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Craig Resta holds degrees from University of Maryland College Park, Indiana University, and Baylor University. His music teaching experience encompasses elementary through doctoral levels in the United States, and performance background comprises early and modern strings. Research interests include historical inquiry and analysis, sociocultural paradigms in music education, educational leadership and arts advocacy, and educator preparation at multiple levels. Performance activity includes regular programs with Armonia Nova and Bernardus Medieval Music Ensemble. He has presented at professional conferences for state affiliates of the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), College Music Society (CMS), Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME), and International Society for Music Education (ISME), among others. His work is published in the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, Music Educators Journal, American String Teacher, and as contributor to The Grove Dictionary of American Music. He currently serves as Editor of the juried research journal, Contributions to Music Education, and a principal publication is his edited book, Valuing Music in Education: A Charles Fowler Reader, released by Oxford University Press in October 2016. Dr. Resta is presently Associate Professor of Instrumental Music Education at Kent State University (Ohio USA), where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in string methods, pre-service music teacher education, online pedagogies, and music education research and foundational studies.