School of Music
Ph.D., University of Missouri
M.M., University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Music Education , University of Northern Colorado
Rehearsal preparation and lesson planning
Music pedagogical content knowledge
Virtual reality in rehearsal and conducting preparation,
Preservice teacher preparation.
The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.
Wacker, A. T. (2018). Effects of differing content knowledge types on perceptions of novices' rehearsal effectiveness: An exploratory Study. Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education (53).
Silvey, B A., Regier, B., & Wacker, A. T. (2018). Effects of Wind Ensemble Seating Arrangements on College Musicians' Perceptions of Musical Performance. International Journal of Music Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0255761418771103
Silvey, B. A., Wacker, A. T., & Felder, L. (2017). Effects of baton usage on college musicians' perceptions of ensemble performance. International Journal of Music Education, 35(3), 333-342. doi:10.1177/0255761416667465
Wacker, A. T., & Silvey, B. A. (2016). Programming trends of southeastern conference wind ensembles (2009–2014). Journal of Band Research, 52(1), 29-43.
Wacker, A., Scherer, A., Hampton, R., & Regier, B. (2019). Programming trends of Missouri Music Education Association Annual Conference (2009-2018).
Wacker, A. (2019). Lesson preparation and teacher knowledge in music education: A review of literature. .
Wacker, A. (2019). An Examination of Music Education Majors’ Perceptions of Lesson Planning. Contributions to Music Education.
Wacker, A. (2016). Thoughts on creating an effective lesson plan.
Wacker, A. (2015). I love research (and you can, too)! , 63(1), 16–17.
Green Country Oklahoma Orff
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Oklahoma Bandmasters Association
Oklahoma Music Education Association
College Band Directors Association
International Tuba Euphonium Association
National Association for Music Education