Position: Chair of Conservatory Academics Division; Professor, Music Education
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 222
Phone: (540) 665-4639
Employed Since: 1990
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Dr. Zerull has published articles in The Instrumentalist, Music Educators Journal, Design for Arts in Education Magazine and Arts Education Policy Review. He was a contributing author for the monograph “On the Nature of Musical Experience,” and authored the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) publication “Getting Started with High School Band.” Zerull was a contributor for “Strategies for Teaching Beginning and Intermediate Band,” and “Strategies for Teaching High School Band” also published by MENC.
Dr. Zerull has appeared as guest conductor of Honor Bands and All-County Bands in Georgia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and Virginia, as well as Area All-State Band in New York. He has presented clinics at Colorado, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia Music Educators Association in-services, and at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Presentation topics have included “Improving Musicianship in the Ensemble,” “Developing Understanding Using a Comprehensive Approach in Performance Ensemble Classes,” “Effective Interpretation and Physical Gestures for Ensemble Conductors,” and most recently, “Teaching Musical Expression.” Dr. Zerull presented “Reconsidering Conducting and Performing for a Changing Time” at the Northwestern University Center for the Study of Education and the Music Experience 25th Anniversary symposium.
Dr. Zerull joined the conservatory faculty in 1990 after thirteen years of public and private school teaching in music education, including vocal music at Lutheran High School West (Rocky River, Ohio); elementary instrumental music as graduate assistant at Bowling Green in the Laboratory School Project; and Director of Bands and Orchestra at Northwest Senior High School, (Cincinnati, Ohio).
B.M., M.M., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., Northwestern University