My research foci are 1) music participation, specifically the study of why people choose to do what they do in music, and 2) music transmission, how music is taught and learned globally.
I am published nationally and internationally in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of world and popular music pedagogy, choral music education, and technology in education.
I am a co-author of A Field Guide to Student Teaching in Music (Routledge Press), the best selling text on this topic in the United States. I am editor of the text Alternative Approaches in Music Education: Case Studies from the Field (Rowman and Littlefield) and was an editor for the Pacific and Oceania chapter in Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education (Eds. Anderson & Campbell, Rowman and Littlefield), a landmark text in multicultural music education. I currently serve on the editorial board for Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, a national journal publish through the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Samples of my publications, including links to PDFs, can be found on the Sample Publications page.
More detailed explanations of my main research areas/projects can be found on the following pages: