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IU Jacobs School of Music welcomes Julia Shaw to music education faculty

April 12, 2019

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Shaw as associate professor of music in music education, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

Shaw is currently an assistant professor at Ohio State University and has served as conductor for the Chicago Children’s Choir, Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Zionsville Community Schools, where she earned the Teacher of the Year award in 2007. A certified Kodály educator, she has been an instructor for the summer Kodály institutes of DePaul University, James Madison University and the University of Central Missouri.

Shaw’s research on culturally responsive pedagogy, urban education and socio-cultural issues in music education has been honored with the Society for Research in Music Education’s Research Grant and the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Early Career Paper in Music Education award.

“Julia brings a wealth of community engagement experience,” said Gwyn Richards, David Henry Jacobs Bicentennial Dean. “As we continue to increase our reach to a multiage constituency, Julia’s experience will be invaluable.”

“The Music Education Department is thrilled that Julia Shaw will be joining us,” said Brenda Brenner, associate professor and department chair. “Her expertise in qualitative research and culturally responsive pedagogy, and her deep experience as a teacher and choral clinician bring an exciting new dimension to our department.”

Shaw’s publications appear in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, Arts Education Policy Review, Choral Journal and Music Educators Journal. She has presented research at the International Research in Music Education Conference, NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting and Symposium on Music Teacher Education.

She earned a Ph.D. in music education from Northwestern University, an M.M. in choral conducting from Butler University and a B.M.E. from Indiana University.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to join the thriving artistic and scholarly community at the Jacobs School of Music,” said Shaw. “I look forward to engaging with the students and collaborating with the faculty, who have such enthusiasm for educating the next generation of young musicians.”

Linda Cajigas
Assistant Director of Communications
IU Jacobs School of Music
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