Dr. Radio Cremata is an Assistant Professor of music education at Ithaca College. He earned his doctorate degree in music education from Boston University, his master’s degree in music education from Florida International University and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. With a diverse teaching background, his experience encompasses public, private, charter, community and online settings. He has developed traditional, contemporary and progressive programs that have earned him teaching and grant honors from the Roland Music Corporation, Berklee College of Music, PBS and the Henry Ford, Univision, Grammy in the Schools Foundation, and the Fender Music Foundation.
Professionally, Dr. Cremata is a teacher, vocalist, keyboardist, arranger, composer, producer and recording engineer. He has interests in technologically mediated musicianships. He is responsive to technological advancements and innovations, working with them to advance creativities and provide outlets for musical expression and collaboration. His interest in studio production and “real-world” music making has deeply impacted his music teaching philosophy.
Dr. Cremata is actively involved in a variety of Music Education organizations including: the National Association for Music Education (where he serves on the Council for General Music Education), the Society for Music Teacher Education, the College Music Society, the New York State Music Educator's Association, the Florida Music Educator's Association, the Association for Popular Music Education, the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, the Technology Institute for Music Educators, and the International Society for Music Education.
Dr. Cremata’s research has been published in several journals including: the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music, Technology and Education, Action Criticism and Theory for Music Education, the Journal of Popular Music Education, and School Music News. He has written books and contributed chapters to edited books for Routledge and Oxford University Press. His research interests reflect his belief that broad opportunities music education should be available to greater numbers of students. He teaches courses, given master classes, and presented at national and international conferences on such topics as the use of applied technologies in music education, urban and at-risk music education, popular music education, integration of technology in music education settings, music education for special learners, emerging practices in music education, facilitation in music education settings, entrepreneurship in music, and music learning in “informal” contexts.
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