Current Research

Thank you for your interest in research projects regarding education in Pennsylvania. If you have a project you would like PMEA membership input on, please contact PMEA Executive Director, Abigail Young


Hello State Music Administrator,

The NFHS is partnering with legendary string educators and players, Dr. Bob Gillespie (The Ohio State University) and Mark Wood (Mark Wood Music), on the 21st Century Orchestra Project. This project kicks off with a research study that we are asking you to send to all of the orchestra directors in your state.

The purpose of the study is to identify orchestra curriculum and best practices among high school orchestra programs in the United States. The survey should take only about 5 minutes to complete.

Please use this link: when sending out the survey OR use the PDF attachment.

This is the link that takes you directly to the survey: Please Distribute the Survey

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. James Weaver (