TJ Dust

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Acting Chair, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
tom.dust@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-0751
Address
451 Education Centre - South
11210 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G5

Acting Chair, Faculty of Education - Secondary Education Dept
Email
tom.dust@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

Dr. Thomas Dust holds the position of Professor of Secondary Music Education. Dr. Dust teaches the undergraduate and graduate Curriculum and Instruction courses in secondary music, directs the Faculty of Education Concert Band and Jazz Band II for the Department of Music.

Dr. Dust holds undergraduate degrees in Science and Music Education from the University of Alberta and has earned the degrees of Master of Music (Jazz Studies) and Doctor of Music Education from Indiana University School of Music (Bloomington). While attending Indiana University he held the position of Associate Instructor in the Jazz Department and was the director of the Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis Campus Jazz Ensemble. His principal teachers were David Baker, Dominic Spera, Allan Dean, Charles Schmidt and Jean Sinor.

Dr. Dust is active as a school band clinician, festival adjudicator and professional trumpeter and bandleader. He has written numerous jazz compositions for performance by Jazz Band II and is a frequent contributor of articles to various local, national and international music and music education journals. He is an active member of the MENC, the IAJE, the International Trumpet Guild and the American Federation of Musicians (local 390). Dr. Dust's performance credits include work with the Tommy Banks Big Band, the Big Miller Big Band, the Al Cobine Big Band, the Tommy Dorsey Show, the Tony Baron Orchestra, the El Morocco Orchestra, Ice Capades and numerous show bands, celebrity back-up orchestras, circus bands and rodeo bands.


Teaching

EDSE 443 - Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Music I
EDSE 444 - Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary School Music II
MUSIC X49 - Jazz Ensemble

Courses

EDSE 401 - Conference Seminar

May require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Spring Term 2021
EDSE 501 - Conference Seminar

Prerequisites: consent of Instructor and Department. May include alternate delivery sections; may require payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Spring Term 2021

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Scholarly Activities

Research - Publications

Refereed Publications

Dust, T. (2006). Motivational influences to pursue graduate studies in education. The Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 52(2), 158-166.

Dust, T. (2006). The establishment of curricular instrumental music classes in the schools of Alberta. The Canadian Music Educator, 47(4), 37-39.

Manhart, G. & Dust, T. (2005). So you got braces…now what? ITG Journal, Jr. 3(1), 1&4. Manhattan, Kansas: International Trumpet Guild.

Other Refereed Contributions

Papers presented at conferences

Buck, G. & Dust, T. (2008). Before the onslaught: Early music education in the Canadian west. Canadian Society for the Study of Education/Canadian Association for Foundations of Education, Vancouver, BC, June 2, 10 attendees.

Dust, T., Griffen, S., Montgomery, A., Smith, K., & Smith, M. (2007). Music education and the university context. Canadian Music Educators’ Pan Canadian Think Tank, St. John’s, Newfoundland, June 27, 40 attendees.

Dust, T. & Montgomery, A. (2005). Music education in Canada: What is the state of the art? Alberta. Canadian Society for Studies in Education, London, ON, May 25-27, 100 attendees.

Refereed Poster Presentations

Buck, G. & Dust, T. (2008). St. Joseph’s Industrial School Brass Band and William Scollen. Music Conference Alberta/Alberta Band Association, Red Deer, AB, November 1-3, 300 attendees.

Buck, G. & Dust, T. (2008). St. Joseph’s Industrial School Brass Band and William Scollen. University of Alberta/Faculty of Education, June 20.

Non-refereed Contributions

Book, DVD, CD reviews

Dust, T. (2008). Teacher resource guide: All of me. In R. Miles and R. Carter (Eds.), Teaching Music Through Performance in Jazz (1st ed., pp. 89-97). Chicago,Illinois: GIA Publications, Inc.

Dust, T. & Montgomery, A. (2008). Alberta: Music Education in Alberta: The Contribution. In K. Veblan & D. Beynon (Eds.), From Sea to Sea:Perspectives on Music Education in Canada (E-book. This is an abstract of the chapter in the book Music Education in Canada: What is the State of the Art? To be released in 2008.

Dust, T. (2005). [Review of the CD Greg Hopkins Quintet: Quintology]. The Instrumentalist, 60(3), 8.

Dust, T. (2005). [Review of the CD Gomalan brass quintet]. The Instrumentalist, 59(7), 70.

Dust, T. (2004). [Review of the book Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong encyclopedia].The Instrumentalist, 59(3), 8-9.

Dust, T. (2004). [Review of the DVD Gene Krupa jazz legend]. The Instrumentalist, 59(4), 10.

Dust, T. (2004). [Review of the CD Los Jazz Vatos]. The Instrumentalist, 58(9), 64.

Dust, T. (2004). [Review of the CD Déjà vu]. The Instrumentalist, 58(10), 57.

Dust, T. (2003). [Review of the book Jazz pedagogy: The jazz educator’s handbook and resource guide, with DVD]. The Instrumentalist, 58(4), 78.

Articles in professional journals

Dust, T. (2007). Making a Good Sound on the Trumpet. Teaching Music, 14(4), 42-45.

Dust, T. (2003). Good improvisation evolves from jazz forms, chord progressions. The Instrumentalist, 57(10), 17-19.

Presentations at professional conferences

Dust, T. (2005). Music sight-reading like the pros. Alberta Festival of Bands, Red Deer AB, May 23-28, approx. 6000 attendees.

Dust, T. (2003). Music fundamentals. Alberta Festival of Bands, Red Deer AB, May 12-16, approx. 3100 attendees.

Dust, T. & Bowen, R. (2004). Improving jazz performance. JazzWorks Festival, Edmonton, February 11-14, approx. 500 attendees.

Dust, T. (2002). Improving music sight-reading. Northern State University – South Dakota, November 13, 250 attendees.

Dust, T. (2002). Improving your performance. Southern Alberta International Stage and Concert Band Festival, Calgary AB, February 23, 500 attendees.

Dust, T. (2002). Improving your sight-reading. Alberta Festival of Bands, Red Deer

AB, May 14-17, approx. 5000 attendees.

Creative works

Dust, T. (2007). Alberta: Students’ Union Song. Wind band arrangement of C. Lambertson composition. 11 performances by the University of Alberta Convocation Band (AFofM, local 390).

Dust, T. (2007). Big Band Theme Montage. Jazz band arrangement of 1930s & 1940s big band theme songs. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Bands I, II, & III.

Dust, T. (2006). Tain’t What Cha Do ( It’s The Way That You Do It). Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald recording transcribed and adapted for contemporary jazz band instrumentation. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T. (2005). The Canadian National Railways March. Maurice Zbriger composition arranged for wind band. Performed by the University of Alberta Convocation Band.

Dust, T. (2004). Swamp Passion. Composition for jazz band. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T, (2004). L-O-V-E. Bert Kaempfert composition arranged for jazz band and vocalist. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T. (2004). Dance of the Taconauts. Composition for jazz band. Performed by the Indiana University Jazz Ensemble, the Morehead State (KY) University Jazz Ensemble, the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T. (2003). A-Tisket, A-Tasket. Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald recording transcribed and adapted for contemporary jazz band instrumentation. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T. (2002). Golden Bear Samba. Composition for jazz band. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Dust, T. (2002). I Thought About You. Johnny Mercer & James van Heusen Composition arranged for jazz band and vocalist. Performed by the University of Alberta/Grant MacEwan College Jazz Band II.

Forthcoming Contributions

Dust, T., & Manhart, G. (Submitted). Solving the embouchure roll. The Instrumentalist. 5 pages.

Dust, T., & Buck, G. (Accepted – to be published in the Fall/2008 issue). St. Joseph’s Indian Industrial School Brass Band & William Scollen: Two Alberta Firsts. Canadian Winds –Vents canadiens.10 pages.

Montgomery, A. & Dust, T. (Book chapter to be published in 2008). Alberta: Music Education in Alberta: The Contribution. In Music Education in Canada: What is the State of the Art? Coalition for Music Education in Canada, Agincourt, ON.

Publications

Before the onslaught: Early music education in the Canadian west
Author(s): Buck, G. & Dust, T
Publication Date: 2008

Making a Good Sound on the Trumpet
Author(s): Dust, T.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Teaching Music
Volume: 14
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 42-25

St. Joseph’s Industrial School Brass Band and William Scollen
Author(s): Buck, G. & Dust, T.
Publication Date: 2008

Teacher resource guide: All of me
Author(s): Dust, T.
Publication Date: 2008

Music sight-reading like the pros
Author(s): Dust, T.
Publication Date: 2005