Michele Kaschub Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Music Education, Northwestern University
- MM Choral Conducting & Literature, University of Maine
- BS Music Education, University of Southern Maine
Michele Kaschub is Professor of Music and Director of Music Teacher Education in the School of Music, as well as Director of the Center for Collaboration and Development, creating professional development opportunities for faculty and staff at the University of Southern Maine. Her scholarly interests include children’s composition, composition pedagogy, choral music education, curriculum design and assessment, and the professional development of teachers at all levels. She is co-author of Minds on Music: Composition for Creative and Critical Thinking (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and Experiencing Music Composition in Grades 3-5 (Oxford University Press, 2016), co-editor of Composing Our Future: Preparing Music Educators to Teach Composition (OUP, 2013), Promising Practices in 21st Century Music Teacher Education (OUP, 2014), Experiencing Music Composition in Grades K-2 (forthcoming) and Experiencing Music Composition in Grades 6-8 (Rowman & Littlefield forthcoming). Promising Practices is currently being translated by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press for publication and distribution in mainland China. Michele has contributed chapters to several books and numerous articles to professional journals. She is the Immediate Past Chair & Academic Editor of Music Educators Journal (a journal of the National Association for Music Education) and currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Music Composition Pedagogy – the first such handbook to specifically focus on music composition. An active clinician and guest lecturer, she has presented papers and workshops at colleges and conferences in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia, as well as internationally in Canada, England, Ireland, and Germany.
Music education, music composition pedagogy, music teacher education, assessment in the arts/of arts-based learning, professional development of educators, music-teacher identity
Areas of Scholarship
Composition in music education; Music teacher education; K-12 music composition pedagogy; professional development of music educators