Patrick Schmidt is professor of music education at Western University. Schmidt’s innovative work in critical pedagogy and policy is recognized internationally. Recent publications can be found in the International Journal of Music Education, Theory into Practice, Arts Education Policy Review, and Research in Music Education. Schmidt has led several consulting and evaluative projects including for the National Young Arts Foundation and the New World Symphony, USA, and the Ministry of Culture and Education, Chile. Schmidt co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Music Education and Social Justice released in 2015 and co-edited a two-volume book on Leadership in Higher Music Education, published by Routledge in its ISME series. His books Policy and the Political Life of Music Education co-edited with Richard Colwell and Policy as Practice: A Guide for Music Educators were released by Oxford in 2017 and 2020, respectively. In 2021 he co-edited the Routledge Handbook to Sociology of Music Education.
Contact: Western University, Canada, 1151 Richmond St., Office 117, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada.