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Jessica Nápoles

Jessica Nápoles is an Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Conductor of the Concert Choir at the University of North Texas. A native of Florida with a Cuban-American background, Dr. Napoles taught middle school chorus in the public schools of Miami and Orlando, FL. She received her Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, and PhD in Music Education from the Florida State University. Prior to her appointment at UNT, she taught at the University of Utah for 11 years.

Jamey Kelley

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.

John W. Richmond

John W. Richmond was appointed tenured Professor and Dean of the College of Music at the University of North Texas on August 1, 2016. Previously, Richmond served as Professor and Director of the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL; 2003-2016) and as Professor and in various administrative appointments in the School of Music at the University of South Florida-Tampa (USF; 1987-2003).

Elizabeth Chappell

Elizabeth Chappell taught orchestra for seventeen years in the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. Twelve of those years were in Title One programs and this experience sparked one of her research interests, equity of access to music education in urban public schools. Dr.


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