Jonathan Schaller is a visiting music education faculty member at SUNY Potsdam and is a Ph.D. candidate in music education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Master of Music in music education from Duquense University and a Bachelor of Science in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to his arrival at Illinois, he was a music educator for eight years in the Marion Center Area School District in western Pennsylvania. While at Marion Center, Jon taught band and instrumental lessons to grades 7-12 as well as elementary instrumental lessons and chorus to students in grades 4-6. While at Illinois, Jon was a teaching assistant for music education courses in technology, differentiation, adolescent music-making, and choral and instrumental methods. He was also a student teaching supervisor.
His research interests include place-based pedagogies, instrumental music education, popular/vernacular music, and LGBTQ issues in music education. Jon has published articles in the Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Popular Music Education and has presented at the College Music Society National Conference, American Educational Research Association, the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, Illinois Music Education Conference, and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.