Jason M. Silveira is assistant professor of music education at Ithaca College. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music education from Ithaca College, and his Ph. D. in music education from Florida State University. Currently, Dr. Silveira teaches a variety of music education classes at Ithaca College, and is also the conductor of the Ithaca College Concert Band. His research interests include music perception and cognition, psychology of music, teacher effectiveness, and psychophysiological responses to music. He has presented research at several national and international venues, including the International Society for Music Education Conference, National Association for Music Education Conference, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference, International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Oregon Music Education Association Conference, New York State School Music Association Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the American Music Therapy Association Conference, and the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. Dr. Silveira has been published in Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Contributions to Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and the Oregon Music Educator.
Dr. Silveira has also served as guest lecturer/clinician/conductor throughout New York, Oregon, and New England. Prior to his appointment at Ithaca College, Dr. Silveira was an assistant professor at Oregon State University where he taught graduate and undergraduate classes in the Professional Music Teacher Education Program, and also conducted the Wind Symphony and Brass Choir. Dr. Silveira was also a public school music teacher in the state of Rhode Island, and twice received citations from the governor for promoting excellence in music education. While teaching in Rhode Island, his groups frequently performed at state, regional, and national festivals. Dr. Silveira is a member of the National Association of Music Education (NAfME), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the College Music Society (CMS), the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME), SEMPRE: the Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research, the College Band Directors’ National Conference (CBDNA), and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, the national honorary band fraternity. He also currently serves as Chair of the Affective Response Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education. Additionally, Dr. Silveira serves on the editorial boards of the National Band Association Journal, served as editor of the Oregon Music Educator, and has served as an invited reviewer for Psychology of Music and the National Association for Music Education.