Sean Powell

B.M. Ed. – Tennessee Tech University
M.M. in Conducting – Illinois State University
Ed.D. in Music Education – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Sean R. Powell is Chair of the Division of Music Education, Coordinator of the Master’s program in Music Education, and Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in instrumental methods, foundations of music education, sociology of music, qualitative research methods, and curriculum and assessment.
Dr. Powell is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and the Advisory Committee of the Music Educators Journal. He also serves as the Southwest Division Chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education.
An active scholar, Dr. Powell’s research interests include music teacher education, identity, teacher evaluation, competition, and the sociology of music education. His work has been published in the Journal of Research in Music EducationBulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Music Education Research, and the Journal of Band Research. He has presented research nationally and internationally, including the National Association for Music Education Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, the International Society for Music Education World Conference (Thessaloniki, Greece and Glasgow, Scotland), the International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education, the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (London, UK), the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, and several state music education conferences.
Prior to his appointment at UNT, Dr. Powell was Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. He also served as a band director in the public schools of Tennessee.