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Krissie Weimer

Krissie Weimer

Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Education

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Campus Box
Greeley, CO 80639


  • Ph.D. in Music Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.M. in Music Education, West Virginia University
  • B.M. in Music Education, West Virginia University

Professional/Academic Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Music Education, University of Northern Colorado Current
  • Assistant Professor, Music Education, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 2017 - 2022

Other Experience

Dr. Kristina (Krissie) Weimer is Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Northern Colorado, teaching a variety of music education courses. Prior to UNC she spent five years as an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She earned degrees in Music Education from West Virginia University (B.S., M.M.) and The Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.). 

Dr. Weimer taught middle school band and general music, and elementary general music in Maryland, and early childhood music, and elementary special education (behavior disorders) in West Virginia. She has numerous state, national, and international conference presentations on topics including sound before sight pedagogy, creativity and improvisation, teacher wellness, recruiting and retaining students, teaching music with autoimmune disease and chronic illness, student practice habits, effective modeling strategies, and presence. 

Her research focuses on music teacher mentoring and professional development. She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Visions of Research in Music Education, General Music Today, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, and Journal of Music Teacher Education. She is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Colorado Music Teachers Association (CMEA) Instrumental Music Teacher Educators (IMTE), and Society for Music Teacher Educators (SMTE) where she serves as co-facilitator of the Music Teacher Educators ASPA. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Music Educators Journal and the Advisory Committee of Teaching Music magazine. 

Research/Areas of Interest

  • Mentoring
  • Professional Development
  • Beginning Instrumental Pedagogy
  • Teacher Wellness

Publications/Creative Works

Weimer, K. R. (2023). Promoting music teacher wellness. Colorado Music Educators Journal, 71(1), 17-20. https://cmeaonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/CMEA-Fall-2023-Journal.pdf

Weimer, K. R. & Rutkowski, J. (2023). Creative connections: Instrumental expression through singing. Music Educators Journal, 109(4), 42-50 https://doi.org/10.1177/00274321231178446

Weimer, K. R., & Vaughan-Marra, J. (2023) You don’t look sick: Voices of music educators living with autoimmune and chronic illness. Journal of Research in Music Education, 71(1), 49-66. https://doi.org/10.1177/00224294221118899

Weimer, K. R. & Albert, D. J. (2022). A mentoring network for novice and experienced music teachers: Concept, design, outcomes, and recommendations. Journal of Music Teacher Education, 31(2), 92–106. https://doi.org/10.1177/10570837211054096

Weimer, K. R. (2021). An intrinsic case study of one music educator’s professional development through podcasting. Contributions to Music Education, 46, 245-263.

Weimer, K. R. (2021). Mentor identification, selection, preparation, and development: A literature review. Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, 39(3), 20–28. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755123320965138

Weimer, K. (2019). An examination of a preservice music teacher’s experiences with a New Horizon’s Band: Implications for preservice music teacher education. New Directions (4). Retrieved from: https://www.newdirectionsmsu.org/issue-4-special-focus-issue-imte2019/weimer/

Weimer, K. (2019). Modeling strategies for effective and efficient teaching. Invited SmartMusic blog post: https://www.smartmusic.com/blog/modeling-strategies-for-effective-and-efficient-teaching/

Weimer, K. (2019). Maximizing mentoring relationships. General Music Today, 32(2), 12–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1048371318805226

Weimer, K. R. (2018). Making the most of rehearsal time. Southwestern Musician, August 2018, 22-23. https://www.tmea.org/wp-content/uploads/Southwestern_Musician/Articles/MakingtheMostofRehearsalTime-Aug-2018.pdf

Clements, A. C., Willow, K., Weimer, K. R. (2017). Creating, Responding, and Performing in secondary general music. In Burrack, F. & Parkes, K. (Eds.), Authentic assessment for music: The Model Cornerstone Assessment project. Rowman & Littlefield.

Weimer, K. (2015). Novice teacher mentoring: Recommended readings. PMEA News, Spring 2015, 56-57.

Weimer, K. (2015). [Review of the book Music education in England, 1950-2010: The child-centered progressive education, by J. Finney]. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 36(2), 155-157.

Weimer, K. R., Thornton, D. (2014). Mentoring relationships in music education: Pre-service to experienced teacher. In Dominguez, N., Alexander, D., Chrisman, T., Kailer, K., Kelly, B., & Westfall, E. (Eds.). (2017). 7th annual mentoring conference proceedings (2nd ed.): Developmental networks: mentoring & coaching at work [Special Issue 7]. The Chronicle of Mentoring and Coaching, 1(7). (Original work published by Dominguez, N. & Gandert, Y. (Eds.) 2014).

Weimer, K. R. (2011). A survey of mentoring programs for novice K-12 teachers in West Virginia public schools. Visions of Research in Music Education, 18. http://www-usr.rider.edu/~vrme/v18n1/visions/Weimer