Fred Kersten


Lecturer, Music Education


Pennsylvania State University, D.Ed., Music Education/Administration
SUNY New Paltz, M.S., Elementary Education & Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration
Crane School of Music, B.S. & M.Mus.


Dr. Fred Kersten is currently and has been an Online Graduate Facilitator for Boston University for over seven years. He works with graduate music education majors around the world who are completing their masters and doctoral degrees in music education.

Fred holds five degrees in music and music education. He received the B.S. and M Mus degrees from Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York. His M.S. in Elementary Education and Certificate of Advanced Study in School Administration are from SUNY, New Paltz in New York. The Doctorate (D Ed) in music education/administration was awarded by The Pennsylvania State University.

A veteran of public school music teaching in Choral, General and Instrumental areas, Fred has taught music from Nursery and Kindergarten through Graduate Levels. His doctoral dissertation focused on Music for the Visually Impaired and was developed from his many years of teaching music to students with exceptionalities.

Interest in the recorder as a performing instrument led to study at Indiana University and he authored a book on Teaching Recorder that has been published by NAfME. His performance repertoire includes Bach, Handel, Telemann, and the vast repertoire of classical recorder literature. He has authored over forty articles on music and music education and two book chapters for state, national and international journals.

His current interests are focused on music technology and his study of classical pipe organ, which was his dual major as an undergraduate in addition to clarinet and saxophone. He presents nationally for CMS, ATMI, TI:ME, and NAfME.