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Pedagogy Saturday

March 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Music Education Pedagogy Saturday

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Constance L. McKoy, PhD

Culturally Responsible Teaching: What It Is, and Why It’s Important in Music Education


A native of Fayetteville, NC, Connie McKoy is Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in School of the Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses. She holds a BM in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and MM and PhD degrees from UNCG. She has 19 years of public-school teaching experience as a general music teacher, choral director, and band assistant.

Her research, which has been presented nationally and internationally, has focused on cross-cultural competence, and culturally responsive pedagogy in music, has been published in top-tier music research journals, including the Journal of Research in Music Education and the Journal of Music Teacher Education.  She has served on the editorial review committees of the NAfME publications The Music Educators Journal and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education and is currently on the editorial review committee for Qualitative Research in Music Education.

In 2017 & 2019, she participated in the Yale Symposium on Music in Schools and contributed to the 2017 symposium document, Declaration on Equity in Music for City Students. Dr. McKoy is co-author of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application, published by Routledge. She is an active clinician for state, regional, and national music education organizations, is certified in Level III of Orff Schulwerk pedagogy and has taught recorder for Levels I-III. She is a past president of the North Carolina Music Educators Association and a past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education, an affiliated Society of the National Association for Music Education.


March 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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