John Coggiola

John Coggiola
Associate Professor
Phone: 315.443.5896
Address: 110 Crouse College
Academic Program Area Focus: Music Education

Dr. Coggiola is a Dual Associate Professor of Music Education in the College of Visual & Performing Arts and the School of Education, and is the Director of Jazz Studies in the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Coggiola served as the Chair of the Music Education Department in Setnor from 1999 to 2013.  Before his arrival at Syracuse in 1997, he was an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Radford University in Virginia and an Instructor of Music Education, Jazz Studies, and Contemporary Media at The Florida State University College of Music.

While at Syracuse, he has served as a conductor for Syracuse University’s Morton Schiff Jazz Ensemble and the Allegro and Poco Allegro Youth Wind Ensembles.  He maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and guest conductor for both concert bands and jazz ensembles at regional music festivals throughout the northeast United States.    


  • Ph D. Music Education, Florida State University, 1997
  • M.M.E., Florida State University
  • M.Mus. Jazz Performance, Florida State University.
  • B.S. Applied Trumpet, SUNY Fredonia

Research & Scholarship

Dr. Coggiola served for eleven years as the research chairperson for the New York State School Music Association and was the co-chair of the Music Educators National Conference Special Research Interest Group in affective response to music. Dr. Coggiola’s research focuses on aesthetic response to jazz music and is published in The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of The Council for Research in Music Education, Contributions to Music Education, The International Association of Jazz Educators Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook, and The Instrumentalist.

Courses Taught

Coggiola has taught a wide array of classes including psychological and sociological aspects of music, music cognition, cognition in the visual and performing arts, introduction to research in music, current problems and issues in music education, behavioral techniques in music, technology in music education, the inclusive recording studio, instrumental music methods and pedagogy, historical recordings in authentic curriculum design, music in the elementary school, assessment in music education, jazz improvisation, jazz pedagogy, and the history of jazz.