Miguel Garcia

Assistant Professor of String Music Education


Music Education

Contact Information

Office Location: 
Music Building

Miguel Garcia is a professional musician, educator, and scholar. He is currently a Ph.D. Fellow at the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. He has held teaching positions in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois where he directed an urban school music program and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in string pedagogy, instrumental music, and music, psychology and healing. He holds degrees from Boston College (BA, Music) and Roosevelt University (MM, Violin Performance) and will receive his PhD from Northwestern University (Music Education) in the summer of 2024.

As an active clinician and researcher, Mr. Garcia has presented at state, national and international conferences and festivals. His scholarship can be found in a number of book chapters and publications, including the upcoming Teaching Music Performance: A Guide for Evidence-Based Pedagogy and Gender Expansiveness in Music Education. Mr. Garcia’s research interests include musical identity, string pedagogy, gender and music education, and the relationships between music participation and identity development. A professional violinist and violist for more than 20 years, Mr. Garcia has performed with orchestra and chamber ensembles including the Illinois Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Chicago Summer Opera, and the Apollo Orchestra.