Colleen Conway is Professor of Music Education at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She holds bachelors and master’s degrees in horn performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her scholarly interests include instrumental music education, preservice music teacher education, qualitative research, professional development for the inservice music teacher, and the mentoring and induction of beginning music teachers. She has presented throughout the USA and in Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Macedonia, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden and has published over 120 articles on these topics in all of the major music education journals. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and former (2011 – 2022) Editor of  Arts Education Policy Review. Book and edited book publications include: Great Beginning for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (GIA, 2006); Teaching Music in Higher Education (Oxford, 2009, 2019); Handbook for the Music Mentor (GIA, 2010); Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (Ed.) (Oxford, 2014, 2020) and Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment  (Ed.)(GIA, 2015, 2024); The Oxford Handbook on Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (Ed) (Oxford, 2019); and Teaching Private Lessons: A Manual for Teachers (Conway Publications, 2019).

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