Master Teachers

Dr. Constance McKoy

Associate Professor of Music, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Dr. Constance McKoy

Connie McKoy holds a BM in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and both an MM and PhD from UNCG. She was a visiting assistant professor of music at the University of Southern Mississippi and served the North Carolina public schools for nineteen years as a lead teacher, general music teacher, choral director, and band assistant. McKoy’s research has focused on children’s world music preferences and music teachers’ cross-cultural competence. She has presented at research sessions of The National Association for Music Education, The American Orff Schulwerk Association, Research Alliance of Institutions for Music Education, The Society for Music Teacher Education, and the College Music Society. Her research has been published in The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Update: Applications of Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, and the International Journal of Music Education, and she served on the editorial review committee for the NAfME publication The Music Educators Journal. She is an active clinician for state, regional, and national music education organizations, is Orff-certified, was guest choral clinician for the 2010 NCMEA All-State Middle School SSA choir, and is a past president of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Her responsibilities in the College of Visual and Performing Arts include coordinating the undergraduate music education program, and teaching undergraduate and graduate music education courses, including courses in multicultural music education.

Dr. Jacqueline Kelly-McHale

Director of Music Education, DePaul University

Dr. Jacki Kelly-McHale

Jacqueline Kelly-McHale is an associate professor and the director of music education at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Kelly-McHale’s research focuses on culturally responsive teaching in K-12 music classrooms, the role of social justice in music teacher education programs, and composition in K-12 classrooms. She has published articles in Journal of Research in Music Education and Mountain Lake Reader. Kelly-McHale is an active clinician having presented workshops at state and national conferences. She also serves as a consultant for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Institute for Learning, Access and Training and the Ravinia Festival’s Reach, Teach, and Play programs. Kelly-McHale earned her doctorate at Northwestern University, an MA in music education from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a BS in music education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She also earned a Kodály mastery certificate and has completed levels in both the Orff and Dalcroze approaches to music education.