Jennifer Campbell

Coordinator of Music Education, Assistant Professor of Music Education-Elementary


BMEMusic Education Baldwin-Wallace College (now Baldwin Wallace University)
MMMusic Education University of Mississippi
Ph.DMusic Education University of Mississippi

Professional Experience

I hold a Bachelors of Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University and earned my Master in Music and Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degrees at the University of Mississippi.

Before seeking full-time graduate work, I was a successful elementary music teacher in an accredited Independent School in Hockessin, Delaware.  Over my five-year tenure, I taught courses in general and vocal music to students in grades Pre-K through Eighth, directed two choirs, and served as technical and assistant director for many theatrical productions.  During my graduate career at the University of Mississippi, she served as the music teacher for the on-campus preschool for ages three to five.  As an elementary music specialist, I have completed my training in the Orff-Schulwerk approach and holds a level II certificate in the Kodály pedagogy.

I continue to teach early childhood music classes and engage with my music education colleagues at all levels. I am member of the Berkshire-Hudson Valley Orff-Schulwerk chapter and have recently served on the Albany City School District Music Task Force.

Teaching Interests

As the Coordinator of the Music Education Program, I am committed to supporting our undergraduate students at all points of their professional development. As an elementary music specialist, I enjoy sharing PK-5 and middle general music pedagogies with all education majors!

Courses I currently teach:

MUS 487: Student Teaching Vocal

MUS 338: Lab Teaching: Secondary Vocal Music Methods

MUS 337: Lab Teaching: Elementary Vocal Music Methods

MUS 336: Secondary Vocal Music Methods

MUS 335: Elementary Vocal Music Methods

MUS 251: Introduction to Music

MUS 250: Music for the Elementary Classroom Teacher

MUS 277: Women’s Chorale

MUS 133: Introduction to Music Education Seminar

Research/Creative Works

My research interests link to the courses that I teach as well as an historical slant that provides perspective on how music education has developed in the United States. My research interest focuses on music development and education in preschool, elementary school music and teacher education, classroom teachers integrating music in elementary school, and early female music educators (1800-1950s).

Scholarly Presentations

Campbell, J. E. P. (May 2017). “Female music education at Troy Female Seminary.” Research presentation at The Oklahoma City Symposium on the History of Music Education. National Association for Music Education, Historical Special Research Interest Group. Oklahoma City, OK.

(2016). As in-progress research presentation at Mid-South Research Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Campbell, J. E. P. (2016). “An exploratory study of melodic acquisition in preschool children.” Poster presented Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference. National Association for Music Education. Atlanta, GA.

Campbell, J. E. P. (2015). “Elementary classroom teachers’ use and comfort level of music in the elementary classroom.” Research presentation at Tennessee Music Educators Association Conference. Memphis, TN.

Campbell, J. E. P. (2013). “Elementary classroom teachers’ usage and perception of music in the general classroom.” Poster presented at Missouri Music Educators Association. Osage Beach, MO.


Professional Development Workshops

Campbell, J. E. P. (2018). “Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk: Better Together!” Educator workshop presentation for the New York State School Music Association, Winter Conference. Rochester, NY.

Collegiate-NAfME of The College of Saint Rose (2018). “Game songs, play parties, and dances for young children and families.” Workshop presentation for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Summer Conference at Buffalo State University, Supported C-NAfME Students in presenting an active music making presentation. Drove a school vehicle with five collegiate delegates. Accepted proposal April 2018. Buffalo, NY.

Campbell, J. E. P. (2018). “Process equals product: Balance and Differentiation in the Elementary Music Classroom through Orff-Schulwerk.” Workshop presentation for the Albany City School District Music Education Professional Development Day (Hosted by The College of Saint Rose). Albany, NY.

 Conducting Appointments

Conductor, Schoharie All-County Middle School Chorus                                          March, 2018

College of Saint Rose Concerts (Conducted)

Women’s Chorale (with Men’s Glee) Concert                                                            2018

Women’s Chorale (with Men’s Glee) Concert                                                            2017

A Choral Showcase: Women’s Chorale                                                                      2017

Community Concerts (Conducted)

Women’s Chorale at Daughters’ of Sarah Retirement Community                             2018

Select members of Women’s Chorale at Alumni/Prospective Student Event, NYC   2017

Select members of Women’s Chorale at “Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage.”       2017