Margaret Schmidt

Asst Director & Professor
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Margaret Schmidt, professor of music education-strings, holds a doctorate in music education from the University of Michigan, a master's in violin performance from SUNY-StonyBrook, and a bachelor'sin music education from Lawrence University. Prior to her appointment at ASU, Professor Schmidt was associate professor of music education and chairperson of the Music Department at St. Cloud State University. A specialist in string education, she has held public school string positions in Naperville, Illinois, Jackson, Michigan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Austin, Minnesota. 

Professor Schmidt’s research focuses on preservice and beginning teachers, and teachers and students in underserved schools. She has published articles in leading education journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education and the American String Teacher. Schmidt is a frequent presenter at conferences including the Music Educators National Conference, the American String Teachers Association, and the American Educational Research Association. She is founder and director of the ASU String Project, which in 2005 won the Robert Jesselson String Project Consortium Award for the nation’s outstanding String Project.

 

Fax

480-965-2659

Education

  • Ph.D. Music Education, University of Michigan
  • M.M. Violin Performance, SUNY-StonyBrook
  • Bachelor's degree. Music Education, Lawrence University

Research Interests

Preservice teachers

Teachers for underserved schools

Qualitative and narrative research methods

Research Group

Awarded for 2016-18 to the ASU Music Education Department: National Association for Music Education and Society for Research in Music Education, $10,000, for Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Music Learning and Teaching, written by Jason Thompson (PI), Roger Mantie, Margaret Schmidt, Sandra Stauffer, Jill Sullivan, & Evan Tobias.

Publications

Castañeda, C., & Schmidt, M. (2017). Cultural straddling: The double life of a mariachi music education major. In Brent Talbot, Ed., Contrapuntal stories: Thickening the texture of music education. New York: Routledge.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2017). Creating culturally responsive ensemble instruction: A beginning music educator’s story. Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 210-211, pp. 61-79. doi: 10.5406/bulcouresmusedu.210-211.0061

Schmidt, M. (2015). Reflections on a string educator’s journey. String Research Journal, VI, 5-22.

Schmidt, M. (2014). Collecting and analyzing observation of music teaching and learning data. In C. Conway, Ed., Handbook of qualitative research in American music education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Schmidt, M. (2013). Preservice teachers’ beliefs and practices. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 22(10), 1-23. doi: 10.1177/1057083712469111.

Rickels, D., Brewer, W. E., Councill, C. H., Fredrickson, W. E., Hairston, M., Perry, D., Porter, A. M., & Schmidt, M. (2013). Career influences of music education audition candidates: A pilot study. Journal of Research in Music Education, 61(1), 115-134. DOI 10.1177/0022429412474896

Research Activity

Councill, K., Edgar, S. N., Eros, J., Fulcher, L., Hairston, M., Hoffmann, E. G., Melago, K., Rathgeber, J. C., Schmidt, M., & Stringham, D. (2017). Visual representations of music education on music teacher education programs’ websites. Poster presented at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, Minneapolis, September 7-9.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2016). ¿A Mariachi Musician Teaching Elementary Beginning Strings? Paper presented for MayDay Colloquium 28: Music Education and Cultural Context, Arizona State University, June 15-18.

Schmidt, M., & Smith, M. (2016). The story of Miguel’s teaching: “I am a mariachi musician.” Paper presented for NIME 5: The Fifth International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21-23.

Schmidt, M., & Dopp, V. (2016). Creating more diverse ensemble classes: What students tell us. Presentation for the Social Sciences SRIG at the national conference of the National Association for Music Education Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 17-19.

Castañeda, C., & Schmidt, M. (2015). Cultural straddling: The double life of a mariachi music education major. Paper presented at the biennial symposium of the Society for Music Teacher Education, Greensboro, NC, September 16-18.

Schmidt, M., & Dopp, V. (2014). Retaining and motivating diverse students in string ensembles: What students tell us. Presentation at the national conference of the American String Teachers Association, Louisville, KY, March 5-8.

Schmidt, M., & McCall, J. (2014). An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presented at for the national conference of the National Association for Music Education, St. Louis, April 10-12.

Schmidt, M., & McCall, J. (2013). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 27-May 1.

Schmidt, M. (2012). Hispanic students talk about orchestra class. Paper presented at the international conference of the American Educational Research Association (Music Education SIG), Vancouver, April 13-17.

Courses

Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 566 Instr Lit&Pedagogy for Schools
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
MUE 317 Strings Lab
MDC 484 Internship
MUE 484 Internship
MUP 484 Internship
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 579 Psychology of Music
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
MDC 484 Internship
MUE 484 Internship
MUP 484 Internship
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUE 484 Internship
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 584 Internship
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 599 Thesis
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUE 482 Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUP 484 Internship
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 555 String Pedagogy & Reh Techs
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 584 Internship
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 579 Psychology of Music
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUE 482 Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUP 484 Internship
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 584 Internship
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 754 Teacher Ed Research Policy
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUP 373 Music Theatre: Performance
MTC 484 Internship
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 549 Foundations of Music Education
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUE 482 Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 484 Internship
MUP 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUP 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 555 String Pedagogy & Reh Techs
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 584 Internship
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation