Rick Dammers (RD) is an Associate Professor of Music Education and Chair of the Music Department at Rowan University. Prior to Rowan, he was a music teacher (band and technology) and the Fine Arts Facilitator in the Ladue School District in suburban St. Louis. He completed his Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Illinois. Rick has published articles in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Gifted Child Today, and TEMPO. He has presented at several conferences including the MidWest Band and Orchestra Clinic and Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI). He is a member of the College Music Society Technology Committee, Treasurer of ATMI, and on the Board of Directors of TI:ME. Visit his website at http://users.rowan.edu/~dammers/
David Brian Williams' (DBW) career has included teaching and administrative appointments at Illinois State University, SWRL Educational Research Laboratory, the University of Washington, and the University of Guam. Dr. Williams holds a BMEd and a MM degree from Northwestern Louisiana State University and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from the University of Washington. His technology work broadly covers multimedia and Internet applications, music and arts technology education, the development of software applications for music education, and the management of information and instructional technology resources. He chaired the MENC task force for developing Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Music Technology, in 2001, received the Illinois Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award for his work in music technology, and currently serves on the TI:ME executive committee and is President of The College Music Society. Williams is co-author of the widely used textbook, Experiencing Music Technology, (Cengage/Schirmer Books, 3rd Edition Updated). Visit his website at http://www.coach4technology.net.