MM Music Education-Northwestern University
BM Music Education/Saxophone Performance-Lawrence University
Areas of interest
Music teacher education
Modes and processes used by music teachers to self-reflect, assess, and modulate their practice
Infusion of composition and improvisation in performance ensemble curriculum
Casey Schmidt is a second year PhD student in music education. He holds a BM in music education and saxophone performance from Lawrence University and a MM in music education from Northwestern University. Prior to starting his most recent studies at Northwestern University, Casey taught instrumental music in Illinois and Wisconsin public schools for thirteen years. Casey’s research interests include music teacher education and the modes and processes music teachers use to self-reflect, assess, and modulate their practice and the infusion of composition and improvisation in performance ensemble curricula.