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Journal of Music Teacher Education

Journal of Music Teacher Education

Published in Association with National Association for Music Education

eISSN: 19450079 | ISSN: 10570837 | Current volume: 33 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

The Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE), a peer-reviewed online research journal, focuses on issues related to music teacher education.

JMTE is a publication of the National Association for Music Education on behalf of the Society for Music Teacher Education.

Other NAfME journals can be found at

Journal of General Music Education (
Journal of Research in Music Education (
Music Educators Journal (
Update: Applications of Research in Music Education (

The aims of the JMTE are to: (a) strengthen music teacher education; (b) publish research that adheres to the highest standards for scholarship quality and ethics; (c) promote innovative approaches to music teacher research; (d) serve as a clearinghouse for ideas among professors of music education; (e) disseminate information about the National Association for Music Education’s Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE); and (f) to affect a sense of unity among music education researchers and professors.

Colleen Conway University of Michigan, USA
Associate Editor
Vanessa L. Bond Rowan University, USA
JMTE Editorial Review Committee
Joseph M. Abramo University of Connecticut, USA
Christopher M. Baumgartner The University of Oklahoma, USA
Cara Bernard University of Connecticut, USA
Diana R. Dansereau Boston University, USA
Andrew Goodrich Boston University, USA
Michele L. Henry Baylor University, USA
Michael T. Hopkins University of Michigan, USA
Daniel S. Isbell Louisiana State University, USA
Nasim Niknafs University of Toronto, Canada
Stephanie Prichard University of Maryland, USA
Karen Salvador Michigan State University, USA
Ryan D. Shaw Michigan State University, USA
Society for Music Teacher Education Executive Committee
Sean Powell, Chair University of North Texas, USA
Ann Marie Stanley, Chair-Elect Louisiana State University, USA
David Rickels, Immediate Past Chair University of Colorado, USA
Sommer Forrester, Eastern Division Representative University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Nathan Kruse, Eastern Division State Chairs Case Western, USA
Peter Hamlin, Northwestern Division Representative Gonzaga University, USA
Angela Munroe, Southern Division Representative West Virginia University, USA
Don Taylor, Southwestern Division Representative University of North Texas, USA
Jared Rawlings, Western Division Representative University of Utah, USA
Daniel Hellman, Symposium Chair Missouri State University, USA
Christopher Baumgartner, ASPA Coordinator University of Oklahoma, USA
Jay Dorfman, Communications Chair Kent State University, USA
Colleen Conway, Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) Editor University of Michigan, USA
Karen Salvador, NAfME National Executive Board (NEB) Liaison Michigan State University, USA
Jacqueline Henninger, Board Advisor Texas Tech University, USA
Amy Bradley National Association for Music Education, USA
John Donaldson Assistant Executive Director for Professional Development and Publications, National Association for Music Education, USA
Christopher Woodside Executive Director, National Association for Music Education, USA
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  • The Journal of Music Teacher Education is a peer-reviewed journal, whose purpose is to:

    • disseminate information about
      • the National Association for Music Education’s Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) and
      • the ways that SMTE can strengthen teacher education,
    • serve as a clearinghouse for ideas among professors of music education, and
    • affect a sense of unity among them

    The journal is a publication of NAfME and welcomes manuscripts for possible publication.

    (Unless specifically noted, articles in JMTE do not necessarily represent the official policy of the National Association for Music Education.)

    SAGE Author Services

    Sage Author Services offers English language editing, translation and editing, manuscript formatting, infographics & video abstracts, among other services to authors. If interested, please find more information at:


    Instructions for Submission:

    When submitting an article, contributors should adhere to the following guidelines:

    Article Types

    • Empirical Research Articles: Authors of research article manuscripts may use any inquiry-based methodology where data are analyzed and findings reported (philosophical, historical, quantitative, qualitative, mixed, self-study of teacher education practices).
    • Critical Reviews of Literature: Authors of a review of literature must provide a critical analysis of studies examined and conclude with suggestions for music teacher education as well as suggestions for music teacher education research.
    • Book Review: Authors of book reviews (books published within the last three years) need to situate the new work within the field of music teacher education and provide a critical review.
    • Analyses of Programs, Practices, and/or PoliciesAuthors of analyses of programs, practices, and policies may focus on one, two, or all three of these components. A “program” may be as big as the curriculum for a teacher education degree program but as small as a course. A “practice”  might be a particular unit, lesson, approach, activity, assignment, assessment, or partnership. Policy might be at the national, regional, state, institutional, departmental or course level. Analyses should go beyond simple description to include past research related to the project as well as next steps for the work.

    Regardless of type, all manuscripts must be pertinent to music teacher education and include a discussion of implications for teacher educators.


    All manuscripts should include a double-spaced abstract of approximately 150 words; authors should also submit key words that reflect manuscript content. The complete manuscript, including the abstract, narrative, block quotations, references, and any tables or figures (all double-spaced) is typically 20-25 pages in length. Manuscript style should conform to the 7th edition of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020). For example, manuscripts should use 12-point Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins and paragraphs indented ½ inch.  The abstract should appear on a separate page and references should begin on a new page.

    Submission Requirements

    Manuscripts should follow the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) Publication/Presentation Code of Ethics ( As part of the online submission cover letter, authors of manuscripts based on human subject research must report how they satisfied institutional and federal regulations in the treatment of study participants.

    Manuscripts should be submitted with all institutional names or other identifying information removed from the body of the article to facilitate anonymized review.

    Music examples, figures, photographs, and other illustrations must be checked for accuracy before submission. If any copyrighted materials are used, documentation verifying that the author has permission to use the material must be included. Please complete and submit a Request for Permission to Reprint Materials form:

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any author-submitted photographs or illustrations, and written permission to Sage of a parent or guardian of any minor pictured is needed before such images are published. Please complete and submit an Audio/Visual Likeness Release form:

    Please note that this journal does not allow submissions from papers that are already available as a preprint. Prior to submission, authors should rigorously proofread manuscripts for basic writing quality issues (e.g., anthropomorphism, subject-verb agreement, redundant word use or sentence structure, etc.); failure to do so often slows the revision process and time to publication. Authors can use supplemental services for writing offered by Sage and other third-party providers.

    All manuscripts must be submitted online at

    Address correspondence concerning editorial matters to:

    Dr. Colleen M. Conway, Editor
    Journal of Music Teacher Education
    University of Michigan
    School of Music, Theatre & Dance
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085


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    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID iD to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. ORCID iDs cannot be added after accepted papers have been exported from peer review, so if you wish to have your published work included in your ORCID record please ensure you have authenticated your ORCID iD in the peer review platform.

    If you do not already have an ORCID iD please follow this link to create one or visit our ORCID homepage to learn more.

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