Elaine Colprit teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and music cognition in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Wheaton College, a master’s in cello performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Ph. D in music education from the University of Texas at Austin.
A former public school string teacher and cello instructor, Elaine has performed extensively in orchestral and chamber music settings. Her research, which addresses issues of systematic observation and evaluation of music teaching, is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. She has presented research at meetings of the Texas Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, the American String Teachers Association, the Fourth International Conference of Technological Directions in Music Education, the American Music Therapy Association, the Sixth International Research Symposium on Talent Education, the Association for Behavior Analysis, and the International Society for Music Education.