Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Faculty - Music Education

Music Education Faculty: S. Alex Ruthmann

S. Alex Ruthmann is a researcher, educator, and musician whose research and practice explores new media musicianship, creative computing, the creative processes of young musical creators, and the development of music and media technologies for use in school- and community-based youth programs. He and his collaborators are the recipients of two National Science Foundation grants exploring the interdisciplinary teaching of computational and musical thinking. Ruthmann currently serves as President of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction, Past Chair of the Creativity special research interest group of the Society for Research in Music Education, as Co-Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Music, Technology, and Education. He also serves on the editorial/advisory boards of the British Journal of Music Education and International Journal of Music Education: Practice. Ruthmann received an interdisciplinary B.Mus. degree from the University of Michigan in Music and Technology, and M.Mus. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education from Oakland University. Active in social media, you can follow his curated posts on music learning, teaching and technology as @alexruthmann on Twitter and on his research blog http://experiencingaudio.org/.