Dr. Kristina (Krissie) Weimer is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary instruments (brass and woodwinds), beginning instrumental pedagogy, and research. She earned degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University (B.S., M.M.) and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.).
Dr. Weimer taught public school instrumental and general music in Maryland and West Virginia, and special education in West Virginia. She has numerous state, national, and international conference presentations on topics including sound before sight pedagogy, creativity and improvisation, teacher wellness, recruiting and retaining students, teaching music with autoimmune disease and chronic illness, student practice habits, goal-setting, effective modeling strategies, and presence.
Her research focuses mainly on music teacher mentoring and professional development. She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Visions of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, and Journal of Music Teacher Education. She is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA) Instrumental Music Teacher Educators (IMTE), and Society for Music Teacher Educators (SMTE) where she serves as co-facilitator of the Music Teacher Educators ASPA. She also serves as CMEA research chair, on the Advisory Committee of the Teaching Music magazine, and on the Editorial Board of the Music Educators Journal.