McPherson, Gary E(dward)
- Jere T. Humphreys
(b Parkes, NSW, Australia, April 1, 1954). Australian music educator and scholar. He was educated at the Sydney Conservatorium (DipMusEd 1977), Trinity College, London (LTCL 1976, FTCL 1977), Indiana University (MME 1982), and University of Sydney (PhD 1993). He taught in Australian public schools (1977–82) and at the University of Western Australia (1983–7), University of New South Wales (1988–2002), and Hong Kong Institute of Education (2002–5). He held the inaugural Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Chair in Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004–9), and was president of the Australian (1995–7) and International (2004–6) societies for music education. He traveled extensively to facilitate international advocacy in music education, and directed an eight-nation study on children’s motivation to study music. McPherson has authored over 100 publications focusing on acquisition of instrumental performance skills, creativity, motivation, and curriculum development. He has edited four books, including ...