Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an associate professor and the director of music education at DePaul University in Chicago. Kelly-McHale’s research focuses on culturally responsive teaching in K-12 music classrooms, the role of social justice in music teacher education programs and composition in K-12 classrooms. She has published articles in the Journal of Research in Music Education and The Mountain Lake Reader and has published chapters in the “Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education,” “Envisioning Music Teacher Education,” “Teaching General Music,” and “Giving Voice to Democracy in Music Education.” She currently serves as a member of the editorial board for Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Kelly-McHale is an active clinician having presented workshops at state and national conferences. She also serves as a consultant for the Chicago Symphony Orchestras Institute for Learning, Access and Training and the Ravinia Festivals Reach, Teach, and Play programs. Kelly-McHale earned her doctorate at Northwestern University, an MA in music education from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a BS in music education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She holds a Kodály mastery certificate and has completed levels in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.

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