Dr. John L. Vitale is currently an Associate Professor in the Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He teaches Music Education and Curriculum Methods at the undergraduate level, and Research Methods at the graduate level. In addition, Dr. Vitale has numerous publications to his credit in the field of music education, and he has also presented his research at a number of international conferences. As a professional bass player, Dr. Vitale has performed at over 1,000 national and international venues with four different Juno Award winning artists. Dr. Vitale also has numerous compositional credits, including the score to award-winning children's animated film Attic-in-the-Blue (first place winner at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival).