Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer

Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Jazz Band Director at Winona State University. 

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, adaptive music, and creative composition. He also maintains active performance schedule in jazz, classical, and popular music styles. 

Dr. Lohmeyer's publication can be seen in Psychology of Music, Action, Criticism and Theory for Music Education, The Orff Echo, General Music Today, String Notes, and The Florida Music Director. He has presented both at the state and national levels on Orff-Schulwerk, jazz pedagogy, Popular Music Pedagogy (PMP), electronic music composition, 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