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Steve Kelly, Trotter Visiting Professor

Monday, February 11 at 6:00pm

Frohnmayer Music Building, 140
961 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403

Collegiate National Association for Music Education 

Challenges and Rewards for Future Teachers

Steven N. Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at The 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.

Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Kelly taught in the Virginia public schools, and on the faculties at Brevard College (NC) and the University of Nebraska - Omaha. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, consultant, and guest conductor across the United States. His teaching and research interests include sociological issues in music education, teacher preparation, and effective teacher characteristics. Dr. Kelly has published and presented papers in international and national journals, and at state, regional, national, and international conferences. He is the author of the book Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education. He has served on the review board for the Journal of Research on Music Education. Additionally, Dr. Kelly has served as a guest reviewer for the Psychology of Music journal and the International Journal of Music Education. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Band Research, Research Perspectives in Music Education, the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, and is the President-elect of the Florida Music Education Association.

At FSU, Dr. Kelly teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, conducts the University Concert Band, and coordinates in the music education internship program. He has been a recipient of the University Undergraduate Teaching Award and is the Director of the FSU Summer Music Camps, one of the country’s oldest and largest summer music camps.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Academic


School of Music and Dance

Target Audience

All Students, Residence Halls, Graduate Students









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