SMTE includes eleven groups that conduct focused work on specific areas of music teacher education. Our Areas for Strategic Planning and Action (ASPAs) develop and implement action plans related to current critical issues in music teacher education.

ASPA Directory

Critical Examination of the Curriculum

Brian Weidner and Jill Wilson

Music Teacher Health and Wellness

Colleen McNickle and Melissa Lloyd

Music Teacher Identity Development

Olivia Tucker and Nicole Ramsey


Ryan Shaw and Kelly Bylica

Professional Development for Music Teachers

Benjamin Guerrero and Dave Sanderson

Program Admission, Assessment, and Alignment

Aaron Wacker and Alec Scherer

School/University Partnerships

Emily Mercado and Jason Bowers

Supporting Beginning Music Teachers

Erin Zaffini and Rachel Sorenson

Teacher Recruitment

Jacob Berglin and Whitney Mayo

Latest ASPA News

Open Nominations for SMTE Officer Vacancies

The Society for Music Teacher Education invites nominations for two Division Representative positions (Northwestern and Eastern) for terms that begin July 1, 2022. We also welcome engaged individuals from any Division who have interest in serving as Symposium Chair or...

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ASPA Facilitator Voting Update

Thank you for participating in the ASPA Facilitator Elections. The Music Teacher Health and Wellness ASPA requires a run-off election. Please visit this form to vote in the run-off. Voting ends on November 11, 2021 at 5pm. Once the run-off election is complete,...

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ASPA Reports

ASPA Actions Mind Map (updated Sep. 2017)

ASPA Overview (updated Feb. 2010)