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



Dear Pennsylvania Music Educator:

As faculty at Ithaca College’s School of Music and Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts, we request your assistance with our research on music educators’ involvement with K-12 musical theater production.

We know that some music educators may be called upon to work in student musical theater, and we have developed a brief survey to help us understand more about the scope and range of these activities as well as music educators’ own backgrounds in musical theater. The data we collect will allow us to assess the college-level training and curricular options we provide to music education students in relation to the job expectations they may encounter. 

This survey should take you about 10 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary, and your responses will remain confidential. 

Please click here to access the survey:

Thank you very much for assisting us with our research.
Dr. Susan Avery, Music Education, Ithaca College
Dr. J. Ellen Gainor, Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University
Dr. Brad Hougham, Voice, Ithaca College