Dr. Terry Eder,
College Board Endorsed Consultant for AP Music Theory
This session is being offered during Event 2: June 27-30, 2022
Meet your Consultant for AP Music Theory:
Terry Eder is a retired choral conductor and music teacher with over 40 years of experience at both the college and secondary levels. He remains active as a teacher and currently teaches AP music theory at Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas. He is a College Board Consultant and has presented at many AP summer institutes and one and two-day workshops and has served as a reader and question leader in the reading of the AP Music Theory exam for the past seventeen summers. He has also developed a one-day workshop on vertical teams in music theory for the College Board, has written an article on strategies for dealing with the sight-singing portion of the AP exam, and has presented an online professional development session entitled, “Sight Singing and Its Influence on Melodic and Harmonic Dictation.” He is past co-chair of the College Board AP Music Theory development committee and served as a member of the Music Writing Team for the 2014 National Standards in the Arts. Before his retirement from full time teaching, he was named Plano Senior High School Teacher of the Year. He is also the primary author along with Akira Sato of the AP Instructor’s Manual published in 2018 to accompany the third edition of The Musician’s Guide by W. W. Norton and is currently revising and updating the manual for the upcoming fourth edition. During the spring of 2020 he served as one of two AP Music Theory teachers with the College Board AP Live project to help students prepare for the AP Exam. During the 2020-21 school year he served as lead teacher for AP Daily, a College Board project which enlisted the talents of experienced AP Music Theory teachers to create short videos for each of the topics in the Course and Exam Description. He also created AP Live Review videos to help students prepare for the 2021 AP Exam. He holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from Texas Christian University and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma.