Dr. Jennifer S. Walter is currently an Associate Professor of Music Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, specializing in instrumental music education. She has received degrees in music education from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Walter taught elementary, middle, and high school band in North Carolina and Tennessee and she is an experienced clinician. She is also active in the field of music education research and has presented her research at state, regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Walter's current research involves the level of noise exposure experienced by music teachers and students, and how to develop pre-service teachers’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions toward successful teaching. Dr. Walter is currently Chair of the Instructional Strategies SRIG.