Music Assessment and Global Diversity

Assessment in Music Education: Theory, Practice, and Policy

The Eighth International Symposium of
Assessment in Music Education

May 14-24, 2021
Virtual Symposium

Symposium Organizers

Organizing Chair

Timothy BrophyDr. Timothy S. Brophy
Director of Institutional Assessment
Professor of Music Education
University of Florida, USA

Timothy S. Brophy is Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Florida and Professor of Music Education.  Prior to his appointment as Director, he was Assistant Dean for Research, Technology, and Administrative Affairs in the College of the Arts and a member of the music education faculty in the School of Music.  He joined the University of Florida faculty in 2000.  He is a multiple award-winning teacher and an established researcher who possesses advanced knowledge and expertise with organizational assessment systems and institutional, program, and academic assessment.  He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is sole author of three books, including the widely acclaimed Assessing the Developing Child Musician. He has edited and published the selected papers from the 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017 International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education, and is sole editor and contributing author of the two-volume Oxford Handbook on Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. Dr. Brophy has conducted workshop sessions and conference presentations throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.

Dr. Brophy holds national and international leadership roles in assessment, served as a past National Chair of the Assessment Special Research Interest Group of The National Association for Music Education, and founded the first Assessment Special Interest Group for the International Society for Music Education. He has extensive experience with test development and data collection processes for standards-based assessments and knows large-scale assessment structures and processes, policy, and state and national assessment issues.  He has taught graduate courses in measurement and evaluation, and possesses working knowledge of psychometrics, classic test theory, and item response theory. He designed and implements the University of Florida’s Assessment System and is active in the higher education assessment community as an author and presenter. Dr. Brophy has focused international attention on assessment in music education as the Founding and Organizing Chair of the International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME), a biennial series of symposia that began in 2007 and conducted around the world. He serves as an assessment expert for the New York State Arts Blue Ribbon Commission. He worked with the International Baccalaureate in the Hague, Netherlands and Cardiff, Wales on the revision of the music assessments for the new IB music curriculum set to launch in 2020. Dr. Brophy is the SACSCOC liaison for the University of Florida and served on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees from 2011-2017. He holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music degree from the University of Memphis, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.


Organizing Co-Chair

Dr. Marshall A. Haning
Assistant Professor of Music Education
University of Florida, USA

Marshall Haning is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Florida, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education, research methods, and other related topics.  Before beginning his collegiate teaching career, Dr. Haning taught high school choir and music theory courses in the public schools of North Carolina.  He holds degrees from Case Western Reserve University, the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, and Kent State University.


Dr. Haning's research interests include music education and music teacher education curricula, informal and nonformal approaches to music education, nonperformance music courses, and assessment in music education.  He is well-published in scholarly journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, International Journal of Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, and the Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education, and is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international music education conferences.  Dr. Haning is also in demand as a choral clinician and adjudicator, and has served in this capacity across the United States as well as in Africa, Australia, and Europe.


Organizing Co-Chair

Andreas Lehmann-Wermser
Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien
(University of Music, Theatre, and Media)
Hannover, Germany

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.