Music Education Consultant
Dr. Johanna J. Siebert is the retired Director of Fine Arts for the Webster Central School District in New York, where she supervised approximately 60 teachers in the music and visual art programs. She received a B.S. in Music Theory from Nazareth College of Rochester, School District Administrator Certificate (SDA) from the University of Rochester, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. She is a member of NAfME’s Solutions Music Group, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards’ (NCCAS) Music Standards writing team, chair for the Preschool-Grade 2 National Core Music Standards, and chair of NAfME’s first Music Teacher Evaluation Task Force. She is also the chair for NYS’ Revision of the Learning Standards for the Arts (Music), and Project Director for NAfME’s Library of Congress’ Teaching from Primary Sources (TPS) grant.
Johanna has taught at many levels, including graduate curriculum seminars at The Eastman School of Music, University of the Arts, and Nazareth College of Rochester, and in urban and suburban school districts. She has contributed chapters in professional publications on current educational trends, served on the editorial boards for the national periodicals Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music, and was named SAANYS Director of the Year for 2015 as well as Outstanding Special Educator for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is a writer for The College Board’s music learning modules, works with various school districts on curriculum writing and program reviews, and presents regularly at state and national conferences on the topics of the National Core Music Standards, artistic literacy, assessment, effective evaluation practices for arts teachers, and action research in school arts programs.