Minding Cultural Distances Between Self and Others in Our Music Spaces
Sponsored by the Music Education and Music Therapy Divisions of the School of Music.
Dr. Joyce McCall is currently completing her appointment as a Postdoctoral Resident Scholar/Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Education at Indiana University (IU). In the fall of 2018, she will join the Music Education faculty at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) as an Assistant Professor. McCall earned a Ph.D. in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Music Education and Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to her appointment at IU, she served as an assistant band director at MacArthur High School in Houston, Texas. She has also served as a woodwind and marching band specialist in Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas.
In efforts to create more inclusive spaces in music and education, McCall’s research focuses on issues of race, class, and culture in educational settings, as well as repurposing digital music platforms. Her research has been published in the Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) and presented at the American Educator’s Research Association (AERA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), the Mountain Lake Colloquium, and the Arizona Music Educator’s Conference (AMEA). McCall has proudly served as a clarinetist in the United States Army Bands from 1999 to 2013. During her service, she was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Her assignments include the 151st Army Band in Montgomery, Alabama.; 41st Army Band in Jackson, Mississippi.; 36th Infantry Division Band in Austin, Texas; and 108th Army Band in Phoenix, Arizona. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women.