Wesley Brewer serves on the Oregon State University faculty as associate professor and coordinator of music education. He completed his doctoral studies in music education at Arizona State University. He holds a Master of Music in conducting from Southern Oregon University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Arizona. Prior to his appointment at OSU, Brewer served as associate professor and director of music education at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University (Chicago, Illinois) from 2009-2016.
Dr. Brewer is the author of multiple scholarly publications including articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, The Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, Research and Issues in Music Education, and a book chapter in Issues of Identity in Music Education: Narratives and Practices. He has presented findings from his research at state, national, and international conferences throughout the United States and in Finland and Norway including meetings of the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), the American Educational Research Association, and the National Association for Music Education. Brewer was conference co-chair for Narrative Soundings: The Fifth International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education (NIME5) and also serves as the facilitator for the Society for Music Teacher Education’s Teacher Recruitment Area of Strategic Planning and Action. In 2010, Dr. Brewer was named recipient of the national Outstanding Dissertation Award presented by the Council for Research in Music Education.