Dr. Timothy J. Groulx is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. A native of Punta Gorda, Florida, he earned his Ph.D. in music education from the University of South Florida in 2010 where he was recipient of the Presidential Fellowship, and earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Teaching from Oberlin Conservatory in 1999.He is active in the music education community as an adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician. Prior to coming to UNF, he was Assistant Professor and music education degree coordinator at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana from 2010-2014 where he also established the University of Evansville Summer Music Camp, serving hundreds of students each year. He was teaching fellow at the University of South Florida from 2006-2010, and from 1999-2010 he taught band and orchestra programs in central Ohio and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.Dr. Groulx has published research in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Music Education Research International and Update!, and serves on the advisory committee for the Music Educators Journal. He has presented clinics at Midwest, NAfME National In-Service Conference, and at state MEAs in Florida and Indiana. He has presented his research at the College Music Society National Conference, NAfME National Research Conference, NAfME’s History Special Research Interest Group Symposia, The Suncoast Music Education Research Symposia and many others throughout the country.
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Rose Francis, Adjunct Professor, Music Education
Rose Francis holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education and Master of Music Performance in Conducting from
the University of North Florida. Francis serves as orchestra director at Pine Forest Magnet School
of the Arts where she conducts an impressive 500 students since 2012. She also serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Civic Orchestra
of Jacksonville from the
beginning of its inaugural season fall of 2016. In addition to conducting this season’s Civic
Orchestra’s concerts at Manifest Distilling, MOSH, Cultural Council and
the Jacksonville Zoo. Francis has helped to develop educational
outreach materials for multiple concerts with Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville
and other organizations including the Jacksonville Symphony educational
concert series. She is a advocate for string education and an emerging leader
in the field.
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Jane Palmer taught music in Duval County for
thirty-five years. At the elementary
level, she taught general music and conducted choirs, Orff ensembles, and
children’s choruses for local opera companies. She is certified in Orff Levels 1 and 2. At the high school level, she served as choral director, keyboard
instructor, and Performing Arts Department Chair at Duncan U. Fletcher High
School where her choirs received consistently high ratings at district and
state F.V.A. Music Performance Assessments. She served as Florida Vocal Association District 4 Chairperson and is a
certified choral judge. Palmer was
selected as Teacher of the Year at both San Pablo Elementary and Duncan U.
Fletcher High Schools, received the Teacher’s Choice Award at Pine Forest
Elementary and was also a semi-finalist
for Duval County Teacher of the Year.
Upstate New York, her educational background includes vocal studies at Indiana
University, The University of Iowa, and The University of North Florida, where
she received her B.A.E. and M.E. degrees. She has performed as a soloist with various area musical organizations,
and currently sings with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus. She also serves on the Education Committee of
the Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony.
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