Edward P. Asmus

Title/Position: Professor of Music Education

Profile:

 
What would you say are the outstanding highlights of your professional life?

  1. Cited as one of the most published authors in my field by the Journal of Research in Music Education

  2. Keynote speaker at major national and international conferences

  3. Recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on music assessment

  4. Founding Member of the Board of the Sounds of Learning Project—the largest funding agency for research in music education funded by the NAMM Foundation, the Grammy Foundation, and the U. S. Department of Education

What is your teaching philosophy? What do you expect of your students?

Plan thoroughly; present material in as many ways as possible utilizing the best in technology; and expect a great deal from students.

How were you influenced by your teachers?

As an undergraduate I was taken under the wing of two of the most respected scholars in my field. They involved me in their research, encouraged me to enter the research arena, and made certain that I went to graduate school. Their faith and commitment to me led to my emulating their excellent mentoring and high expectations.

Career Highlights:

Dean Edward Asmus has centered his research on

  * affective response to music

  * music motivation

  * non-musical outcomes of music instruction

  * quantitative methodology

  * arts assessment

This research has resulted in numerous publications including books, tests, measures, computer programs, and articles in the major research publications of music education.

Dr. Asmus has served on the editorial boards of the

  * Journal of Research in Music Education

  * Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning

  * Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

  * Journal of Music Teacher Education

  * Update

  * Journal of Music Therapy

Dean Asmus has been an advisor to

  * Psychomusicology

  * Psychology of Music

He is the immediate past editor of the Journal of Music Teacher Education a publication of MENC: The National Association of Music Education. Dean Asmus has also been cited as one of the most published authors in the refereed publications of his field and is cited in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education.

The Music Education Search System, an on-line database of more than 17,000 journal article titles, the Music Researcher’s E-Mail Directory that contains more than 600 music researchers from around the world, the Music Research Web Site, and the Music Assessment Web Site were all created and continue to be maintained by Dr. Asmus.

Short Biography:

Dr. Edward P. Asmus is professor of music education at the University of Miami Frost School of Music where he also previously served with distinction as associate dean for Graduate Studies. Asmus has centered his research on affective response to music, music motivation, non-musical outcomes of music instruction, quantitative methodology and arts assessment. His research has resulted in numerous publications including books, tests, measures, computer programs, and articles in the major research publications of music education. Dr. Asmus has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education, Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update and Journal of Music Therapy and has been an advisor to Psychomusicology and Psychology of Music. He is a past editor of the Journal of Music Teacher Education a publication of MENC: The National Association of Music Education. Dr. Asmus has also been cited as one of the most published authors in the refereed publications of his field and is cited in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Education.


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"Music is all-pervasive in modern society, so pervasive, in fact, that most people do not even recognize when they are in its presence. People around the globe involve themselves constantly with music. We can only conclude from this that music is extremely important to modern society and that there are a multitude of ways to listen." —Edward P. Asmus

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