SRME Executive Committee


Deborah Confredo is Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Music Education in the Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University. Founder and conductor of Temple’s Night Owls Campus/Community Band, Confredo’s specialties include instrumental rehearsal techniques and teaching methods, assessment, research, music psychology, conducting, wind band literature, community bands, and informal music learning. She was appointed conductor of the Philadelphia All-City High School Band in 2016. Dr. Confredo has taught elementary and secondary instrumental music in Pennsylvania and New York.

She has co-authored the texts The Complete Woodwind Instructor: A Guidebook for the Music Educator and Lessons in Performance (FJH), and is editor of Superior Bands in Sixteen Weeks, and Chorales and Rhythmic Etudes for Superior Bands. An instrumental editor, arranger, author, and consultant for the FJH Music Company, she is lead author for the FJH publication Measures of Success®, a multi-level band method for beginning and intermediate instrumentalists. She developed and is featured in the Measures of Success® Video Practice Buddy Series, an online video tutorial program for developing band musicians. She works in partnership with the bands of ANBIMA Piemonte in Italy towards the continued development of band musicians in schools and communities. Her numerous academic articles are published in journals such as the Journal for Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education (CRME), Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Journal for Music Teacher Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Educators Journal, Journal of Band Research, The Instrumentalist, and Contributions to Music Education, as well as in several state music education journals. A past editor of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Confredo has also served multiple terms as an editorial board member for that journal as well as the Journal of Research in Music Education. She is currently an editorial board member for the journals Education, Journal of Research in Music Performance, and the International Journal of Music Education, and ad hoc reviewer for Frontiers in Psychology, an open-access online journal. She serves NAfME as chair of the Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education and was program chair for the 2018 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. Dr. Confredo is in demand as conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and lecturer. Tau Beta Sigma and the Illinois Music Educators Association have honored her for distinguished service to music and music education, Mansfield University has recognized her as a distinguished alumnus, and she is recipient of the Temple University Outstanding Faculty Service Award. Confredo is a freelance saxophonist in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area.


Society for Research in Music Education™ (SRME) Executive Committee

Deborah Confredo, Chair (2018-2020)
Temple University
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Philadelphia, PA

Class of 2018-2024

Beatriz Ilari
University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music
Los Angeles, CA

Evelyn Orman
University of North Carolina 
Dept of Music
Charlotte, NC 

Wendy Sims
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Class of 2016-2022

Carlos Abril
University of Miami
School of Music
Miami, FL

Michael Hewitt
University of Maryland
School of Music
College Park, MD

Christopher Johnson
University of Kansas
School of Music
Lawrence, KS

Class of 2014-2020

Deborah Sheldon Confredo
Temple University
Boyer College of Music and Dance
Philadelphia, PA

John Geringer
Florida State University
College of Music
Tallahassee, FL

Lori Custodero
Teacher’s College, Columbia University
New York, NY



National Executive Board Liaison: Michael Raiber