Stephen F. Zdzinski

Title/Position: Associate Professor, Music Education

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

Having had more than 30 articles published in professional journals

Receiving an Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Dissertation in Music Education Award given by the Council for Research in Music Education

Presenting at international, national and state music education conferences in the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Finland, Norway, and Japan

Serving on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research in Music Education and Psychology of Music

Awarded a number of grants for his research, including a $114,000 grant from the Sounds of Learning project by the NAMM Foundation

Why do you teach?

Helping people at all stages of their lives actively participate in music should be a goal of all musicians, as it is our responsibility to bring the joy of music and musical participation to everyone. I enjoy doing music education research. It’s fun and exciting because you get to create new knowledge. I love doing it and I love teaching others how to do research in music.

Career Highlights:

Stephen F. Zdzinski, whose research is centered on parental involvement in music, musical performance measurement, and research methodology has authored more than 30 articles in various professional journals, including

Journal of Research in Music Education

Contributions to Music Education

Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education

International Journal of Music Education (Research Edition)

Journal of Historical Research in Music Education

Philosophy of Music Education Review

Southeastern Journal of Music Education

Research Perspectives in Music Education

Pennsylvania Bulletin of Research in Music Education

Florida Music Director

Boletân de Investigacion Educativo-Musical (Argentina)

New Voice of Yue-Fu Academic Periodical of Shenyang Conservatory of Music (China)

Technological Directions in Music Learning Ejournal

Piano Pedagogy Forum

Florida Music Director

Maryland Music Educator

New York School Music News

Music Educators Journal

A recent recipient of a $114,000 research grant from the NAMM Foundation’s Sounds of Learning Project, Dr. Zdzinski has made presentations at international, national and state music education conferences in the United States, Great Britain, Spain, Finland, Norway, and Japan.


He serves on the editorial boards of

Journal of Research in Music Education

Psychology of Music


and is music education representative for the Southern Chapter of the College Music Society.


Prof. Zdzinski is also a contributor to the National Assessment of Education Progress Music Test & to three MENC publications,

Teaching Strategies for Implementing the National Standards in Music

Syllabi for Music Methods Courses

Readings on Diversity, Inclusion, and Music for All


He is a member of

MENC: The National Association for Music Education

Society for Research in Music Education

Society for Music Teacher Education

International Society for Music Education

College Music Society

Prof. Zdzinski teaches graduate courses and coordinates the graduate program in music education, and supervises associate teachers. He received a B.M. in French Horn Performance and Music Education from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the M.M.E. & Ph.D. in Music Education from Indiana University.

Short Biography:

Stephen F. Zdzinski is associate professor of Music Education at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. He teaches graduate courses, directs research, and coordinates the graduate program in music education, and supervises associate teachers. He received a B.M. in French Horn Performance and Music Education from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the M.M.E. & Ph.D. in Music Education from Indiana University. His research is centered on parental involvement in music, musical performance measurement, and research methodology. He has authored more than 30 articles in various professional journals. A recent recipient of a research grant from the NAMM Foundation’s Sounds of Learning Project, Dr. Zdzinski has made presentations at international, national and state music education conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and Psychology of Music. Dr. Zdzinski is also a contributor to the National Assessment of Education Progress Music Test. He is a member of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, Society for Research in Music Education, Society for Music Teacher Education, International Society for Music Education, and the College Music Society. Dr. Zdzinski also established the New Horizons Band at the Frost School of Music, a dynamic community outreach program for seniors.


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"Teaching music is a performing art." —Stephen F. Zdzinski

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