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Programs: Music Education

Fred Kersten

Dr. Fred Kersten is currently and has been an Online Graduate Facilitator for Boston University for over seven years. He works with graduate music education majors around the world who are completing their masters and doctoral degrees in music education. Fred holds five degrees in music and music education. He received the B.S. and M […]

David Kjar

In addition to being an online instructor for Boston University, performance-studies scholar and natural trumpet player David Kjar is Assistant Professor of Music History at Roosevelt University, where he teaches in the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He has performed and recorded with early-music ensembles in Europe and South and North America. After receiving his […]

Ulrike Präger

Ulrike Präger, a native of Munich, Germany, currently teaches at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research lies at the intersection of ethno/musicology and migration, diaspora, and memory studies, investigating musical expressions of refugees and forced migrants as a response to their experiences of displacement and violence. As part of her dissertation on the expulsion […]

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 […]

Dr. Katharine Stuffelbeam

Dr. Stuffelbeam’s research focuses on women’s music in West Africa, music and gender, the African diaspora, music and social justice, and medical ethnomusicology. Her dissertation entitled Women’s Voices, Women’s Songs: Dagbamba Music, Gender, and Culture, is currently being edited for future publication. Photography and articles have appeared in books and journals, including Worlds of Music, […]

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 […]

John Wriggle

John Wriggle (PhD Musicology, CUNY) is a composer, arranger, and trombonist in New York City, and has taught for the City University of New York, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Rutgers University, and Boston University. He has also worked as a music editor and researcher for Hollywood film productions (“Lord of the Rings” trilogy), music publishers […]