Daniel Johnson is a professor of music and music education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). A Fulbright scholar with over twenty-five years of teaching experience spanning the PK–university gamut, Dr. Johnson is an international authority on music education pedagogy. He has presented teacher education workshops around the world, focusing on classroom music instruction, music listening, and integrated arts education. Recognized as a Medici Scholar, Dr. Johnson has received multiple nominations for the prestigious UNCW Faculty Research Award along with numerous grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Science Foundation, the College Music Society, the North Carolina Arts Council, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and Partners of the Americas. A graduate of the New England Conservatory and the University of Arizona, he has published in numerous eminent journals, including The Journal of Research in Music Education and The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. His most recent book chapters appear in The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education, Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music, and The Handbook of Listening. The sixth edition of his latest textbook, Musical Explorations: Fundamentals Through Experience, is published by Kendall-Hunt. A multi-instrumentalist and national prize-winner, Dr. Johnson is a professional orchestral, solo, and chamber musician, regularly performing as principal tuba with the Long Bay Symphony.