Music Assessment and Global Diversity

Advancing Music Education through Assessment: Honoring Culture, Diversity, and Practice

The Seventh International Symposium
on Assessment in Music Education

March 19-22, 2019
Gainesville, Florida, USA

Keynote Presenters

Keynote Presenters

Andreas Lehmann-Wermser
Andreas Lehmann-Wermser. Born in 1955 he studied music education, German literature and educational sciences and received his degree in teaching from Hannover Technical University. After 20 years of teaching in secondary schools he returned to Hannover University of Music Drama and Media to receive a PhD in music education in 2002. From 2004 until 2015 Andreas Lehmann-Wermser acted as associate professor for music education at the University of Bremen  but also as Director of the Center for Teacher Education. In 2015 he was appointed full professor and director of the Institute for Music Education Research at Hannover University of Music Drama and Media.  Andreas Lehmann-Wermser has conducted several large studies on musical competencies and musical participation, mostly financed by the federal government of Germany. He is also founder and co-editor of the online bulletin of empirical music education research and chair of ISME's SIG on Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation.


Kelly A. Parkes

Kelly A. Parkes is Associate Professor of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She Directs the Teacher Certification program for pre-service teachers in Music and is Chair of the Teacher Education Policy Committee. She has served as the Chair for the National Association for Music Education Assessment Special Research Interest Group, and as Co-Chair for their work in developing Model Cornerstone Assessments that accompany the 2014 National K-12 Music Standards. She also served on the team that produced the NAfME Workbooks for Building and Evaluating Music Education. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the International Trumpet Guild and serves as an editorial board reviewer for the Journal of Research in Music Education.

Her sustained research activity is found in over 50 publications and she has contributed to more than 100 regional, national, and international conferences. Her research agenda is focused on the assessment of music teaching and learning; in the applied studio in higher education, in K-12 classroom settings, and in music teacher education. In 2010 she was recognized by Virginia Tech University for her teaching and research, winning the XCaliber Award for teaching with technology and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award for her research about pedagogy within higher education. Her music education program was given the University Exemplary Program award in 2012.  In 2018 she was appointed as a Lowell Mason Fellow with the National Association of Music Education in recognition of her important contributions to music education.