Dr. Stephen A. Paparo is Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and conducts the University Chorale. He holds degrees from Michigan State University (Ph.D.), Syracuse University (M.M.), and Ithaca College (B.M.), and is a Guild Certified Practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method® of Somatic Education. As a former public school teacher, he taught junior and senior high school choral music for ten years in New Hartford, New York, and earned National Board Certification in 2002.
Dr. Paparo is active as a guest conductor and regularly presents at state, national, and international conferences. He serves on the board of the Massachusetts American Choral Directors Association as Student Activities Chair. He is published in Music Education Research, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, Massachusetts Music News and Michigan Music Educator.