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Alan Joseph Gumm, Ph.D., Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Gumm has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the music education industry

He is celebrated for his ability to develop and relate overarching theories for teaching, conducting, singing techniques, and expressive music interpretation.

    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI, March 06, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Alan Joseph Gumm, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gumm celebrates many years' experience in the music profession, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing upon more than three decades of experience, Dr. Gumm is a widely regarded professor at Central Michigan University. In this position, he is celebrated for his ability to develop and relate overarching theories for teaching, conducting, singing techniques, and expressive music interpretation. His career achievements include an eight-dimension theory of music teaching style, as well as a theory of six conducting functions.

In recognition of his contributions to the field of music education, Dr. Gumm has been featured in a wide range of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in Fine Arts and Higher Education. He maintains involvement with a variety of industry organizations, including the Society for Research in Music Education, Society for Music Teacher Education, National Association for Music Education and American Choral Directors Association, where he holds a national position. Dr. Gumm takes great pride in being invited to present at the Arts in Motion symposium, which took place in Europe in 2016.

A lifelong musician, Dr. Gumm chose to enter the field of music education because he enjoyed working with people. Upon completing a Bachelor of Arts through McPherson College in 1983, he attended Fort Hays State University, where he received a Master of Music in 1986. Dr. Gumm went on to complete a Ph.D. through the University of Utah in 1991. Early in his career, he served as a K-12 vocal music teacher with USD 302 Ransom Schools for two years. Dr. Gumm then joined USD 465 Tonganoxie Schools as a vocal music teacher from 1985 to 1988.

Prior to joining Central Michigan University in 2000, Dr. Gumm served as a teaching assistant and assistant instructor with the University of Utah, assistant professor of music with Ithaca College and assistant professor of music with McPherson College. Since the turn of the century, Dr. Gumm has been credited with authoring numerous works pertaining to his areas of expertise. His publications include "Music Teaching Style: Moving Beyond Tradition," "The Music Director's Cookbook: Creative Recipes for a Successful Program," "The Choral Director's Cookbook" and "Making More Sense of How to Sing." In addition, Dr. Gumm has contributed numerous articles to professional journals. A former board member of the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Dr. Gumm has served on the writing team subcommittee tasked with writing the National Core Arts Standards for Music Performance Ensembles, and serves on the American Choral Directors Association national Research and Publications Standing Committee.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Alan Joseph Gumm, Ph.D., has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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