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Dr. Terry Eder, PSHS Music Theory

TERRY EDER is a choral conductor and music teacher with over 30 years of experience at both the college and secondary levels, is currently the Music Theory teacher at Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas, where he teaches Beginning and AP* Music Theory.

He also serves as Lead Teacher for the O'Donnell Foundation's Advanced Placement Music Theory incentive program involving twelve high school music theory programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

He is a College Board Consultant and has presented at several Advanced Placement Music Theory summer institutes and two-day workshops. He also participates in the Reading of the AP* Music Theory exam each summer. About 80-85% of the music theory students that he has taught have received qualifying scores of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP* Music Theory examination over the past 11 years.

Dr. Eder has also developed a one-day workshop on Vertical Teams in Music Theory for the College Board and has written an article on strategies for dealing with the sight singing portion of the AP* exam. He is currently a member of the College Board* AP* Music Theory Development Committee.

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