Mark Montemayor is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Music at the University of North Texas. He teaches instrumental methods and graduate courses in research and curriculum in music education. Previously, he was Professor of Music and head of music education at the University of Northern Colorado, where he was also the Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Dr. Montemayor’s research work includes matters related to the cognitive psychology of music instruction, with particular focus on teacher evaluation, musical modeling, conductor expressivity, and music teacher education. His research is published the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, and Psychology of Music, and he is the author of World Music Pedagogy, Volume IV: Instrumental Music Education (with co-authors Drs. William J. Coppola and Christopher Mena; Routledge, 2018). He has served on the Editorial Committee for JRME and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and he was the chair of the Learning and Development Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education. He is currently the President of NAfME-Texas.

Dr. Montemayor previously taught music at Gig Harbor High School in Gig Harbor, Washington. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied saxophone and music education, and he earned Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees at the University of Washington.

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