Birch P Browning, Ph.D.
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 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Music
 Office: MU 351
 Phone: 216-687-3768
 Fax: 216-687-9279
 Email: B.BROWNING@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.clevelandwinds.org
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 351, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Education:
Ph.D., Music Education, Florida State University, 2002
MME, Music Education, Florida State University, 1999
BME, Music Education, Florida State University, 1987
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Birch Browning is Associate Professor of Music Education and Chair of the Department of Music at Cleveland State University, and Music Director of the Cleveland Winds, a professional wind band based at CSU. Dr. Browning taught high school band and orchestra in Florida prior to earning a Ph.D. in Music Education at Florida State University. On the CSU faculty since 2002, Dr. Browning previously taught music education courses at Stetson University and FSU.

Dr. Browning toured Russia in 2007 and 2008 as a conducting faculty member of the All-Russia Orchestral Conference, along  with Dr. John Perrine, CSU Associate Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies. During the tour, Dr. Browning conducted a full-length concert with the Volga Band, a professional wind ensemble in residence at the Saratov Conservatory in Saratov, Russia. The program featured Dr. Perrine on William Bolcom┬┐s Concert Suite for Saxophone and Wind Ensemble, and John Williams┬┐ Catch Me If You Can. Dr. Browning also gave a masterclass with the wind ensemble at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. Drs. Browning and Perrine also visited the Gnesin Academy in Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia (in Siberia) for a performance of Paul Hayden's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Browning's professional affiliations include MENC, OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association), CBDNA (College Band Directors National Association), WASBE (World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles), SMTE (Society for Music Teacher Education), and IMTE (Instrumental Music Teacher Educators). Dr. Browning serves as Associate Editor of OMEA's research journal, Contributions to Music Education, and is on the editorial board of the ASEAN, a music research journal published in Thailand.

Dr. Browning's first book, Becoming a Musician-Educator: An Orientation to Musical Pedagogy, will be published by Oxford University Press.
 
Creative and Activities:
Dr. Browning is the founder/conductor of the Cleveland Winds. For more information on the Cleveland Winds, see http://www.clevelandwinds.org.

Cleveland Winds - Music Director and Founder, October 2009 to present.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor, March 4, 2013.
Ohio Music Education Association District 8 Middle School Honor Band - Guest Conductor and Clinician. January 12, 2013.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. November 19, 2012.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. March 5, 2012.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. November 7, 2011.
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest Conductor. April 3, 2011.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. March 7, 2011.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. October 18, 2010.
Cleveland Winds - Broadcast on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station. April 13, 2010.
Lorain City Schools All-City Band - Conductor. March 31, 2010.
Cleveland Winds - Music Director, conductor. March 1, 2010.
Ohio Music Education Association District 2 - Honor Band Clinician. January 15-16, 2010.
Governors Band (Moscow Region) - Guest Conductor. Moscow, Russia. November 25, 2009.
Samara (Russia) City Band - Guest Conductor. Samara, Russia. November 19, 2009.
Volga Band - Guest Conductor. Saratov Conservatory, Saratov, Russia. November 14, 2009.
Cleveland Winds, Premiere Concert - Music Director, conductor. November 2, 2009.
Ohio Music Education Association District 7 - Honor Band Clinician. October 16-17, 2009.
CSU Chamber Winds - Broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station. April 14, 2009.
Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra - Guest Conductor. April 5, 2009.
Mercyhurst College Tri-State Band Festival - Guest Conductor/Clinician. Erie, PA - January 8-10, 2009.
Wind Ensemble of the Filial Branch of the Russian Music Academy - Guest Conductor. Khanty-Mansyisk, Russia. November 19-23, 2008.
Cleveland Chamber Winds - Live performance on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station. October 14, 2008.
CSU Chamber Winds - Live Performance on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station. Oc- tober 14, 2008.
Volga Band - Guest Conductor. Saratov Conservatory, Saratov, Russia. March 2008.
Cleveland Chamber Winds - Live performance on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station.
March 18, 2008.
Cleveland Chamber Winds - Live performance on WCLV 104.9 FM, Clevelands classical music station. April 24, 2007.
CSU Chamber Winds - Refereed invitational performance at Ohio Music Education Association Annual Convention, Cincinnati, OH. February 2005.
CSU Chamber Winds - Fourteen successful on-campus performances between September 2003 and April 2009.
Chagrin Valley High School Honors Band - Conductor and Clinician. Aurora, OH. February 2005.
The Florida State University Summer Music Camps Honors Chamber Winds - Conductor and Clinician.
Tallahassee, FL. July 2003.
 
Teaching Areas:
Graduate and undergraduate courses in music education.
CSU Chamber Winds.
 
Professional Affiliations:
Ohio Music Education Association
MENC: The National Association for Music Education
Society for Music Teacher Education
Instrumental Music Teacher Educators
College Band Director's National Association
World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles
 
Professional Experience:
Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 2002 - present
Associate Professor of Music
Assistant Professor of Music (2002 - 2008)
Graduate Faculty Status
Graduate Music Program Director (2003 - present)
CSU Chamber Winds, Music Director (2003 - 2006, 2008 - present)

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 1998 - 2002
Teaching Assistant (Music Education)
Ph.D. in Music Education - 2002
Master's Of Music Education - 1999
Summer Music Camps, Assistant Director (2000 - 2002)
 
University Service:
University Computational Services Committee
2006 - 2009 (Chair, 2007 - 2009)

CSU eLearning Student Services Team, member
2008 - present

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) eLearning Committee
Co-chair, 2007 - 2009

PeopleSoft Update Implementation Committee
2007 - 2009 (projected)

Ad Hoc General Education Implementation Committee
Summer 2007

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Curriculum Committee
2004 - 2005

Chair, Music Department Graduate Committee
2003 - present

Collegiate MENC: The National Association for
Music Education, CSU Student Chapter, Advisor
2002 - present

Department Search Committees:
Music Student Recruiter 2006
Music Student Recruiter 2004
Assistant Professor: Chair, Jazz Studies and Applied Saxophone  2004
Assistant Professor: Music History 2003
Visiting Professor: Jazz Studies and Applied Saxophone 2002
 
Professional Service:
CSU OCMEA Chapter Sponsor, 2002 - present.

Contributions to Music Education, Associate Editor, 2009 - present; Editorial Board, 2008 - present.
 
Research Grants:
Cleveland State University Undergraduate Research Grant: Action Research with Chamber Music Ensembles, Summer 2007 - Transferring theory to practice. Undergraduate music education majors served as instructors at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Junior High Summer Music Camp. The purpose of this project was to investigate the effect of computer-assisted self-observation and deliberate reflection on their instructional behaviors. Awarded $12,400.00

Cleveland State University - University Center for Teaching and Learning (UCTL) Teaching Enhancement Grant, Fall 2005. Development of a software-assisted approach to teaching observation and self-evaluation skills to undergraduate music education majors. This grant provided Dr. Browning with the opportunity to obtain software development training at The Big Nerd Ranch. Awarded $3800.

Cleveland State University - University Center for Teaching and Learning - Teaching Enhancement Grant, Fall 2003. A systematic approach to student portfolio development for undergraduate music education majors: Awarded $4,906.94