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Jason Gossett

Assistant Professor of Music Education 

Dr. Jason B. Gossett is an assistant professor in instrumental music education at West Virginia University where he teaches Instrumental Methods, History and Philosophy of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Percussion Pedagogy, and supervises student teachers. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Gossett spent 10 years as a high school band director in Kentucky.  Bands under his direction consistently earned Distinguished ratings in both concert and marching performances.  His marching bands consistently performed at high levels earning a spot in KMEA state finals.  

He holds the Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters and Bachelors in Music Education from Murray State University.  An active researcher, Dr. Gossett presents research at regional, state, and national music conferences.  His research focuses on band director practice through the lens of virtue ethics with an emphasis on how teaching music contributes to a teacher's conception of the "good life".  Additionally, he researches issues related to the evolution of the practice of band as well as decision-making in band.

Prior to his appointment at WVU, Dr. Gossett was an instructor of music education at Oregon State University where he taught music education classes and was Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.

Dr. Gossett is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), and WVMEA.