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Women in Music Education

Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw working with a group of students
April 2, 2021

The UMD Music Education program is hosting a Women in Music Education series.

The events, which are free and open to the public, feature prominent musician-educators. Presenters will give sessions on Ojibwe songs and digital song writing. UMD Music Education professors Jian-Jun Chen-Edmund and David Edmund organized this series.

Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw

Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw

Tues., April 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw
Songs of Ojibwe, Ashanti, and Chinese Culture
Zoom link:
Event Zoom ID; 929 5591 3756

Sheila J. Feay-Shaw is an associate professor and chair of music education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Feay-Shaw specializes in world music pedagogy in music education and has presented conference sessions for state, national and international conferences in Glasgow, Scotland; Edmonton, Alberta; Toronto, and Bergen, Norway.

Dr Alena Holmes

Dr. Alena Holmes

Tues., April 20, from 9–9:50 a.m.
Dr. Alena Holmes
Digital Songwriting
Zoom link: TBA

Dr. Holmes is an associate professor and the coordinator of music education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition to her research and teaching, Alena Holmes is a singer and songwriter performing in educational, professional, and community contexts throughout the U.S.

Previous events:

Dr. Jill Wilson

Dr. Jill Wilson

Tues., April 6 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Dr. Jill Wilson
Music Literacy: Empowering Students

Dr. Jill Wilson is associate professor and music education program director at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.  She is currently serving as Vice President of Iowa Choral Directors Association and is a member of the Iowa Fine Arts Standards Implementation Committee of the Iowa Department of Education.

Dr. Catherine Bushman

Dr. Catherine Bushman

Tues., March 30 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Dr. Catharine Bushman
Teaching Instrumental Music

Dr. Catharine  Bushman joined the faculty at St. Cloud State University in 2013. She conducts the wind ensemble and teaching courses in music education. Her academic interests include Igor Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments, cultural issues in music education, and music teacher mentoring.

Learn more about UMD's Music Education program.