Virginia   Davis

Professor  

Office: EPACB B2.126
Phone: (956) 665-3471
Email: virginia.davis@utrgv.edu

Dr. Virginia Davis

  • Areas of Expertise

    • teacher education
    • general music
    • attitudes and preferences
  • Education

    • PhD, Music , The University of Arizona, 2005
    • MM, Music , The University of Arizona, 2000
    • BS, Music Education, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1996
  • Currently Teaching

    MUSI 6346 01R - Classroom Management:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    MUSI 1313 06 - Teaching Mus in Elem School:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Virginia Davis and Diane Persellin. "Harnessing the power of failure in your music classroom: Grit, growth mindset, and greatness," Southwest Musician 85, no. 7 (February 2017): 68-73.

  • Veronica Estrada, Virginia Davis, and Maria Reyes. "Modern educational reforms in India and the U.S," The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities 24, no. 2 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 1-10.

  • Virginia Davis. "Error reflection: Embracing growth mindset in the music classroom," General Music Today 30, no. 2 (2016): 11-17.

  • Daniel Johnson and Virginia Davis. "The effects of musical ensembles-in-residence on elementary students’ auditory discrimination and spatial reasoning skills: A longitudinal study," Visions of Research in Music Education 28, (2016).

  • Virginia Davis. "Rockin’ Around the Clock: An Exploratory Study of Music Teachers' Personal Listening Choices," Research & Issues in Music Education 12, no. 1(2) (2015).

  • Virginia Davis. "Your mentors are for life," Alabama Music Educators Association Oct/Nov, (2014): 47-48.

  • Virginia Davis. "What middle school students need from their general music classes (and how we can help). ," NAfME 23, no. 3 (2011): 17-22.

  • Virginia Davis. "An exploratory study of secondary-school music pupils’ perspectives regarding the student teachers in their classrooms. ," Journal of Music Teacher Education 19, no. 2 (2010): 73-88.

  • Virginia Davis. "The meaning of music education to middle school general music students," Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education 179, (2009): 69-77.

  • Virginia Davis. "Teaching keyboard percussion," The Instrumentalist 63, no. 2 (2008): 44-47.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Virginia Davis. BEAM (Bilingual Education through Arts and Music): The Effect of an Arts Infusion Program on Bilingual Students’ Language Comprehension, Aural Discrimination, and Spatial Reasoning Skills, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, $20,000.00 (January 2017 - May 2018)



Selected Presentations


  • Virginia Davis. "A Panoply of Fun! Music Activities for a New Year," McAllen ISD Fall In-service- Elementary General Music, McAllen ISD, Rayburn Elementary (August 2017)

  • Virginia Davis and Diane Persellin. "Growth Mindset and Grit in the Teacher Education Course ," Mountain Lake Colloquium, Roanoke, VA (May 2017)

  • Virginia Davis and Amy Weimer. "Traversing Two Worlds: Influences on the Career Perspectives of Hispanic Music Majors," Desert Skies Symposium on Music Education, Tempe, AZ (February 2017)

  • Virginia Davis and Diane Persellin. "Dare to Fail: Growth Mindset and Grit in the Music Classroom," Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Annual Convention, TMEA, San Antonio, TX (February 2017)

  • Virginia Davis and Amy Weimer. "Career pathways of Hispanic music and psychology majors," National Association of Hispanic/Latino Studies International Research Forum, National Association of Hispanic/Latino Studies, South Padre Island, TX (October 2016)

  • Daniel Salinas, Renata Garcia Prieto Palacios Roji, Chelsey Rodriguez, Nadia Salazar, Virginia Davis, and Amy Weimer. "Career pathways of Hispanic music and psychology majors," National Association of Hispanic/Latino Studies International Research Forum, South Padre Island, Texas (October 2016)

  • Virginia Davis. "Buckets, bottles, and junk, oh my! Making Music with Found Sounds," Rio Grande Valley Orff Chapter, Los Fresnos, TX (September 2016)

  • Virginia Davis. "Burning at Both Ends: Perspectives of the Mid-Career Music Researcher," National Association for Music Education, National Association for Music Education, Atlanta, GA (March 2016)

  • Virginia Davis. "Burning at Both Ends: Perspectives of the Mid-Career Music Researcher," Texas Music Educators Association annual conference, Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, TX (February 2016)

  • Virginia Davis. "U.S. Researcher Perspectives Regarding the Process of Music Education Research," Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, Tucson, AZ (February 2015)

Current Courses

MUSI 6346 01R - Classroom Management:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
MUSI 1313 06 - Teaching Mus in Elem School:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses