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Presentations, Resources, and Handouts

Below are various projects I have presented at various conventions, workshops, and courses. Resources are also available where noted. Permission to use any resources or presentation material is granted as long as proper credit is given. Please include a link to this website with all printed and presented material.

Musical Career Day


These presentation handouts provides preliminary datra about the musical career day project where I challenged my students to think about various musical careers beyond music performance, teaching, and composition to include various music industry and business jobs.

Publications are currently in process.

<<< Click on graphic for handout.

Virtual Choral Singing:
Beyond the Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir

This video presentation describes the YouTube journey of Melody Myers and was presented at the First ACDA Symposium on Research in Choral Singing. Data was collected for my dissertation (Cayari, 2016)


Cayari, C. (2018, September). Virtual choral singing: Beyond the Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir. American Choral Director’s Association’s Symposium on Research in Choral Singing. Evanston, IL (September)

Video with narration coming soon:

Cayari, C. [Dr. Cayari] (2014, June 5). A pecha kucha on virtual choirs (documentary) [Video File]. Retrieved from



Empower Trans/ GNC/ NB Folks


These presentation handouts give you links and outlines of multiple research projects I've done that help empower transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary musicians.  Research includes:


C., Graham, F. A., Jampole, E. J., & O'Leary, J. (2021). Trans voices speak: Suggestions from trans educators about working with trans students. Music Educators Journal, 108(1), 50-56​

Cayari, C. (2022). Becoming a ‘Trans Synth Queen’: YouTube, electronic music composition, and coming out. Music Education Research, 1-14. doi:10.1080/14613808.2022.2143489


Link to Pictures at a Gender[*] Exhibition.


A Pecha Kucha on Virtual Choirs

This video pecha kucha describes how virtual choirs began, how people are using YouTube and technology to perform, and how I have used these practices in my classroom.


Cayari, C. [Dr. Cayari] (2014, June 5). A pecha kucha on virtual choirs (documentary) [Video File]. Retrieved from


Ethnic Asians, the Model Minority, and the Overlooked Race

As part of the Panel on Equity and Diversity at the Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Convergence on October 6, 2016 at the University of Maryland, College Park, I spoke about some of the problems Asian American students experience as the result of systemic racism in music education and the academy


Handout available. Permanent Link:


Cayari, C. (2016, October). Don't You (Forget About Me): Ethnic Asians, the model minority, and the overlooked race. Panel on Equity & Diversity. Big Ten Academic Alliance Music Education Conference 2016. College Park, MD.

Informal Music Learning and Music Video Creation

Digital Research Poster that presents the data from Cayari (in press, link not available yet). Undergraduate students in an Introduction to Technology in Music Education course were asked to complete a music video as a project. Informal music learning pedagogies were used to guide students through this task. In this video, clips from the projects and data are presented. Do not copy, reproduce, or edit. Videos used with permission from the content creators. Poster is in compliance with copyright citing Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976. Print version


Cayari, C. (2013, October). Music Video Creation in Teacher Education: Incorporating Informal Music into the Curriculum (Digital Research Poster). Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) 2013 Music Education Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Collaborative Video Log

CVLs or Collaborative Video Logs are a collaborative learning model designed to engage groups of students around a topic that promotes ownership, reflection, academic and social outcomes.


A CVL consists of a series of video created by  a small group of student addressing a common theme or topic.  Students select or are assigned a day of the week where they are responsible for posting a video.  Students develop questions which are responded to in turn by other students in turn.  For example, if it is the student assigned to Mondays turn to ask a question, he or she would post a video asking their question and answering from their perspective.  Following that other students would answer the same question in rotation on their assigned day, with the last student in the group posing a new question for the group to answer.  Students throughout the week are responsible for watching and commenting on their peers videos.  At the end of the project student reflect, both individual and as a group, on the topic and what they have learned.

Click here for the SMTE 2015 Handout about Musical CVLs

Click here for the ICQI2017 Handout about CVLs in the classroom

Ukulele Resources

Session notes (available 2015, January)

Wonder, D., Evenhouse, L., Cayari, C., & McGovern, C. (2015, January). Ukulele Micro Sessions. Illinois Music Education Conference. Peoria, IL.




Cayari, C. (2013, January). Uke Can Do It!: Starting a Ukulele Program Can Be Easy and Inexpensive. Illinois Music Education Conference. Peoria, IL.

Show Choir as a Popular Music Ensemble in Choral Music Education


This research poster presents a literature review of the research written about show choir prior to 2013. Click one of the following links for more information. Pictures used with permission from Weaver & Hart (2011).


Abstract and Bibliography




Online Music Making: YouTube and Virtual Ensembles

Research in Music Education 2017: A Multiple Case Study on Virtual Vocal Ensembles and Online Musical Performance. Handout available. Permanent Link:

Cayari, C. (2017, October). A Multiple Case Study on Virtual Vocal Ensembles and Online Musical Performance. Research in Music Education 2017. Bath, UK.

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