Associate Professor, Music Education and Director of Graduate Studies
Dr. David Edmund is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at UMD. Dr. Edmund teaches elementary methods, introduction to music education, graduate music education courses, supervises student teachers, serves as the liaison with the Department of Education, and advises graduate theses. He possesses certifications in Orff Schülwerk and the Kodály method. From 2009-2012, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. In addition to his work as professor, Dr. Edmund has taught studio trumpet, placing numerous students in the Florida All-State Jazz Band. He earned his Ph.D. in music education at Florida, where he was a Presidential Fellow and served as Director of Jazz Bands II and III. In 2008, Dr. Edmund was honored with a Graduate Student Teaching Award and at commencement was recognized as the Outstanding Music Graduate Student. He has presented research at conferences in East Asia, South America and throughout the United States. Dr. Edmund taught general music, choir and beginning band for ten years in Florida elementary schools. He was elected the Ruskin Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2001. He earned the Master of Music Education degree with Jazz Studies emphasis at the University of North Texas, where he performed in the renowned One o’ Clock lab band and directed the Six o’ Clock. Dr. Edmund has toured and recorded with chamber winds, jazz, reggae, soul, pop, and rock ensembles.