Adam Harry

Instrumental Music Education
Assistant Professor

Adam G. Harry is the assistant professor of instrumental music education at the University of Iowa with a joint appointment in the College of Education and School of Music. He completed his BM and MM in music education and a PhD in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches undergraduate courses in Instrumental Methods and Conducting and graduate courses in Disability Studies, Psychology of Music, and Qualitative Research Methods. Harry previously taught high school instrumental music in Oconomowoc and Mosinee, WI and has been active as a guest clinician and conductor in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Harry’s research interests include constructions of musical ability, disability studies, inclusive schooling practices, and culturally relevant/sustaining pedagogies in music education. He has published research in the Journal for Music Teacher Education, the International Journal of Music Education, and Music Educators Journal. He has presented at numerous research conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, International Society of Music Education, College Music Society (CMS) National, Society of Music Teacher Education (SMTE), New Directions in Music Education, and Desert Skies Symposium. He currently serves as the SMTE chair of the Iowa Music Educators Association.

Research areas
  • Music education
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University of Iowa
4302 Voxman Music Building (VOX)
93 East Burlington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
United States