Evan Tobias

Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Center Dir (ACD) & Asc Profsr
Faculty w/Admin Appointment
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Evan Tobias is associate professor of music education at Arizona State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and heads the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education (CITME). He is also Director of ArtsWork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children and the Arts. Prior to his appointment at ASU, Tobias taught a technology in music education course at DePaul University and middle school instrumental and general music in New York.

Tobias focuses on innovation and transformation in music education and how music learning and teaching might make a positive impact on people's lives and society. His recent research focuses on creative uses of digital media and technology, issues of justice and equity, expanding beyond traditional music curricula, and approaches to integrating popular culture and music in music classrooms. His publications range from addressing issues around digitally mediated musical engagement and learning to pedagogical approaches such as inquiry and project-based learning and facilitating hybrid music learning contexts. He is on the editorial boards of College Music Symposium: Instructional Technologies and Methodologies Component; Journal of Music, Technology, and Education; Journal of Popular Music Education; and Music Educators Journal. He is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences. 

Tobias discusses issues in music teaching and learning in relation to contemporary society on his professional website and twitter account

Education

  • Ph.D. Music Education, Northwestern University
  • M.M. Music Education, Northwestern University
  • B.M. Music Education, Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam 

 

 

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Research Interests

How might musical engagement, learning, and inquiry impact communities and society?

This question animates my teaching, creative work, and research.

I enjoy collaborating with people and organizations interested in the role that musical engagement and learning can play in forwarding goals that improve peoples lives and impact communities and society, positively. I am particularly interested in projects or partnerships that leverage the power of music and musical engagement in new or emerging ways that blur boundaries, advance knowledge and fields, or open imaginative possibilities

Research Group

Evan heads the Consortium for Innovation and Transformation in Music Education.

Evan heads the Sound and Music Technologies Group.

Students across ASU can apply their interests and expertise to music-focused projects in the Sound and Music Technologies Group for credit as part of the Vertically Integrated Projects initiative. 

He is Director of ArtsWork: The Kax Herberger Center for Children and the Arts and is also a member of the Music, Learning, and Society research group.  

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
VIP 194-MUE Special Topics
VIP 294-MUE Special Topics
MUE 319 Digital and Hybrid Lab
VIP 394-MUE Special Topics
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
VIP 494-MUE Special Topics
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 599 Thesis
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
VIP 194-MUE Special Topics
VIP 294-MUE Special Topics
VIP 394-MUE Special Topics
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
VIP 494-MUE Special Topics
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUE 101 ASU School of Music Experience
VIP 194-MUE Special Topics
VIP 294-MUE Special Topics
MUE 319 Digital and Hybrid Lab
VIP 394-MUE Special Topics
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
VIP 494-MUE Special Topics
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 550 Studies in Music Curricula
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 599 Thesis
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MSI 602 Curr Issues in Music Research
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 484 Internship
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 599 Thesis
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
MUE 548 Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 598 Special Topics
MSI 602 Curr Issues in Music Research
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MUE 319 Digital and Hybrid Lab
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 550 Studies in Music Curricula
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 599 Thesis
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
MUE 548 Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 492 Honors Directed Study
MUE 493 Honors Thesis
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 598 Special Topics
MSI 602 Curr Issues in Music Research
MUE 780 Practicum
MUE 784 Internship
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 791 Seminar
MUE 792 Research
MUE 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MUE 319 Digital and Hybrid Lab
MUE 415 Teaching Contemporary Musician
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 580 Practicum
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MSI 601 Cont Topics in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
MUE 548 Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 598 Special Topics
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
MUE 499 Individualized Instruction
MUE 590 Reading and Conference
MUE 591 Seminar
MUE 592 Research
MUE 598 Special Topics
MSI 602 Curr Issues in Music Research
MUE 790 Reading and Conference
MUE 791 Seminar