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Webinar: Who Counts in Music Education

The Cultural Diversity and Social Justice ASPA is hosting an interactive webinar on December 4th, 2014, from 3:00pm-3:30pm EST. Led by Adam Kruse, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, attendees will discuss some of the social and cultural concerns surrounding the politics of music education scholarship. In particular, the conversation will focus … Continue Reading


2015 Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

The SMTE Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Gloria Ladson-Billings will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research deals with pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful … Continue Reading


New Tools for SMTE Website Users

Registered users on the SMTE website now have some new tools to manage your account information. While logged in, you can access the My Account page from the Tools menu on the right sidebar anywhere on the site. From the My Account page, you can edit your name and contact information, change your password, and update your communications preferences. … Continue Reading

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New Look to SMTE Website

Have you visited the SMTE website ( lately? We recently got an update with a new look to help you more easily find the content most useful to you. The updates will also allow some new features in the coming months, so stay tuned for more news. … Continue Reading

What is an ASPA?

At the 2005 SMTE Symposium on Music Teacher Education, attendees participated in the creation of 12 Strategic Action Groups. Now called Areas for Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs), the purpose of these groups is to develop and implement action plans related to current critical issues in music teacher education. … Continue Reading

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2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education – Call for Proposals

The 2015 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held September 17-19, 2015 at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. The Call for Proposals is now available on the Symposium website, The call encourages submissions focused on the 2015 Symposium theme Toward a Stronger, Richer Community. … Continue Reading

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