Loyola welcomes Dr. Constance McKoy to campus as part of the Music Education Guest Lecture Series. Her lecture is titled "Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application."
Connie McKoy is Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) School of Music, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate music education courses. She holds a BM in Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and MM and PhD degrees from UNCG. She has 19 years of public-school teaching experience as a general music teacher, choral director, and band assistant. Her research, which has been presented nationally and internationally, has focused on music teachers’ cross-cultural competence, and culturally responsive pedagogy in music. Dr. McKoy is co-author of Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music Education: From Understanding to Application, published by Routledge. She is an active clinician for state, regional, and national music education organizations, is certified in Level III of Orff Schulwerk pedagogy and has taught recorder for Levels I-III. She is a past president of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education, an affiliated society of the National Association for Music Education.