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Jamey Kelley

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education

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New, Music Education

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Dr. Jamey Kelley is Assistant Professor Choral Music Education at the University of North Texas. Prior to his appointment, he was Program Coordinator of Music Education at Florida International University in Miami. 

Kelley earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Belmont University, Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Pennsylvania State University, and Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Washington.

Kelley's research interests include singing accuracy, participation in music education, aural skills development, music teacher education, social psychology of music education, and gender issues in music education. Dr. Kelley’s research has been published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Community Music, and Research Perspectives in Music Education.  Currently, he is co-authoring a book on incorporating world music pedagogy within high school music classrooms that will be published in 2018 by Routledge.

Prior to his appointment at FIU, Kelley completed his doctoral work in music education at the University of Washington, teaching several classes in music teacher education such as secondary choral methods and assessment in music education. He was also the associate conductor of the University of Washington Men’s Glee Club. In addition to his teaching responsibility, Dr. Kelley served as the administrative assistant to the Journal of Research in Music Education.

Kelley comes to UNT with considerable music teaching experience in K-12 settings. With ten years of experience, he has taught secondary choral music, AP theory, and general music in Tennessee, Illinois, and Maryland. He has also received training in Kodaly, Orff-Schulwerk, Dalcroze, and Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy.

Dr. Kelley's faculty duties will begin in August 2017. His teaching assignment will include music education methods, choral conducting, and graduate courses in music education.