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.
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 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 International Journal of Music Education – Practice and a member for the Editorial Board for the Greek journals Mousikopaidagogika and Music in Primary Education.  
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 is the coordinator of the Committee for Aesthetic Education the national project "DIGITAL SCHOOL: 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 (2010-2015, 2016-2020
 (EU, CTI).
She is past chair of ISME’s Commission for Music in the Schools and Teacher Education (MISTEC). (
She is currently serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of the International Society for Music Education (2016-2020)
Current research interests include: music teacher education, music and arts integration, music curriculum, assessment in the music classroom, digital technology in music education. 

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" (

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