Steven Kelly

Steven Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at Florida State University. He received his bachelor and master 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, Dr. Kelly teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, conducts the University Symphonic Band, and coordinates in the music education internship program.

Dr. Kelly taught in the Virginia public schools, and on the faculties at Brevard College (NC) and the University of Nebraska – Omaha. His teaching and research interests include sociological issues in music education, teacher education, and effective teacher characteristics. Dr. Kelly is the author of Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education. He has served on the review boards for the Journal of Research on Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Journal of Band Research and the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education.  Additionally, Dr. Kelly has served as a guest reviewer for the Psychology of Music journal and the International Journal of Music Education.

Dr. Kelly is a former President of the Florida Music Education Association and is a recipient of the College Music Educator of the year by FMEA.  He has also been a recipient of the FSU University Undergraduate Teaching Award and is Director of the FSU Summer Music Camps.