Dr. Radio Cremata is an Assistant Professor of music education at Ithaca College. With a diverse teaching background from K-Graduate School, his experience encompasses public, private, charter, and online settings. He holds state, national, ESOL and Orff-Schulwerk music education certifications. He has developed both traditional and progressive programs that have earned him teaching and grant honors from the Roland Music Corporation, Berklee College of Music, PBS and the Henry Ford, Univision, Grammy in the Schools Foundation, and the Fender Music Foundation.
Professionally, Dr. Cremata is a teacher, keyboardist, composer, producer and recording engineer. His interest in studio production and “real-world” music playing has deeply impacted his music teaching philosophy. His research interests reflect his belief that music education should be available to greater numbers of underrepresented and marginalized students. He has written articles, given master classes, and presented at national and international conferences on such topics as the effective use of various technologies in music education, urban and at-risk music education, popular music education, integration of technology in music education settings, music technology for special learners, the evolving role of the music educator in progressive music education settings, understanding vocational music programs, and music learning in “informal” contexts. In addition to his work in pedagogy, he is an active composer, performer, recording engineer, producer, conductor and accompanist.