Dr. Ed Cannava
A native of New York, Dr. Ed Cannava is a music education instructor and band director at The Metropolitan State University of Denver where he supervises student teachers, directs Symphonic Band I, and teaches the instrumental music practicum and field supervision courses.
Before his appointment at MSU Denver in January of 2010, Dr. Cannava served as a Colorado public school music educator for 32 years. He has taught all grade levels, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Since 1983 he has written numerous articles for Bandworld, The Instrumentalist, the Jazz Educators Journal, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine. Dr. Cannava served as The Instrumentalist's Consulting and Contributing Editor for numerous years.
Dr. Cannava received his Ph. D. in Music Education, M.M.E. and B.M.E. degrees from the University of Colorado.