Teachers and Experienced Music Educators. The Recorder: Journal of the Ontario Music Educators Association, 43(1), 28-30.
  • Johnson, C. M., Fredrickson, W. E., Achey, C. A, & Gentry, G. R. (2000). The Effect of Nonverbal Elements of Conducting on the Overall Evaluation of Student and Professional Conductors. In J. Tafuri (Ed.), Quaderni della SIEM: Semestrale di ricedrca e didattica musicale (pp. 156-164). Bologna, Italy: Societa Italiana per L’Educazione Musicale. [proceedings of the national meeting of the Societa Italiana per L’Educazione Musicale]
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1999). Report of the MMEA Teacher Recruitment and Retention Committee. Missouri School Music Magazine, 54(1), 28-30.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1999). Review of the dissertation An Investigation of the Relationships Between Undergraduate Music Education Students’ Early Field Experience and Student Teaching Performance by Gregory Robert Fant. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 139, 67-69.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1998). Music Teacher Education in Missouri. Missouri School Music Magazine, 53(1), 30.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1993). The Cooperating Teacher: A Key Role. Missouri School Music Magazine, 48(1), 20.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1993). From Research to Practice: Gaining Control of the Rehearsal. Missouri School Music Magazine, 47(3), 20.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1993). Devices for Recording Ongoing Responses to Music in Education and Therapy. Newsletter for the Affective Response Special Research Interest Group, 13(1), 2. [annotated abstract]
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1989). Why Not the Baritone Saxophone? The Saxophone Symposium, 14(3), 26-27.
  • Fredrickson, W. E. (1979). Some Observations on the Sixth World Saxophone Congress. The Saxophone Symposium, 4(3), 26-27.
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