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Michael P. Hewitt

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Professor, Music Education

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Research Expertise

Music Education
Music Performance Assessment

Mike Hewitt, professor of music education, has been a member of the University of Maryland School of Music faculty since 2000.

His research on the development of self-regulation skills in instrumental music students, music performance assessment, music teacher education and music teacher motivation has been presented at national, regional and state symposia and conferences. He has written articles for publications including the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. He has also served on the editorial committees of the JRME & BCRME and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Research in Music Education.

The most recent edition of his book, "The Teaching of Instrumental Music" with Richard Colwell and Mark Fonder, was published by Routledge in 2018. He also recently contributed, with Bret Smith, a chapter to "Engaging Musical Practices: A Sourcebook for Instrumental Music" published by Rowman & Littlefield.

Hewitt serves as the director of the University of Maryland Terrapin Music Camp, a day camp that reaches nearly 500 middle and high school band, orchestra and choral musicians each year.

Further, he has served as the director of undergraduate studies (2005-13) the associate director for academic affairs (2012-15) and coordinator of music education (2016-19) for the School of Music.

Prior to joining the faculty at Maryland, Hewitt taught elementary- and secondary-level instrumental music in New York, Michigan and Arizona. He now lives in Columbia, Maryland, with his family and enjoys volunteering with a number of church and community organizations.