Dr. Josef Hanson is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He also serves as President of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Hanson received the Donald J. Shetler Prize for Excellence in Music Education as well as numerous grants and graduate awards. His collegiate performing groups have toured nationally and abroad, to venues as diverse as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. His writing on music education has been or is soon to be featured in Teaching Music, Music Educators Journal, Music Perception, and the Journal of Research in Music Education. Hanson is the founder of the UMass Boston Music Collaboratory, a unique student ensemble specializing in vernacular and non-standard music-making opportunities and community engagement.
Creating, not Predicting, the Future: The Case for Effectual Thinking in Postsecondary Music Education