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Programs: Music Education On-Campus

Kelly Bylica

Kelly Bylica holds degrees from Western University, Ontario (PhD, Music Education), Northwestern University, Illinois (M.M. in Music Education with honors), and Valparaiso University, Indiana (B.M.E. Music Education, Humanities). Kelly’s scholarly interests are grounded in facilitating experiences that encourage music educators and students to challenge assumptions and develop critically artistic dispositions. Her recent work explores critical […]

Diana Dansereau

Diana R. Dansereau, Assistant Professor of Music, Music Education is dedicated to enriching the musical lives of young children. She demonstrates this by researching music learning in early childhood; implementing innovative musical experiences in early childhood and elementary settings; working with pre- and in-service music teachers to critically analyze research and practice; serving professional organizations […]

André de Quadros

André de Quadros, music educator, conductor, ethnomusicologist, writer, and human rights activist has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries. His professional work has taken him to the most diverse settings, spanning professional ensembles, and projects with prisons, peacebuilding and reconciliation, psychosocial rehabilitation, refugees and asylum-seekers, poverty locations, and victims of torture and trauma. Dr. […]

Ruth Debrot

Ruth Ann Debrot is a Lecturer in Music Education at Boston University. Debrot completed a BA in Music from The University of Mississippi. She earned an MA in Vocal Performance at The City College of New York. To obtain licensure in music education, Ruth attended The Boston Conservatory and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Debrot […]

Andrew Goodrich

Dr. Goodrich is active internationally conducting workshops and presenting research at symposia and conferences. He has published articles and reviews in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Jazz Education Journal, International Trumpet Guild Journal, in proceedings from various conferences, […]

Karin S. Hendricks

Karin Hendricks joined the Boston University faculty in 2015, with previous faculty appointments at the University of Illinois and Ball State University.  She has taught courses in instrumental music education, research, sociology and psychology of music, music and social justice, and contemporary and alternative approaches to music learning.  Dr. Hendricks has served in state, national, […]

Brian W. Kellum

Brian W. Kellum has extensive experience as a string teacher and administrator in public, community, and private settings. He taught strings in St. Louis working with students grades 3-8 in the Ritenour and Parkway school districts, and in Atlanta where he taught middle school strings and general music through 2014. Kellum served on the faculty […]

Gareth Dylan Smith

Gareth Dylan Smith is active nationally and internationally as a teacher, speaker, researcher and drummer. Overarching themes in his research are eudaimonia, popular music education, and sociology of music education. Gareth has a keen interest in social justice in and through music learning, and enjoys exploring intersections of musicking within and without schooling contexts. Gareth’s […]

Tawnya D. Smith

Tawnya Smith began serving at Boston University in 2014 as a dissertation advisor, online course facilitator, and full-time lecturer and won an Assistant Professor position in 2017. Previously, she served as an instructor in music education at Ball State University. She has taught music education research and curriculum courses as well as arts integration, creating […]

Kinh T. Vu

Dr. Kinh T. Vu is an assistant professor of music at Boston University where he teaches music education and performance courses in general music methods, instrumental music, history, and philosophy. Focusing his teaching, learning, and research model on global citizenship and intercultural literacy, Kính’s pedagogy is community-based with partnerships emerging in Boston and around the […]