David Hedgecoth is Associate Professor of Music Education as well as Associate Director and Chair of Undergraduate Studies at The Ohio State University School of Music. He leads courses in graduate and undergraduate methods and conducts the Collegiate Winds. He is also the Resident Director of the Brazilian Experience Education Abroad Program. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Ohio State, Dr. Hedgecoth serves as a mentor for the Sophomore Transformational Experience Program (STEP), and he is the faculty advisor for the Collegiate Winds, the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education, and the Ohio State of Mind a cappella ensemble. He also serves on the educational and outreach committees for Chamber Music Columbus and the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.
His research interests include charter schools, educational policy and change, and international education. His research has been published in the Music Educators Journal, Research and Issues in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Contributions to Music Education, TRIAD, and Southwestern Musician.
Prior to his appointment at Ohio State, Hedgecoth served on the music education faculty of the University of Oregon. He holds degrees in music education from Florida State University and a PhD from The Ohio State University. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Hedgecoth began his teaching career with the Seminole County Public School system, where he spent nine years as a middle school and high school band director.