School of Music

Jocelyn Armes

Lecturer of Music Education
Jocelyn Armes

Office Location

114B Corthell Hall


207 780-5265

Academic Degrees

  • BA Music Education, Salisbury University, MD
  • MME, Ithaca College, NY
  • Ph.D. Music Education, University of Colorado Boulder


Jocelyn Armes is Lecturer of Music Education in the School of Music, where she instructs courses in music education, research, and evaluation. Additionally, Dr. Armes supervises preservice music teachers in fieldwork experiences.  Prior to joining the faculty at USM, she studied music education at the University of Colorado Boulder with James Austin and Margaret Berg. Dr. Armes briefly served as a part-time instructor for music education courses at the University of Colorado, and supervised dozens of preservice music teachers and student teachers in their fieldwork placements. During her masters, Dr. Armes studied saxophone under Steven Mauk at Ithaca College; she continues to arrange and perform regularly. Prior to her work in higher education, Dr. Armes taught a wide variety of instrumental, vocal, and general music courses for grades 4-12 in Maryland, New York, and Colorado public schools. As a saxophonist, Dr. Armes has performed with her quartet, The Last Sax 4tet, since 2017. Additionally, she has performed with a number of community instrumental and vocal groups, and as a soloist; recent collaborations include performances with the Boulder-based Resonance Chorus and guest artists Holly Near and Dorothy Walters. Currently, Dr. Armes serves as editorial assistant for the Journal of Music Teacher Education, and on the advisory committee for Music Educators Journal. She has published in MEJ, and presented papers at conferences throughout the United States and abroad. 

Research Interests

Gender equity and representation in music education, high-stakes teacher evaluation, assessment, and music teacher job fit.

Areas of Scholarship

Curriculum development; professional development of music educators