Daniel Abrahams studied music education at Temple University and completed a master of instrumental conducting degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  He holds a Ph.D. in music education from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.  Abrahams is assistant professor of music education at the University of Arkansas, and has presented research at numerous, state, national and international conferences. He has contributed several book chapters in edited publications. His research interests include the acquisition of learner agency and the use of reciprocal teaching in classroom music and ensembles. His dissertation research examined how pedagogy fosters personal and musical agency among beginning instrumental conductors.