Sound Explorations Leadership Team
Evan Tobias is associate professor of Music Education at Arizona State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and heads the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education (CITME). He is also Director of ArtsWork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children and the Arts. Prior to his appointment at ASU, Dr. Tobias taught a technology in music education course at DePaul University and middle school instrumental and general music in New York.
Evan focuses on innovation and transformation in music education and how music learning and teaching might make a positive impact on people's lives and society. His recent research focuses on creative uses of digital media and technology, issues of justice and equity, expanding beyond traditional music curricula, and approaches to integrating popular culture and music in music classrooms. His publications range from addressing issues around digitally mediated musical engagement and learning to pedagogical approaches such as inquiry and project-based learning and facilitating hybrid music learning contexts. He is on the editorial boards of College Music Symposium: Instructional Technologies and Methodologies Component; Journal of Music, Technology, and Education; Journal of Popular Music Education; and Music Educators Journal. He is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences.
Assistant Program Manager
Samuel Pena is a community musician and assistant program manager for this project
Community Engagement and Playtesting Coordinator
Michael Ferraro was pivotal in facilitating playtesting and contributed to the project
Sound Explorations Key Partners
Director: NYU MusEdLab
Dr. Ruthmann heads the NYU MusEdLab and . .. . . . .
Assistant NYU MusEdLab Coordinator
Jamie helped develop XPs for NY MusEdLabs portion of the grant . . ..
Sound Explorations Lead Consultants
Sound Explorations Design Team
Abbie was super helpful
Noah was super helpful as well