Position: Director of Music Education; Professor, Music Education
Location: Ruebush Hall, Room 224
Phone: (540) 535-3469
Employed Since: 2008
B.M.Ed., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia
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 Virginia 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, music teacher identity development and teaching music literacy.
Dr. Standerfer has given presentations for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the International Society for Music Education (ISME), the International Symposium for Assessment in Music Education, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 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 and the Journal for Music Teacher Education, among other published work.