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This webinar will present ideas on helping preservice music educators transition into the role of teacher. Information will focus on the experience before student teaching, the student teaching experience, and the initial years as a music educator. Topics will include professional expectations, preparation and organization, resume development, interview prep, and being the best colleague you can be.

Steve KellySteve Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at Florida State University (FSU). He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kansas. At FSU, he teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, coordinates the music education internship program, and directs the FSU Summer Music Camps. Prior to his appointment at FSU, Steve taught in the Virginia public schools and on the faculties at Brevard College in North Carolina and the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, consultant and guest conductor, has published and presented numerous research papers, served on several journal review boards, and is the author of the book Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education.

Katrina Cox HeadshotKatrina Cox began her career as the Director of Choral Activities and Drama at Centralia High School in Southern Illinois, where she has created a wide array of music course curricula, conducted a variety of ensembles, and directed a multitude of theatrical productions. As Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Nebraska in Omaha (UNO), she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education and research courses, directs the Treble University and Nebraska Medical Choirs, supervises practicum students and clinical teachers, advises undergraduate music education majors, and serves as faculty advisor for the UNO student chapter of NAfME. Her research interests center on conductor, teacher, and collaborative expertise, community engagement in music, and impacts of instructional strategies on student performance outcomes. She maintains an active schedule presenting her research regionally, nationally, and internationally, and providing professional development for in-service teachers locally and nationally.

Lori Gray HeadshotLori Gray is Director of Music Education at Boise State University. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Music Education and supervises field experience students and student teachers. Prior to her experience in higher education, Lori taught in public and private PreK-12 schools in Texas, primarily as a general music specialist. She is an active clinician and has presented research and teaching at state, national, and international events.



NAfME presents this live virtual event at no charge to all as a service to the music education profession. To register, you must enter your NAfME member information or create a nonmember account. After registering, check your email for instructions. A recording of this program will be available to all registrants for one week following the live event. Members can also view archived NAfME webinars in the NAfME Academy. The views expressed are those of the presenter; they do not necessarily reflect the views of NAfME.

April 2024 Teaching Music

Start Date

April 04, 2024

End Date

April 04, 2024

Start and End Time

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (ET)


  • Collegiate

Event Category

  • Live Virtual
  • Webinar


  • Music Teacher Education

Teaching Levels

  • College/University

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