Gregory Springer joined the Music Education faculty at Florida State University in 2018. Prior to his appointment at FSU, he served as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of South Carolina and Director of Music Education at Boise State University. He was also a band director in the Pearl Public School District in Pearl, Mississippi.
Dr. Springer’s research interests include music perception, music performance evaluation, and music teacher education. He has presented research sessions at regional, national, and international venues, and his research is published in refereed journals, including the Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, International Journal of Music Education, Musicae Scientiae, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Music Therapy Perspectives, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. He also served as assistant editor of the book Orff Schulwerk: Reflections and Directions, which was published by GIA in 2013.
Currently, he is the editor of the journal Florida Music Director, and he is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Music Therapy, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and Contributions to Music Education. He also serves as Chair of the Affective Response Special Research Interest Group sponsored by the NAfME Society for Research in Music Education.
He received a PhD in Music Education from the University of Kentucky as well as degrees in Music Education (MME and BME) and trombone performance (BM) from the University of Southern Mississippi.
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