Christopher M. Baumgartner – Bio

Christopher M. Baumgartner is Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and directs the New Horizons Band. Prior to his appointment at OU, Dr. Baumgartner taught music education and bands at Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Missouri, and instrumental music in the Kenton (Ohio) Public Schools. 

Keeping an active agenda in music education research, Dr. Baumgartner routinely presents at state, national, and international conferences. His research interests include music student teaching, instrumental music methods and rehearsal techniques, community music, and music teacher mentoring. Dr. Baumgartner is published in a number of music education jounrals. His book chapter on music student teaching appears in the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Dr. Baumgartner is a member of the Journal of Music Teacher Education Editorial Review Committee and co-facilitates SMTE’s Supporting Beginning Music Teachers ASPA. In Oklahoma, he serves as the OkMEA Mentorship Co-Chair, where he has designed and initiated a statewide music mentoring program and annual Beginning Teacher Workshop.

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