Constance McKoy

Connie McKoy is professor and director of undergraduate Studies in the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Music, 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 children’s world music preferences, music teachers’ cross-cultural competence and culturally responsive pedagogy in music. Her work has been published in The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, The Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Music 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. In 2017, she participated in the Yale Symposium on Music in Schools and contributed to the resulting document, “The 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 is the immediate past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education, an affiliated society of the National Association for Music Education.

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