SASMT Conference 2025

Take note of this upcoming SASMT Conference which will take place in March, 2025.

Craig Resta, Professor of Music Education from Kent State University (Ohio USA) will be the keynote speaker for this event!
Resta holds degrees from University of Maryland College Park, Indiana University, and Baylor University (United States). His music teaching experience encompasses elementary through doctoral levels, and performance background comprises early and modern strings. Research interests include historical inquiry and analysis, sociocultural paradigms in music education, educational leadership and arts advocacy, and educator preparation at multiple levels. Performance activity includes programs in recognized venues with Armonia Nova and Bernardus Medieval Music Ensemble, among others. He has engaged with professional conferences for national and international events of the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), College Music Society (CMS), Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME), and International Society for Music Education (ISME), among others. Overall, he has presented more than 80 sessions, workshops, performances, and related professional activities in 10+ countries internationally. Professor Resta has published research in the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, American String Teacher, and as contributor to the Grove Dictionary of American Music. He served as Editor of the juried research journal, Contributions to Music Education (2013-2020); and a principal publication is his book, Valuing Music in Education: A Charles Fowler Reader (Oxford University Press, 2017). The content centers on 50 essays, with critical commentary, by the notable arts education advocate Dr. Charles Fowler, on the role and purpose of musical experiences in schools and society. This text is of interest to scholars and laypeople alike, highlighting the importance of arts education to diverse audiences. Dr. Resta is presently Professor of Music Education at Kent State University (Ohio USA), where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses (BME, MME, PhD) in string and instrumental methods, pre-service music teacher preparation, online classes and pedagogies, and music education research and foundational studies.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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