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Dr. Jason B. Gossett is an instructor in instrumental music education at Oregon State University where he teaches instrumental methods for graduates and undergraduates, research methods for graduates, and supervises student teachers. In addition to his deep commitment to music teacher education, he is the assistant director of the Oregon State University Marching Band and assists with basketball pep bands. Dr. Gossett also oversees and conducts the Campus Band. Prior to entering higher education, Dr. Gossett spent 10 years as a high school band director in Kentucky. Bands under his direction consistently earned Distinguished ratings in both concert and marching performances. His marching bands consistently performed at high levels earning a spot in KMEA state finals.  

He holds the Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Education from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters and Bachelors in Music Education from Murray State University. An active researcher, Dr. Gossett presents research at regional, state, and national music conferences. His research focuses on pedagogic values held by teachers and the role of these values in teachers' educational decisions. In addition, Dr. Gossett investigates band director practice through the lens of virtue ethics with an emphasis on how teaching music contributes to a teacher's conception of the "good life".

Dr. Gossett is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), and the Oregon Music Educators Association (OMEA). Additionally, he is the Oregon representative for SMTE.

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