Kevin Weingarten is a Visiting Lecturer in Music Education at the University of Washington. He is completing his PhD degree at the University of Kansas, where he taught conducting techniques to instrumental methods and music philosophy. Earlier, he was a middle school band director and general music teacher at international schools in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Budapest (Hungary). His research encompasses questions of music perception, multimodal inattention in music rehearsal settings, and social-emotional learning, much of which has been featured in presentations at state- and national-level NAfME conferences as well as in forthcoming publications. He was recently a keynote presenter at the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) Music Educators Conference in Dubai.