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 fill out this form.

Research Opportunity for Elementary Level Music Educators

You are invited to participate in a survey study documenting your perceptions of and practices related to assessment’s use in the music classroom. This survey is for active in-service music educators teaching general and/or ensemble music classes at the elementary level in the northeast of the United States. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. For more information about and to take the survey, please click the following link:


K-12 Preservice MTEs Using Assessment Strategies Study Seeking Participants


I am writing to let you know about an opportunity to participate in a voluntary research study entitled The Preparation of K-12 Preservice Music Teacher Educators (MTEs) Using Assessment Strategies. The study’s findings could help K-12 music educators and state and national stakeholders understand what assessment strategies can effectively improve music teaching and student learning that foster the value of K-12 music education assessments with your participation. I am conducting this study, Frederica L. Doctor, Ph.D., a doctoral student at Walden University.

Participation includes:
• Individual Zoom Interviews (30 to 40 minutes)
• Allocate 30 to 40 minutes to review the transcript of your interview and make any necessary corrections
• 10-15 minutes follow-up interview, if needed

Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
• Current or Past Music faculty, instructor, or adjunct professor (part-time or full-time) with experience teaching assessment strategies within a course to K-12 Preservice MTEs
• A member or affiliated with a professional music association(s) or network(s)

• Interview participants will each receive a virtual $20 Amazon gift card
If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact me at

Thank you for your consideration, and once again, if you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frederica Doctor, PhD
Principal Investigator
Walden University