Steven N. Kelly is a Professor of Music Education in the College of Music at The Florida State University. He received his bachelor and master degrees in music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his Ph.D. in music education from the University of Kansas.
Prior to his appointment at FSU, Dr. Kelly taught in the Virginia public schools, and on the faculties at Brevard College and the University of Nebraska (Omaha). He is an active clinician, adjudicator, consultant, and guest conductor across the United States. His teaching and research interests include sociological issues in music education, teacher preparation, and effective teacher characteristics. Dr. Kelly has published and presented papers in international and national journals, and at state, regional, national, and international conferences. He is the author of the book Teaching Music in American Society: A Social and Cultural Understanding of Music Education. Additionally, Dr. Kelly currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Research on Music Education, Journal of Band Research, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and is the Editor-In-Chief of the Florida Music Director.
At FSU, Dr. Kelly teaches undergraduate and graduate music education classes, conducts the University Concert Band, and coordinates in the music education internship program. Additionally, Dr. Kelly is the Director of the FSU Summer Music Camps, one of the country’s oldest and largest summer music camps.