Brian Shaw

Music Education

Brian Shaw is a lecturer at The Ohio State University, where he teaches courses in instrumental music education. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Mr. Shaw was a music teacher and administrator in Indiana and Illinois. His bands performed at prestigious events including the Illinois Music Education Conference and Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, and appeared as a demonstration ensemble at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He is active as a guest conductor and clinician, and has presented at state and national conferences of the National Association for Music Education. He has been awarded the National Band Association’s "Citation of Excellence" on multiple occasions.

Mr. Shaw received his bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana University, where he spent two years as drum major of the IU Marching Hundred. His master of music education is from the University of Illinois, and his administrative certificate is from DePaul University. His areas of scholarly interest include assessment and grading practices, music teacher identity, quantitative research methodologies and education policy.

Featured Professional Activities

  • Presenter, NAfME National In-Service Conference
  • Presenter, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference
  • Author, Music Assessment for Better Ensembles; book release in 2018
Areas of Expertise
  • Assessment and grading practices
  • Music teacher identity
  • Music teacher education and evaluation
  • Education policy and educational leadership
  • MME, University of Illinois
  • BME, Indiana University
  • Certificate in Educational Administration and Leadership, DePaul University

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