Evan Tobias, assistant professor of music education at Arizona State University, teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He also heads the Consortium for Digital, Popular, and Participatory Culture in Music Education (CDPPCME) at ASU, which he founded in 2009. Tobias is also a member of the ASU Music Education Music, Learning, and Society Research Group. Prior to his appointment at ASU, Dr. Tobias taught a technology in music education course at DePaul University and middle school instrumental and general music in New York.
A specialist in secondary general music and contemporary secondary curriculum and pedagogy, Dr. Tobias’s recent research focuses on creative uses of digital media and technology, issues of social justice, expanding beyond traditional music curricula, and approaches to integrating popular culture and music in music classrooms. He is on the advisory board of Music Educators Journal. Tobias also serves as a member of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards Media Arts Standards Writing Team. His work is published in the Mountain Lake Reader, Music Education Research, Music Educators Journal, and Research Studies in Music Education. He also has a co-authored chapter published in Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education a chapter on video games and music education in the Oxford Handbook of Music Education Vol.II, and a chapter on multimodal and multimedia research in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in Music Education. He is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. Tobias holds a Ph. and master of music in music education from Northwestern University and bachelor of music in music education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam.