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Brian Weidner

Professor of Education


Music Education


PhD Candidate Music Education, Anticipated Spring 2017, Northwestern University
M.Ed. School Leadership, Olivet Nazarene University
MM Music, Northern Illinois University
BME Music Education & BA English, Illinois State University

Courses Taught

Education 210: Observing the Schooling Process
Education 239: History of Education in American Society


Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Lecturer 2016-2017

McHenry High School, McHenry, Illinois
Fine Arts Coordinator
Instrumental Music & General Music Instructor

Golf School District 67, Morton Grove, Illinois
Choral Music & General Music Instructor

Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, Illinois


Weidner, B.N. (2018). Achieving greater musical independence in ensembles through cognitive apprenticeship. Music Educators Journal, 104(3), 26-31.

Weidner, B.N. (2015). Developing musical independence in a high school band. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 305, 71-86

Hansen, D. & Weidner, B.N. (2014). Literacy connections for secondary students. In D. Hansen, E. Bernstorf, & G.M. Stuber. The Music & Literacy Connection (2nd edition). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Pub.