Virginia   Davis

Professor  

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

Dr. Virginia Davis





Selected Publications


  • Virginia Davis. "Higher Ed Rocks: Don't Fret the Small Stuff," Bristol: Intellect, Ltd. 2, no. 3 (November 2018).

  • 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.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Kristina Weimer. The Rio Grande Valley New Horizons Band , UTRGV, $5,000.00 (May 2018 - June 2018)

  • Virginia Davis. Modern Band Fellowship, Little Kids Rock, (May 2018 - May 2018)

  • 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. "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: Pre-test Data," Texas Music Educators Association, TMEA, San Antonio, TX (February 2018)

  • 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)

Current Courses

MUSI 4313 01 - Elementary Music Methods:
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MUSI 6395 01 - Independent Study:
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MUSI 6342 01 - Psychology of Music in Ed:
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