Jason M. Silveira is assistant professor of music education at Oregon State University. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and his Ph. D. in music education from Florida State University. Currently, Silveira teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the Professional Music Teacher Education program, and also conducts the Wind Symphony at Oregon State University. His research interests include music perception and cognition, psychology of music, teacher effectiveness, and teacher evaluation and preparation. He has presented research at several venues, including the National Association for Music Education Conference, Oregon Music Education Association Conference, New York State School Music Association Conference, Texas Music Educators Association Conference, the American Music Therapy Association Conference, the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education, and has been published in International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Contributions to Music Education, Oregon Music Educator, and has forthcoming publications in Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Perspectives in Music Education, and Music Educators Journal. Silveira has also served as guest clinician/conductor throughout Oregon, New York and New England. Prior to his appointment at OSU, Silveira taught instrumental music in the state of Rhode Island, and twice received citations from the governor for promoting excellence in music education. While teaching in Rhode Island, his groups frequently performed at state, regional, and national festivals. Dr. Silveira currently serves as co-chair of the Northwest Division of the Society for Music Teacher Education for the State of Oregon, and is the chair-elect of the Affective Response Special Research Interest Group for the National Association for Music Education.