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Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Assistant Professor of Music (Music Education)

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Simon Center, M145F


Music Education


Lauren Kapalka Richerme is assistant professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on music education foundations, philosophy, and sociology. Her research interests include philosophy, education policy, secondary general music, ethnomusicology, and music technology.

Richerme's work has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Philosophy of Music Education Review, International Journal of Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Music Educators Journal, and Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. She is currently working through Indiana University Press on a book, Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education, in which she proposes a poststructuralist philosophy of music education.

At present, she serves on the editorial board of Arts Education Policy Review, as co-facilitator for the Society for Music Teacher Education Policy ASPA, and as chair-elect for the Philosophy Special Research Interest Group. Prior to her university teaching, Richerme taught high school and middle school band, and general music in Massachusetts. She holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Harvard University, and Arizona State University.

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