Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer

Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Winona State University and program director for music education.

He received his B.A. in Religion from Davidson College, M.M. in Saxophone Performance from Florida State University and both his M.Ed and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. His doctoral work focused on diverse musical literacies and creative practices. His other professional training includes Orff Schulwerk Level I in Kenai, AK, and Levels II and III from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Lohmeyer has developed his pedagogy and research interests through public school teaching experiences in classroom general music, beginning band, world drumming, class guitar, jazz band, music for special learners and creative composition. These experiences were gathered between Title I schools in Alaska and Florida, both elementary and high school.

During his time at Florida State University, he directed a jazz band and co-taught a guitar ensemble. Both ensembles were designed to present pedagogical techniques through performance-based ensembles to future music educators.

As a performer, he seeks to maintain his interests in jazz saxophone (past guest-artist residencies in Alaska and North Carolina), old-time banjo, baroque recorder and classical guitar. He also teaches recorder for the Level I Orff-Schulwerk course at Florida State University.

Dr. Lohmeyer's publications can be seen in Psychology of Music, the Orff Echo, General Music Today, and the Florida Music Director. He has presented at both the state and national levels on Orff-Schulwerk, jazz ensemble pedagogy, Popular Music Pedagogy (PMP), and music in special education. Dr. Lohmeyer's current research and practice examines diverse musical literacies for the digitally connected world.


  • Ph.D. Music Education (2018), Florida State University
  • M.Ed. Music Education (2010), Florida State University
  • M.M. Saxophone Performance (2007), Florida State University
  • B.A. Religion (2002), Davidson College