Randall Everett Allsup holds degrees in music performance and music education from Northwestern and Columbia University. Randall graduated from Teachers College in 2002 and was later awarded “Outstanding Dissertation of the Year” by the Council on Research in Music Education for Crossing Over: Mutual Learning and Democratic Action in Instrumental Music Education. Before returning to Teachers College as assistant professor, now associate, Randall was coordinator of music education and director of bands at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY. He has taught courses in music education and conducting at the Chinese Culture University, Taiwan, and in 2009, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. At Teachers College, Randall teaches courses in creativity and problem solving; democracy and music education; philosophies of music education; and doctoral seminar. He is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award at Columbia.