Joyce McCall is a postdoctoral scholar and visiting assistant professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
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 Mississippi and Alabama.
In efforts to create more inclusive structures in music and education, McCall’s research focuses on issues of race, class, and culture in educational settings, as well as intersecting formal and informal strategies through the use of popular music and digital culture. She has presented sessions and research 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. Previous 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.