what is SMTE?
The Society for Music Teacher Education was founded in 1982 as one of the Societies of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Membership is open to all NAfME members with an interest in music teacher education.
SMTE holds a biennial Symposium on Music Teacher Education, and supports research and creative activity about music teacher education. An important feature of SMTE is our Areas for Strategic Planning and Action, or ASPAs, which each focus on a particular topic related to music teacher education.
Checking the “teacher education” interest area on the NAfME membership form establishes membership in the Society for Music Teacher Education.
Read recent updates from SMTE.
Find tools and links related to ASPAs, research, the handbook, additional organizations, and more.
The goal of our biennial conference is to sustain professional conversations and collaborative action while challenging our profession to imagine possibilities for the future of music education.
Also known as?Areas for Strategic Planning and Action,?these twelve action groups have been created to develop and implement action plans related to current critical issues in music teacher education.
Members of the Executive Board, Journal of Music Teacher Education Editorial Committee, and regional chairs can be found here.
We invite SMTE members to identify with one or more ASPAs, contribute via the web-based discussion forums, and participate in ASPA projects.