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Margaret Schmidt

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Asst Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Asst Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Margaret Schmidt, Professor of Music Education-strings, holds the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan, the Master of Music in Violin performance from SUNY-StonyBrook, and the Bachelor of Music Education from Lawrence University. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Dr. Schmidt was Associate Professor of Music Education and Chairperson of the Music Department at St. Cloud State University. A specialist in string education, she has held public school string positions in Naperville, Illinois, Jackson, Michigan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Austin, Minnesota. Dr. Schmidt’s research focuses on preservice and beginning teachers, and teachers and students in underserved schools. She has published articles in leading education journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education and the American String Teacher. Dr. Schmidt is a frequent presenter at conferences including the Music Educators National Conference, the American String Teachers Association, and the American Educational Research Association. She is founder and director of the ASU String Project, which in 2005 won the Robert Jesselson String Project Consortium Award for the nation’s outstanding String Project.

 

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Research Interests

Preservice teachers

Teachers for underserved schools

Qualitative and narrative research methods

Research Group

Awarded for 2016-18 to the ASU Music Education Department: National Association for Music Education and Society for Research in Music Education, $10,000, for “Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Music Learning and Teaching,” written by Jason Thompson (PI), Roger Mantie, Margaret Schmidt, Sandra Stauffer, Jill Sullivan, & Evan Tobias.

Publications

Castañeda, C., & Schmidt, M. (2017). Cultural straddling: The double life of a mariachi music education major. In Brent Talbot, Ed., Contrapuntal stories: Thickening the texture of music education. New York: Routledge.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2017). Creating culturally responsive ensemble instruction: A beginning music educator’s story. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 210-211, pp. 61-79. doi: 10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.210-211.0061

Schmidt, M. (2015). Reflections on a string educator’s journey. String Research Journal, VI, 5-22.

Schmidt, M. (2014). Collecting and analyzing observation of music teaching and learning data. In C. Conway, Ed., Handbook of qualitative research in American music education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Schmidt, M. (2013). Preservice teachers’ beliefs and practices. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 22(10), 1-23. doi: 10.1177/1057083712469111.

Rickels, D., Brewer, W. E., Councill, C. H., Fredrickson, W. E., Hairston, M., Perry, D., Porter, A. M., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Career influences of music education audition candidates: A pilot study. Journal of Research in Music Education, 61(1), 115-134. DOI 10.1177/0022429412474896

Research Activity

Councill, K., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Fulcher, L., Hairston, M., Hoffmann, E. G., Melago, K., Rathgeber, J. C., Schmidt, M., & Stringham, D. (2017). Visual representations of music education on music teacher education programs’ websites. Poster presented at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Minneapolis, September 7-9.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2016). ¿A Mariachi Musician Teaching Elementary Beginning Strings? Paper presented for MayDay Colloquium 28: Music Education and Cultural Context, Arizona State University, June 15-18.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2016). The story of Miguel’s teaching: “I am a mariachi musician.” Paper presented for NIME 5: The Fifth International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21-23.

Schmidt, M., & Dopp, V. (2016). Creating more diverse ensemble classes: What students tell us. Presentation for the Social Sciences SRIG at the national conference of the National Association for Music Education Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 17-19.

Castañeda, C., & Schmidt, M. (2015). Cultural straddling: The double life of a mariachi music education major. Paper presented at the biennial symposium of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC, September 16-18.

Schmidt, M., & Dopp, V. (2014). Retaining and motivating diverse students in string ensembles: What students tell us. Presentation at the national conference of the American String Teachers Association, Louisville, KY, March 5-8.

Schmidt, M., & McCall, J. (2014). An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presented at for the national conference of the National Association for Music Education, St. Louis, April 10-12.

Schmidt, M., & McCall, J. (2013). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 27-May 1.

Schmidt, M. (2012). Hispanic students talk about orchestra class. Paper presented at the international conference of the American Educational Research Association (Music Education SIG), Vancouver, April 13-17.

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 599Thesis
MSI 601Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 373Music Theatre: Performance
MTC 484Internship
MUE 484Internship
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 549Foundations of Music Education
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 555String Pedagogy & Reh Techs
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 101ASU School of Music Experience
MUP 101ASU School of Music Experience
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUP 489Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUP 587Ethnomusicology Ensembles
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 599Thesis
MSI 601Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 484Internship
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 579Psychology of Music
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 599Thesis
MUE 754Teacher Ed Research Policy
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 549Foundations of Music Education
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 317Strings Lab
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 317Strings Lab
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 579Psychology of Music
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 317Strings Lab
MUE 484Internship
MUP 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 493Honors Thesis
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 317Strings Lab
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 484Internship
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 584Internship
MUE 754Teacher Ed Research Policy
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 549Foundations of Music Education
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 317Ed Mthds: Violin/Viola
MUE 318Ed Methods:Cello & String Bass
MUE 394Special Topics
MUE 482Instrumental Practicum/Methods
MUE 484Internship
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 584Internship
MUE 784Internship