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Office of Assessment

Email: assessment@ksu.edu | Phone: 785-532-3429

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Frederick Burrack, Ph.D.

Director of Assessment
& Professor of Music Education


Dr. Frederick Burrack is Director of Assessment, Professor of Music Education, Graduate Chair for Music, Distinguished Graduate Faculty. He joined the Kansas State music faculty as a music education specialist in Fall 2005. Dr. Burrack taught instrumental music education at Ball State University from 2002-2005 and instrumental music in the Carroll Community School District in Carroll, Iowa from 1982-2002. He has served as the Chair for the National Association for Music Education Assessment Special Research Interest Group and as Co-Chair for their work in developing Model Cornerstone Assessments that accompany the National K-12 Music Standards. His co-edited book “Applying Model Cornerstone Assessments in K–12 Music: A research supported approach” was published in 2018. A new text for assessing music "Developing and Applying Assessments in the Music Classroom." Routledge, Pub was published in 2020 with co-authors Dr. Kelly Parkes, Dr. Phillip Payne, and Dr. Brian Wesolowski.
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Brad Regier, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Assessment


Bradley J. Regier is the Associate Director of Assessment at Kansas State University. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Music Education at Illinois Wesleyan University and taught instrumental music in Chase County, Kansas and Cairo, Egypt.

An active music education researcher, Dr. Regier has presented at state, national, and international conferences including the Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference (2022), the International Society for Music Education Conference (2022), and the Symposium for Music Teacher Education (2021). His research interests include music teacher psychology and self-efficacy, instrumental teaching strategies, and student assessment strategies. He is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Missouri Journal of Research in Music Education, Missouri School Music Magazine, and Ale Breve. Dr. Regier currently serves on the editorial boards of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and Contributions to Music Education.

Dr. Regier received degrees in music education with an instrumental conducting emphasis from the University of Missouri (PhD), the University of Oklahoma (MME), and Kansas State University (BME).

Student Assistants

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Korin Koenig
Undergraduate Assistant

Sophomore, Statistics and Data Science

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Quynh Do
Graduate Assistant

Doctoral student, Statistics