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 is evolving by developing his tablet-based gestural and technologically mediated musicianship. 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. He is involved in organizations associated with technology in music education, including the Association for Technology in Music Instruction and the Technology Institute for Music Educators. He is also actively involved in the Association for Popular Music Education and the College Music Society.
Dr. Cremata’s research interests reflect his belief that music education should be available to greater numbers of students. He teaches courses, has written articles, 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.