Smaragda Chrysostomou is currently a Professor of Music Pedagogy and Didactics at the Faculty of Music Studies, University of Athens.
She also teaches at the Faculty for Primary Teachers, University of Athens and the postgraduate program in Music Education at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
Her PhD from the University of Reading, UK (1997) was a comparative study of the English and Greek music teacher education.
For several years she has worked as a music teacher in secondary education (general and music schools), as an in-service trainer for music teachers in primary and secondary education and as a university teacher in the Faculty of Primary Teacher Education at the Democritus University of Thrace. 
She has many publications related to her work in Greek and international journals and edited books. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the International Journal of Education & the Arts as well as in Bresler, L.(ed.) (2008). International Handbook of Research in Arts Education.Dordrecht, NL.: Springer. 
She is also a member of the International Editorial Board for the journals International Journal of Music Education and Research Studies in Music Education  as the Greek journal Mousikopaidagogika 
Her book titled “Music in Education: the Dilemma of Interdisciplinarity” was published in Greek in 2005. 
She was one of the two academics responsible for the new National Curriculum in Music in Cyprus (2009-11). She was a member of the team responsible for the creation and application of the new National Curriculum in Music in Greece (2010-12).
She was the coordinator of the Committee for Aesthetic Education the national projects "DIGITAL SCHOOL I" and "DIGITAL SCHOOL II" which were about specifying a digital educational platform, building and operating an educational knowledge base, adapting and annotating learning objects with educational metadata, building the infrastructure to support exemplary teaching practices and the use of the participatory web", Greek National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), Νο 296441 and No 5001312 [2007-2013, 2014-2020
 (EU, CTI)].
She is past chair of ISME’s Commission for Music in the Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC). (
She has served on the Board of the International Society for Music Education for four years, two of which on the Executive Committee (2016-2020).

She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Council of Research and Innovation (Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation – HFRI) for the Thematic Area of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Current research interests include: music teacher education, music and arts integration, music curriculum, assessment in the music classroom, digital technology in music education, community music and the music teacher, informal approaches in music learning. 

She is Director of the Music Education Lab at the Department of Music Studies (
She is the Director of the postgraduate program (MA) "Music Education in formal and informal environments" (
She is the Scientific Coordinator of the professional development and Lifelong learning programs "Go-Arts", at the Centre of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning of the NKUA. (

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