PATRICK SCHMIDT is Associate professor of music education and Associate Director of the School of Music at Florida International
University.  He also directs the graduate program and the school of music’s new online efforts.  Prior to FIU Schmidt taught for 11 years at the Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, USA. He teaches courses as diverse as foundations of music education, secondary and choral methods, philosophy and sociology of music, curriculum, assessment, research, as well as courses related to curriculum and cultural studies – such as Hip Hop and Education and Teaching Music in the 21st century.

Schmidt served as president of the Philosophy SRIG, he led the Policy ASPA of the Society for Music Teacher Education, from 2007 to 2011. He also co-chaired the two North American ISME Regional Conferences in 2008 and 2010. His most recent publications can be found in the following journals: International Journal of Music Education; Theory into Practice; Arts Education Policy Review; Journal of Curriculum Theorizing; Philosophy of Music Education Review; Action, Theory & Criticism in Music Education Journal; The Ontario Institute Music Journal; The Journal of ABEM (Brazilian National Association for Music Educators) and the Finnish Journal of Music Education.  He has edited a special issue of the education journal Theory into Practice and co-edited the National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) book, published in June 2012 by Teachers College Press.

Schmidt edited the recently published summer 2013 issue of Arts Education Policy Review which focuses on Cosmopolitanism and Policy: A Pedagogical Framework for Global Issues in Music Education.    Schmidt is also currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook on Social Justice and Music Education, to be published in 2014.


For full text PDFs of latest Publications, click HERE.

Watch (in Spanish) the youtube video of recent work for Music Educators in Guatemala. This event brought together near 200 teachers from various regions of the country.

Watch below the video regarding a new Miami Project for Underserved Children as well a report in the FIU MAGAZINE

University of Michigan Carrigan Lecture on November 12.  Click here for further information

For the latest news and presentations, click HERE.  NEW NSSE Book Released!!


If you would like to reach me please send and email to pschmi@fiu.edu

Via phone you can reach me at 609-532-6316

You can reach me also through Florida International University.

Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Modesto A. Maidique Campus|
10910 SW 17th St
Miami, Florida 33199
(305) 348-7252