Music Education

The University of Iowa's music education faculty are committed to the development of outstanding music educators who make a difference in the lives of their students.

Our music education faculty maintain diverse scholarly interests, including:

  • Community music
  • Well-being and music-making
  • Creative musicianship
  • Peacebuilding and music education
  • Music in prison contexts
  • Vocal and choral acoustics
  • Vocal health among pre-service and practicing music educators and music therapists
  • Vocal pedagogy and singing technique
  • Choral conducting gesture and singer efficiency 
  • Universal design and inclusive schooling practices
  • Culturally sustaining pedagogy 
  • Supporting diversity and educational equity in music education

Music education faculty

Portrait of Mary Cohen

Mary Cohen

Music Education
Associate Professor
Portrait of Adam Harry

Adam Harry

Instrumental Music Education
Assistant Professor
headshot of Dr. Manternach

Jeremy Manternach

Choral Music Education
Associate Professor
Music Education Area Head