Stephanie Standerfer

Associate Professor, Music Education

Conservatory Academics

Ruebush 224


Faculty Member since 2008

Teaching Area:

Music Education


B.M.E., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia

Professional Highlights

  • A Denver native, Dr. Standerfer taught public school vocal and general music in grades K-12 for nine years in Colorado and Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder as well as Master of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from the University of Virginias Curry School of Education specializing in the Social Foundations of Education. Doctoral work included differentiating K-12 curriculum, research in experiential education, and dissertation research on National Board Certification for choral music teachers. Current research areas include K-12 music curriculum development, National Board Certification for music teachers, and teaching music literacy.Dr. Standerfer has given national presentations for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) as well as other division and state conferences. Presentation topics have included professional development for music educators, differentiating music curriculum, music teacher standards, and standards-based music curriculum development. She has also published articles in the Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Journal for Music Teacher Education, and The Cadenza, journal for the Montana Music Teachers Association.