about Dr. Kirk Kassner
                b. 1946 in Seattle, Washington

Ph. D. in Music Education (1992), M. of Arts (Teaching Music) (1973), B. Music (1969)

MENC Nationally Certified Music Educator (1993)

Taught music 40 years (1969-2009) at all levels from pre-school to graduate school and in
all course settings (general music, bands, orchestra, chorus, music methods, music theory & ear training)

Music Curriculum Specialist, presenting in-service trainings for Pearson Publishing (Silver Burdett Making Music)

Member, Arts in Education Grant Review Panel, Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State (1997)

Member, Editorial Board, Music Educators Journal (2004-2008)

Technology Column Editor, General Music Today (1998-2008)

Publications: over 70 refereed and non-refereed articles, book chapters, and other contributions, including contributing author to the college textbook, Music in Childhood, Silver Burdett's Teaching with Technology resource books, and MENC's Teaching Strategies series. 

Presentations: over 100 workshops, lectures, seminars for local, state, regional, national, and international conferences, including Seattle, Portland, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Winston-Salem, Lowell MA, Washington DC, Clarksville TN, Mesa AZ, Boone NC, Kane'ohe (HI), Manchester (England), Glasgow (Scotland), Bologna (Italy), Beijing (China), Thessaloniki (Greece), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Compositions and Arrangements:  dozens of musical works created for teaching and worship.

Languages studied: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Modern Greek, Brazilian Portuguese
Travels throughout the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, China, Tibet, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil.

Married to Carol Scott-Kassner 1991.  Three grown children:  Ami, Court, Ryan.  Current residence in Seattle, Washington, USA 98109.


Background Music:  Hill and Gully Rider