Patrick Schmidt

Chair - Music Education
Associate Professor
Office: TC 119
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x85339
Email: patrick.schmidt@uwo.ca


Patrick Schmidt is chair of music education at University of Western Ontario. He served as Associate Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of Florida International University’s School of Music in Miami, Florida from 2012 to 2015. His innovative work in critical pedagogy, urban music education and policy studies is recognized nationally and internationally. His most recent publications can be found in the International Journal of Music Education; Arts Education Policy Review; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; Philosophy of Music Education Review; Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education; ABEM Journal in Brazil; and the Finnish Journal of Music Education. He has co-edited the 2012 NSSE book with Teachers College Press and a special issue of the education journal Theory into Practice. Patrick co-edited the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Music Education and Social Justice, alongside Cathy Benedict, Gary Spruce, and Paul Woodford, also at Western.  Schmidt is currently working on a single-authored book on Policy and Music Education for Oxford University Press and another co-edited book on international policy perspective with Richard Colwell.

For more information, see:  https://patrickschmidt.wordpress.com/