David Knapp is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Syracuse University, where he teaches music technology, modern band, and philosophy of music education. He received his Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. Knapp directs the Music in Community program at SU, which facilitates music-making partnerships that support community needs. This includes the New American All-Stars, a vernacular music ensemble for refugee youth, and the Digital Music Lab, a community-based music production studio for urban high school students. His research interests include community music with marginalized communities, vernacular music making, and music technology. His research has been published in the International Journal of Community Music, General Music Today, the Journal of Popular Music Education, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education.