At UGA, I teach courses in instrumental music education, research and quantitative analyses as well as in instrumental methods, woodwind methods and quantitative research design. I also serve as a music content specialist for the Georgia Department of Education.

I earned a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and a Bachelor of Music in music education and jazz performance as well as a Master of Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. I also hold a Master of Music in jazz studies from the University of North Texas. In my career, I was the associate band director at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs, FL, a Grammy Signature, Mark of Excellence and National Wind Band Honors program.

In my research, I focus on educational assessment and the cognition, action, perception and pedagogy of improvised jazz performance. I continue to present research papers internationally and nationally and have articles forthcoming and published in the International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, Saxophone Symposium, Florida Music Director, and Georgia Music News.

Learn more about Brian Wesolowski.

Brian Wesolowski
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Athens, GA
Education: 
Ph.D., University of Miami
Department: 
Music Education
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