(p. ix) Acknowledgments
(p. ix) Acknowledgments
This Handbook would not have been possible without the assistance of many students, scholars, readers, reviewers, study “buddies” and critical friends. Thanks goes out to Oxford reviewers who examined early drafts of the proposal, including Greg DeNardo from the University of Illinois and Wendy Sims from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Early drafts of the proposal were also informed by current University of Michigan PhD students and recent University of Michigan graduates including: Ryan Hourigan, John Eros, Ann Marie Stanley, Kristen Pellegrino, Chad West, Lisa Furman, Scott Edgar, C. Michael Palmer, Erin Hansen, Sommer Forrester, and Shannan Hibbard. Extra thanks to Sommer Forrester and Shannan Hibbard, who read and critiqued multiple early chapters of the book. I have personally learned so much about qualitative research from every qualitative thesis and dissertation I have chaired, so thanks goes to all of the Michigan State University (1998–2001) and University of Michigan (2001–present) graduate students who I have had the pleasure of assisting in the thesis or dissertation process.
Many of the authors in the book have relied on study “buddies” and critical friends to examine their manuscripts before they were even sent to me. Some of these scholars are thanked throughout the chapters, while others wished to remain anonymous. I know all the authors are appreciative of the work of those persons. I am humbled by and indebted to the terrific group of music education scholars who have contributed their expertise as authors of the chapters in this Handbook. Thank you to Randall Allsup, Janet Barrett, Margaret Berg, Judy Birk, Liora Bresler, Mark Campbell, Bruce Carter, Scott Edgar, John Eros, Kate Fitzpatrick, Erin Hansen, Ryan Hourigan, Pat Krueger, Nathan Kruse, Koji Matsunobu, Yiannis Miralis, Kristen Pellegrino, Alison Reynolds, Janet Robbins, Mitchell Robinson, Kathryn Roulston, John Scheib, Margaret Schmidt, Cindy Shindledecker, Ann Marie Stanley, Sandra Stauffer, Bridget Sweet, Evan Tobias, Linda Thompson, Peter Webster, and Chad West.
Finally, a sincere thank you to the staff at Oxford University Press, including Adam Cohen and Caelyn Cobb. A special thank you to Senior Editor Suzanne Ryan for her assistance from the very early discussions of a Handbook possibility to publication of this volume. (p. x)