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Northwest Missouri State University


Ernest Kramer

Ernest Kramer

Email

Office

229 Fine Arts

Phone

660.562.1319
660.562.1346 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1985

Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Music Theory; University of North Texas, 1985
  • M.M. Piano Performance; Drake University, 1978
  • B. M. Piano Performance; Peabody-Vanderbilt University, 1976

Courses Taught

  • 19-201 Enjoyment of Music
  • 19-130 Applied Piano
  • 19-137 Applied Harpsichord
  • 19-271 Advanced Ear Training I
  • 19-272 Advanced Ear Training II
  • 19-273 Advanced Theory I
  • 19-274 Advanced Theory II
  • 19-330 Applied Piano
  • 19-337 Applied Harpsichord
  • 19-387 Music Literature III
  • 19-493 Choral Composition and Arranging
  • 19-530 Graduate Applied Piano 

Academic Interests

  • Composition
  • Theory
  • Ear-Training
  • Music History
  • Piano
  • Harpsichord

Scholarly Activity

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Kramer, Ernest. "Pandas on Parade" in Book One of Myklas Contest Winners. Alfred Publishing, Los Angeles, California.  May 2011.
  • Kramer, Ernest. "Crystal Snowflakes" in Book Four of Myklas Contest Winners. Alfred Publishing, Los Angeles, California.  May 2011.
  • Kramer, Ernest. "Review of What's So Important About Music Education by J. Scott Goble. Teacher College Record, Date published: August 30, 2010.
  • Kramer, Ernest. Review of Seeking the Significance of Music Education:  Essays and Reflections by Bennett Reimer. American Music Teacher, Volume 59, No. 4, Cincinnati, Ohio, February/March 2010, pp. 50-51.
  • Kramer, Ernest. Review of American Muse: The Life and Times of William Schuman by Joseph Polisi. American Music Teacher, Volume 58, No. 5, April/May 2009, Cincinnati, Ohio, 68.

Creative/Musical Compositions

  • Kramer, Ernest.  "A Dream is Our Lives."  Original SATB a cappella composition.  Composed/revised January-March, 2010.
  • Kramer, Ernest.  "Inaugural Festive Fanfare" (abridged two-minute version).  Original composition to honor  the inauguration of Dr. John Jasinski.  Commissioned by the Northwest Wind Symphony.  Premiered on October 23, 2009.
  • Kramer, Ernest.  "Inaugural Festive Fanfare" (full six-minute version).  Original composition to honor the inauguration of Dr. John Jasinski.  Commissioned by the Northwest Wind Symphony.   Premiered on November 15, 2009.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Organizer and Leader of biannual "Essence of Europe" tours for music students
  • Membership in the College Music Society
  • Membership in the Music Teachers National Association
  • Membership in the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity
  • Honorary Membership in Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity
  • Honorary Membership in Kappa Kappa Psi

Other

  • Flying with my private pilot license, learning foreign languages, and trading in the stock market