WILLIAM E. FREDRICKSON, Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Operations, joined the College of Music faculty in 2006 having previously held positions in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University.
Fredrickson received degrees from the State University College of New York at Fredonia, Syracuse University, and Florida State University where he completed the Ph.D. in Music Education. As a public school music teacher in upstate New York he taught instrumental music at all levels, elementary through high school. A founding member of the Aeolian Saxophone Quartet, Dr. Fredrickson performed and recorded with that group for twelve years.
Dr. Fredrickson’s early career interests in teaching and performing led to his research focus which includes music teacher preparation, music perception, and the affective response to music. He regularly makes research presentations at state, regional, national, and international meetings of groups such as MENC, ISME, and AMTA and is published in various professional journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, and the Journal of Band Research. Fredrickson is past editor of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and the Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education.