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Dr. Bridget Sweet has worked extensively with adolescent singers as a teacher, clinician, and adjudicator. She published the book Growing Musicians: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond (2016, Oxford University Press) and her research interests include middle level choral music education, female and male adolescent voice change, educating and empowering adolescent music students, and the intersection of LGBTQ issues and the music classroom. Dr. Sweet's research has appeared in publications of Bulletin of the Council for Researchin Music Education, Choral Journal, International Journal of Music Education: Research, Journal of Research in Music Education and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. She was invited to author the chapter “Qualitative Choral Music Research” in The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (2014).  

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Research Output 2006 2018

Voice change and singing experiences of adolescent females

Sweet, B. M. Jul 2018 In : Journal of Research in Music Education. 33, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Re-placing music teacher education: Collaboration in a school-university partnership

Kruse, A. J., Dare, J. & Sweet, B. M. Jan 17 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

The adolescent female changing voice: Supporting singers for a life of song

Sweet, B. M. Mar 10 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Adolescents and adolescence: The glass really is half-full

Sweet, B. M. Feb 9 2016 In : Oxford University Press OUPblog.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adolescent voice change: Enriching the conversation with transgender perspectives

Sweet, B. M. & Bergonzi, L. S. May 19 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2010 2017

Urbana High School Choral Clinic

Sweet, B. M. (Participant)
Apr 20 2016

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Prairie Junior High School Choral Clinic

Sweet, B. M. (Participant)
Apr 13 2013

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Normal Community High School

Sweet, B. M. (Participant)
Mar 15 2015

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course