Webster, Peter R(ichard)
- Jere T. Humphreys
(b Augusta, ME, May 31, 1947). American music educator and scholar. He earned degrees in music education from the University of Southern Maine (BS 1969) and the Eastman School of Music (MM 1971, PhD 1977). He taught music in the public schools of Maine (1965–9), Massachusetts (1969–70), and New York (1970–74), and at Case Western Reserve University (1974–88). Since moving to Northwestern University in 1988 he has taught philosophy, graduate research methods, music technology, assessment, and creative thinking in music; advised numerous dissertations; and served as chair of the music education program, chair of the Department of Music Studies, and associate dean of the Bienen School of Music. Webster has published over 70 articles and book chapters on technology, music cognition, and creative thinking in music, works that have appeared in journals and handbooks in and outside of music. He is co-author (with David Williams) of ...