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About the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE)

  • The Society for Music Teacher Education aspires to:
    • Improve the quality of teaching and research in music teacher education.
    • Provide leadership in the establishment of standards for certification of music teachers.
    • Serve as an arm of NAfME in influencing developments in music teacher education and in the certification of music teachers.
  • Visit SMTE for the latest event and program information.
  • Also see SMTE’s publication Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE).


Sean Powell Portrait

Sean Powell

Sean Robert Powell is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at the University of North Texas where he teaches graduate courses in sociology, philosophy, qualitative research, and music teacher education.…

Society Members

Sean Powell (2022-2024), Chair
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Sommer Forrester (2022-2028), Eastern Division
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, Massachusetts
Nathan Kruse (2018-2024), North Central Division
Case Western University
Cleveland, Ohio
Peter Hamlin (2022-2028), Northwestern Division
Gonzaga University
Spokane, Washington
Angela Munroe (2020-2026), Southern Division
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
Don Taylor (2020-2026), Southwestern Division
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Jared Rawlings (2021-2024), Western Division
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
David Rickels (2022-2024), Immediate Past Chair
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
Daniel Hellman (2022-2028), Symposium Chair
Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Jay Dorfman (2018-2024), Communications Chair
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Christopher Baumgartner (2022-2028), ASPA Coordinator,
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Ann Marie Stanley (2022-2024), Chair-Elect
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisianna
Colleen Conway, JMTE Editor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Jacqueline Henninger, SMTE Board Advisor
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
John Donaldson, Staff Liaison
Director of Professional Development and Publications
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