Schmidt, P. (2013 OnlineFirst).  NGOs as a Framework for an Education in and Through Music:  Is the Third Sector a Viable option?  International Journal of Music Education.

Schmidt, P. (2013). Cosmopolitanism and Policy: A Pedagogical Framework for Global Issues in Music Education. Arts Education Policy Review, 114(3), 103-111.

Schmidt, P. (2013). A Rabi, an Imam, and a Priest Walk into a Bar . . . Or, What can
Music Education Philosophy Learn from Comparative Cosmopolitanism? Philosophy of Music Education Review, 21(1), 23-40.

Schmidt, P. (2013). Lessons without Limit: Risk, critical thinking and empowerment in a meaningful education in and through music. Art Music Review, 24 (online).

Schmidt, P. (2012). Critical Leadership and Music Educational Practices. Theory into Practice Journal.

Schmidt, P. (2012). Ethics: Choosing Complexity in Music Relations.  Action, Criticism and Theory (ACT) Journal.

Schmidt, P. (2012). What I hear is Meaning Too: Deconstruction, Dialogue & Music. Philosophy of Music Education Review.

Schmidt, P. (2011).  Policy, Politics and North-South Relations: Strategic Architectures in Music Education.  Revista da Abem.

Schmidt, P. (2011). The Politics of Not Knowing: The Disappearing Act of an Education in Music. Journal of Curriculum Theorizing.

Schmidt, P. (2011). Looking Backwards to Reach Forward: A Strategic Architecture for Professional Development in Music Education. Arts Education Policy Review. Co-authored with Janet Robins, West Virginia University.

Schmidt, P. (2011). Living by a Simple Logic: Are Standards and Lack of Critical Leadership Related? Canadian Journal of Western Ontario Institute.

Schmidt, P (2011). Music Education in Urban Contexts: A Redress. Action, Criticism and Theory (ACT) Journal.

Schmidt, P. (Summer, 2009). Sphericity as the Policy Imperative in Educational Practices. Arts Education Policy Review.

Schmidt, P. (2008).  Education as Critical Pedagogy:  Arts, Standards and Curriculum.  ABEM Journal (Brazilian Association of Education). Co- written with Cathy Benedict

Schmidt, P. (2008).  Observation as Discourse:  Conflict and Renunciation in Music Teacher Preparation. Finish Journal of Music Education.

Schmidt, P. (2008). Democracy and Dissensus:  Constructing Conflict in Music Education.  Action, Criticism and Theory Journal.

Schmidt, P. (2007).  From Whence Social Justice:  Interrogating the Improbable in Music Education. Action, Criticism and Theory (ACT) Journal

Schmidt, P. (fall, 2007).  In Search of a Reality-Based Community: Illusion and Tolerance in Education and Society. Philosophy of Music Education Review.

Schmidt, P. (2005).  Music Education as Transformative Practice: Creating New Frameworks for Learning Music  Through a Freirian Perspective. Visions of Research in Music Education (VRME)


Schmidt, P. (2012). Music, Policy and Place Centered Education: Finding a Space for AdaptabilityNational Society for the Study of Education. Teachers College Press.

Schmidt, P. (Spring 2012).  The National Curriculum as Manifested Destiny. In Debates in Music Education. Spruce, G. & Philpott, C. (eds).  London: Routledge. Co-Authored with Cathy Benedict.

Schmidt, P. (2009).  Time, the untimely and ‘its about time’: Building Community Music’s Capital. In Community Music Action: Projects, Perspectives and Conversations. Don Coffman, Editor.

Schmidt, P. (2006).  A New Sound for Urban Schools: Rethinking How We Plan. In Carol Frierson-Campbell, Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom, vol. 1. Book Chapter, MENC.


Schmidt, P. (In press). Book review: Ruth Wright. Sociology of Music Education. (London: Ashgate Press, 2011) in Visions of Research in Music Education.

Schmidt, P. (2009). Book review: Jorgensen, Estelle.  The Art of Teaching Music. (Indianapolis: Indiana Press, 2008) in Music Education Research.


Theory into Practice Journal –  Guest Co-editor and contributor.  First music education focused issue in the history of this influential education journal. Publication: Summer 2012.

NSSE – National Society for the Study of Education – Book Editor and contributor.  Title: The Place of Music in the 21st Century: A Global View. Teachers college press. Publication Spring 2012.

United Nations Compendium – Music as a Natural Resource – Associated editor. Collection community and school based programs in 42 countries across the globe.  Book was distributed to each of the member nations participating in the General Assembly of the UN in September 2010.

Action and Criticism and Theory Journal – Guest Editor – Issue focused on Music Education in the Urban Context. Published Summer 2011.

Arts Education Policy Review – Guest Editor – Issue focused on Policy and Music Education in the International context.  Published Summer 2009.


Associate Editor  –  Visions of Research in Music Education – 2004-2008

Editorial Board  –   Revista do Centro de Educaçao – UFSM – 2007 – present

Review Board  –     ABEM Journal Brazil – 2007 – present

Finish Journal of Music Education – 2008 – present