In 2011, Professor Pamela Burnard, from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, attended a presentation by Stephanie McCaw and senior percussion students at the national conference of the Australian Society for Music Education. She subsequently visited Ferny Grove State High and was extremely impressed by the work occurring in the Instrumental Music Program.
Using video recordings of the senior percussion ensemble, Professor Burnard and her research assistant Tatjana Dragovic conducted an in-depth analysis of some of the methodology used, and published their findings in two journal articles due to appear in November 2014
Link to US journal article – coming soon
Link to UK journal article – coming soon