PROF. PATRICK SCHMIDT
I am the chair of music education at Western University. My work has been around issues related to social justice, music teacher education, critical pedagogies and policy. This led to the publication of several books. In 2012, alongside Cathy Benedict I co-edited the year publication for the Nacional Society for the Study of Education (NSSE). I have co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Music Education and Social Justice, and collaborated with Richard Colwell in Policy and the Political Life of Music Education released by Oxford University Press in 2017. In 2019, I co-edited the first two volumes for the new ISME Global Series with Routledge and in 2020 Policy as Practice: A Guide for Music Educators was published by Oxford.
Article publications can be found in the International Journal of Music Education, Theory into Practice, Arts Education Policy Review, and Research in Music Education, among others. In September 2020 a Special Issue of the Music Educators Journal (MEJ), which I guess-edited will be released - the first with a focus on policy and music teachers.
Beyond my academic work, I have led several consulting and evaluative projects including for the National YoungArts Foundation and the New World Symphony, US and the Ministry of Culture and Education, Chile.