Matthew Schatt

Matthew Schatt , PhD

Assoc Professor

Associate Professor of Music Education

Emery Hall


CCM Music Education -

Professional Summary

A creative, engaging and well-respected educator with nearly two decades of experience teaching music to students of diverse ages, Matthew D. Schatt has mentored students throughout the state of Ohio, most recently in the Cleveland area. In addition to his exceptional work in K-12 schools, Schatt has worked closely with online graduate programs at the University of Florida and Kent State University since their inception. Schatt’s experiences have included guiding instrumental music students in the fifth through twelfth grades, as well as modernizing and facilitating general music classes at the middle and secondary levels. An Ohio native, Schatt received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Music degree from CCM with a specialization in Trumpet and a Ph.D. in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University.

An avid and curious researcher, Schatt’s active research interests include studying the practice routines of instrumental musicians, examining the motivational interests of pre-adolescent musicians and exploring student-centered models for secondary instruction. Schatt’s insights have been disseminated in Psychology of Music, International Journal of Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music EducationVisions of Research in Music EducationResearch & Issues in Music EducationResearch Studies in Music Education and Contributions to Music Education. In 2020, Schatt completed his second term on the editorial board for the Ohio Music Education Association’s refereed journal Contributions to Music Education, is currently serving on the reviewing committees of the International Journal of Contemporary Education and Psychological and Behavioral Sciences and is a frequent guest reviewer for Psychology of Music.


PhD: Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, 2013

MM: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004

BME: Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio , 2002


Peer Reviewed Publications

Schatt, M.D. (2022. ) The Music Practice Motivation Scale: An exploration of secondary instrumental music students’ motivation to practice.The International Journal of Music Education, , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2021. ) Passing the baton: Building student autonomy and democracy in the full ensemble setting.Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, , 40 (3 ) , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2018. ) Middle school band students’ self-determination to practice.Psychology of Music, , 46 (2 ) , More Information

Koops, L.K., Hankins, B.A., Scalise, D., & Schatt, M.D. (2014. ) Rock orchestra alumni reflections on the impact of participation in The Lakewood Project.Research Studies in Music Education, , 36 (2 ) , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2011. ) High school instrumental music students’ attitudes and beliefs regarding practice: An application of attribution theory.Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, , 29 (2 ) , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2011. ) “If I have time”: Junior high school instrumentalists’ attitudes regarding practice.Visions of Research in Music Education, , 19 , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2011. ) Achievement motivation and the adolescent musician: A synthesis of the literature.Research & Issues in Music Education, , 9 (1 ) , More Information

Schatt, M.D. (2010. ) Publishing your music education research: A seminar for future authors - a summary of the 2009 Ohio Music Education Association research forum presented by Dr. Wendy Sims.Contributions to Music Education, , 36 (2 ) , More Information

Contact Information

5239 Mary Emery Hall
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221