Joseph Abramo, Ed. D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Music Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His articles include publications in Music Educators Journal, The Journal of Research in Music Education, and The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, among others. He has also presented at various international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Abramo serves on the advisory committee of Music Educators Journal, is the Chair-Elect of the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group of the National Association for Music Education, and served as an early reviewer of the new national standards in music. In 2011, Dr. Abramo received The Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award from the Center for Music Education Research at the University of South Florida. He holds degrees from Teachers College of Columbia University, Michigan State University, and the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.