UMaine SPA Welcomes New Music Education Faculty Member Philip Edelman

We are pleased to welcome Philip Edelman to the University of Maine School of Performing Arts. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the Music Education field and we cannot wait to see how he settles into his new faculty role this fall.  If your paths should cross, please take the opportunity to introduce yourself and welcome him to our beautiful campus, perhaps at Maine All State weekend May 19-21!

Philip Edelman comes to us from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he has just completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in music education and teacher education/curriculum studies.   During his doctoral study, Edelman taught a wide variety of courses in music education methods, field experiences, and music technology.  Dr. Edelman also served as the conductor of the Roeland Park New Horizons Band – an ensemble dedicated to collaborative music making among adults over the age of 50. Edelman earned the BME from the University of New Hampshire, the MM in music education / instrumental conducting from Kansas State University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  For seven years prior to his doctoral study, he was director of instrumental music in the Goddard (KS) school district, teaching in all areas of the instrumental music program (band, orchestra, jazz band, marching band).  Edelman’s research focuses include lifelong music learning, undergraduate music education preparation, and the music student teaching experience. He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the College Band Directors National Association, and the American String Teachers Association. Dr. Edelman is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was the recipient of the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2016) recognizing work during his fellowship.