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Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman

Professor of Music (Music Education); Graduate Coordinator (Music Education)

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Simon Center, M145L


Music Education

  • D.M.E., Doctor of Music Education, Indiana University, 1992
  • M.A., Master of Arts, San Diego State University, 1981
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science, Indiana State University, 1974

Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is professor and graduate coordinator of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

As a specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Madura is a former faculty member at the University of Southern California, the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She has also taught choral and general music to grades K-12 in California and has been active extensively as a pianist.

After earning her Doctor of Music Education degree with minors in Jazz Studies and Choral Conducting from IU, she returned as a professor in 2003.

Madura is the author of eight books: Contemporary Music Education, fourth edition (with Michael L. Mark, Cengage, 2014); Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research (Ed., Ashgate, 2011); Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (Routledge, 2009); Music Education In Your Hands (with Michael L. Mark, Routledge, 2009); Images of America: Madura's Danceland (Arcadia, 2010); Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (MENC, 1999); and Vocal Improv Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with Jeffrey Agrell, in press.). See info on my newest book, Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2018):

She has articles published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, International Journal of Music Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Psychology of Music, and Teaching Music.

Madura currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education and as national chair for the American Choral Directors Association Vocal Jazz Repertoire and Standards.

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