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Dr. Seth A.


Dr. Seth A Taft
(864) 761-5404

Assistant Professor of Music Education | Director of Instrumental Music

Dr. Seth A. Taft is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Director of Instrumental Music at Limestone. As a music educator, he has taught high school band and choir in Virginia, taught music education courses at the University of Colorado Boulder, and led clinics and camps for students of various ages. As an educational researcher and author, Taft has given many research presentations and has articles published in prominent music education journals. As a musician, he is a saxophonist, but can often be found playing other instruments, especially low brass.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Taft, S. A. (2019). Harnessing optimism in response to musical challenges. Music
Educators Journal, 106
(2), 22–27.

Taft, S. A. (2019). Composition in the ensemble classroom: Ideas from eight researcher-designed
methods. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 38(1),

Professional Memberships and Certifications

‣ Virginia Teaching Certificate (PK–12 Instrumental Music)
‣ Music Educators Journal (MEJ) Advisory Committee
‣ National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
‣ Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE)
‣ American Educational Research Association (AERA)
‣ Pi Kappa Lambda (ΠΚΛ) National Music Honor Society

  • Assistant Professor of Music Education
  • Director of Instrumental Music
  • Music Program Coordinator