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IU Jacobs School of Music appoints Lauren Kapalka Richerme to music education faculty

April 25, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Kapalka Richerme as assistant professor of music education, pending approval from the Trustees of Indiana University.

Richerme, Lauren Kapalka
Lauren Kapalka Richerme
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Richerme's teaching duties begin in the fall of 2013 and will include undergraduate and graduate courses with an emphasis on music education philosophy, music education policy and sociological dimensions of music teaching and learning.

Her expertise will also be utilized in the area of graduate advising, where she will help supervise and guide theses and dissertations.

"I am thrilled to welcome Lauren to the Music Education Department faculty," said Brent Gault, chair of the department. "Her energy and expertise in areas related to philosophy of music education and arts education policy will contribute a great deal to our program and help us continue to offer a diverse set of experiences to our students."

"I am incredibly excited to continue my music education explorations with the dedicated and thoughtful faculty and students at Indiana University," said Richerme.

Richerme's research interests include philosophy, music education policy, secondary general music, ethnomusicology and music technology.

In her dissertation, Richerme draws on the work of Deleuze and Guattari to posit a rhizomatic philosophy of music education based on the practices of complicating, considering and connecting.

Her work has been published in the Music Educators Journal and Arts Education Policy Review, and she has forthcoming chapters in Advances in Music Education, Vol. 6 and Navigating the Future.

Richerme's recent presentations include papers at the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium, MayDay Group Colloquium, American Educational Research Association Conference and Society for Music Teacher Education Conference.

She taught high school and middle school band and general music in Massachusetts prior to her recent teaching at Arizona State University.

Richerme holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master of Education degree from Harvard University.

In May, she will receive her Ph.D. in music education from Arizona State University.