Erika J. Knapp

Assistant Professor of Music Education


Music Education, New

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Erika J. Knapp will be joining the UNT faculty Fall 2022 as an Assistant Professor of Music Education. She holds a bachelor’s and two master’s degrees from Austin College and Central Michigan University respectively and will be completing her Ph.D. in Music Education at Michigan State University in Spring 2022. She is currently an instructor of Music Teaching and Learning at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to her career in higher education, she taught elementary general music, secondary general music, and middle school choir for 13 years. Her scholarly and research interests include music education for students with ability differences, teacher professional development, antiracist music education, and teachers as improvisational artists. An active presenter and guest clinician, Erika has shared her scholarship and passion for teaching across the United States and Canada.