David J. Teachout is Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Education Department. His degrees are from West Virginia University (BME), the University of Oklahoma (MME), and Kent State University (PhD). Prior to joining the faculty at UNCG, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Minnesota and at Pennsylvania State University; he also enjoyed ten years of successful public school instrumental music teaching experience in Moore, Oklahoma. Dr. Teachout’s research interest is in pre-service music teacher development. His work has been presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences and published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Band Research, Contributions in Music Education, Southeastern Journal of Music Education, Curriculum Innovation in Music, and On the Sociology of Music Education. Dr. Teachout is Co-Principle Investigator for a $374,000 National Science Foundation grant funded to develop interdisciplinary teaching modules for grades 2-5 that explore natural intersections between science and music. Further, Dr. Teachout serves on the editorial review board for Research Issues in Music Education, on the national advisory board for Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, and on the national steering committee forSounds of Learning: The Impact of Music Education, an initiative of the NAMM Foundation supporting research that examines the roles of music education in the lives of school-age children. He is a past National Chair of the Collegiate Division of Music Educators National Conference, a past National Chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), and Symposium Chair for the 2005, 2007, and 2009 Symposium on Music Teacher Education.