Molly Weaver, Professor of Music at West Virginia University and Coordinator of the Music Education Area, joined the WVU faculty in 1993 following a successful career as a music educator and arts administrator in the Beachwood (OH) City Schools. She earned degrees in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University (B.S.) and the University of Michigan (M.M., Ph.D.).
At WVU, Dr. Weaver’s teaching responsibilities include instrumental music methods, secondary brass and woodwind performance and pedagogy, music education foundations, and music education research methods. Her research interests and publications include assessment of music teaching and learning, aural musicianship, issues in the social psychology of music education, and teacher preparation in secondary winds/percussion performance and pedagogy. Currently she is researching the role of traditional large ensemble instruction in K-12 schools, pre-service teacher pedagogical effectiveness in secondary instrument classes, and effects of formative feedback on pre-service music teacher practice.
The WVU College of Creative Arts has recognized Dr. Weaver’s teaching, research, and service with numerous awards for excellence. She has served at the state level on the West Virginia Music Educators Association Executive Board and at the national level on the Journal of Music Teacher Education Editorial Committee and the Music Educators Journal Editorial Board.
Currently she serves on the Editorial Board of Contributions to Music Education and is the coordinator of the Music Teacher Educators: Identification, Preparation, and Professional Development Area for Strategic Planning and Action (ASPA) group for the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE).
Dr. Weaver is an active adjudicator, author, consultant, and researcher, and has presented nearly 300 invited and refereed clinics and workshops throughout the United States and abroad.