Michael L. Alexander • William I. Bauer • Rhoda Bernard • Nikki Booth • Leonardo Borne • Frederick Burrack • Richard M. Cangro • Kyle Chandler • Samantha Clements • Obadias de Oliveira Cunha • Sally E. Daunt • Kirsty J. Devaney • Paul Doerksen • Martin Fautley • Keith Griffioen • Alice Hammel • Marshall Haning • Demaris Hansen • Michele L. Henry • John Holmes • Daniel C. Johnson • Joo Hyun Kang • Gail Kuppan • Andreas Lehmann-Wermser • Sharon Lierse • Jason Longtin • Jeffrey Marlatt • Melissa C. McCabe • Karabo Lucy Mogane • Helena Muciño-Guerra • Dorothy J. Musselwhite • Flávia Motoyama Narita • Emma Nenadic • Glenn E. Nierman • Helena de Souza Nunes • Kelly A. Parkes • Phillip D. Payne • Laura Navarro Ramón • Patricia Riley • Shelley Sanderson • Megan M. Sheridan • Stephanie L. Standerfer • David A. Stringham • Dennis Ping-Cheng Wang • Jeffrey Ward • Brian C. Wesolowski • Benjamin Weyel
The Sixth International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education was hosted by the University of Florida and Birmingham City University. The symposium brought together 110 participants from 23 nations and six continents to learn of each other’s work, establish collaborations and professional networks, and shape new directions for research in this important area of music education in Birmingham, England, from April 18-21, 2017.
The two keynote addresses and 35 papers published in this volume document music assessment practice and the measurement and evaluation of music learning across the world in local, state, and national contexts at all levels. The attendees also attended special work sessions to discuss the International Principles for Assessment in Music Education (developed and introduced by the co-chairs at this symposium), and their discussions are summarized in this collection. As music educators across the world come to terms with increased expectations for accountability of learning in music, the scholars and practitioners who have contributed to this volume provide insight to guide their work.
Timothy S. Brophy is Professor of Music Education and Director of Institutional Assessment at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
Martin Fautley is Professor of Education and Director of Research in Education at Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England.