Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Civilian

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Doctor of Philosophy, Music Education, May 2015, Dissertation: Degree Perseverance Among African Americans Transitioning from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to a Predominantly White Institution (PWI)

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Master of Music in Music Education, August 2009; Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Performance, May 2006

 Military

United States Army, Fort Jackson, SC, On-The-Job Training (OJT)/Advanced Individual Training (AIT), 282nd Army Band, February 2000

United States Army, Fort Jackson, SC, Basic Combat Training (BCT), 1/34th Infantry Battalion, August 1999

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Higher Education

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Fall 2018-present
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, Online Facilitator, Fall 2016
    • ME 545 Power, Marginalization, and Privilege in Music Education
      • Assisted graduate students in their conceptualization of the intersections of music, education, and society relating to hierarchical constructs
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, 2015-present
    • MU 130 Introduction to Music Learning and Teaching
      • Assisted undergraduate music performance majors in their own construction of learning and teaching using pedagogical and philosophical platforms
    • MU 481/581 Jazz Methods in Music Education
      • Assisted undergraduate and graduate music education students in building essential skills and knowledge needed to create and maintain school-based jazz programs
    • Student Teaching
      • Supervised 2 student teachers
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Teaching Assistant, 2011-2014
    • MUE 482 Instrumental Practicum
      • Assisted Drs. Margaret Schmidt and Jill Sullivan in teaching practicum classes
    • MUP 494 Assistant Conductor, University Concert Band
      • Assisted in logistical workings of ensemble
      • Rehearsed band
    • SST 478 University Supervisor, Student Teaching, School of Music
      • Supervised 5 student teachers
    • SST 478 Coordinator, Student Teacher & Intern Placements
      • Organized student teacher placements
    • MUE 337 & 327 Coordinator, Woodwind & Brass Labs (Instrumental Methods)
      • Assisted Drs. Margaret Schmidt and Jill Sullivan in coordinating labs with applied studies TAs
      • Facilitated online discussion through Blackboard
      • Assessed student performance
      • Assisted in integrating new curriculum into courses
    • Co-Instructor
      • MUE 311 Assisted Dr. Sandra Stauffer in teaching undergraduate general music classes
      • MUE 394 Assisted Professor Michael Kocour in teaching jazz lab (Methods)
    • Undergraduate Mentor
      • Mentored underrepresented undergraduate students
  • Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, Arizona, Adjunct Faculty
    • MHL 153 Rock Music and Culture, Spring 2014
      • Facilitated students’ investigations of the history of rock music and how it has influenced and/or has been influenced by historical and current events, both nationally and internationally.
      • Created experiences for students in varying rock settings
        • Facilitated students’ experiences of creating and intersecting rock and other forms of popular music using digital music- making and –editing software.
        • Facilitated students’ creations of music videos and discussions of both overt and covert messages accompanying those videos
      • MHL 143 World Music in Culture, Spring and Fall 2014
        • Facilitated students’ exploration of non-European music traditions and how they have influenced world cultures, musically and culturally through discussion and hands-on experience.
          • Facilitated students’ experiences of world music in varying settings through a cultural/musical plunge.
          • Facilitated students’ experiences of creating and intersecting contrasting music and culture using digital music-making and-editing software
  • The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, Graduate Assistant, 2006-2008
    • MED 332 Undergraduate Conducting
      • Assisted Dr. Steven Moser in teaching conducting and ensemble management
    • MUP 482 Marching Band
      • Organized and assisted in logistics of ensemble
      • Taught marching fundamentals, drill, and assisted in drill creation
      • Rehearsed band
      • Assisted All-South Marching Honor Band logistics
      • Assisted in the hosting of DCI Summer performances
    • MUP 482 Symphonic Winds
      • Organized and assisted with logistics
      • Rehearsed and conducted ensemble
      • Assisted in All-South Concert Band logistics
    • MUP 482 Athletic Pep Bands
      • Organized and assisted with logistics
      • Rehearsed and conducted ensembles

K-12 Education

  • Douglas MacArthur High School, Houston, TX
    • Assistant Band Director/Woodwind Specialist, 2009-2011
      • Assisted in instruction in concert, jazz, and marching bands
      • Coached jazz combos and Solo & Ensemble Groups
      • Organized logistics for performances, festivals, and competitions
      • Assisted with Calienté, a community-based Latin big band

Additional Teaching

  • Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood, TX, Guest Teacher, Spring 2015
  • Hambrick Middle School, Houston, TX, Woodwind Clinician, 2015
  • Summer Creek High School, Humble, TX, Clarinet Clinician, 2015
  • Daydreams Drop-In Daycare, Scottsdale, AZ, Music Teacher, 2013
  • Oak Grove Middle School, Oak Grove, MS, Internship/Student Teaching, 2008
  • South Jones High School, Ellisville, MS, Internship/Student Teaching, 2008
  • Burger Middle School, Hattiesburg, MS, Clarinet Instructor, 2008
  • Hattiesburg High School, Hattiesburg, MS, Clarinet Instructor, 2008
  • Warren Central High School, Vicksburg, MS, Marching and Woodwind Band Technician, 2006
  • Ocean Springs High School, Ocean Springs, MS, Clarinet Instructor, 2006
  • Murphy High School, Mobile, AL, Woodwind Clinician, 2005

PRESENTATIONS

Research Paper Presentations

Bacura, E. & McCall, J. M. (2017). Doing a “Hard Reset:” Field Experiences of Pre-Service Music Teachers in Urban Settings. Invited to present a paper at the New Directions in Music Education Conference. Lansing, MI. February 16-18.

Bacura, E. & McCall, J. M. (2017). Secondary General Music Field Experience in Urban and Suburban Settings. Invited to present at the Mountain Lake Symposium for Teachers of General Music Methods. Pembroke, VA. May 21-24.

McCall, J. M. (2016). This peculiar sensation: A Du Boisian investigation of African Americans’ negotiation of predominantly white music program in higher education. Paper presented at MayDay 28 Colloquium. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. June 17.

McCall, J. M. (2013). Curriculum in undergraduate music education programs: A content analysis of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Paper presentation at Desert Skies Symposium Music Education. Tucson, AZ. February 22.

McCall, J. M. (2012). Perspectives of African American music majors transitioning from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate music programs at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Paper presentation at the Arizona State University Artswork. Tempe, AZ. April.

McCall, J. M. (2005). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Paper presentation invited to the Annual International Arts & Humanities Conference. Honolulu, HI.

McCall, J. M. (2003). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Paper presentation at the Annual Ronald E. McNair Research Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS. February 12.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2014). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presentation at the National Association for Music Education Conference. St. Louis, MO. April 11.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2013). Community cultural wealth in the preparation of music teacher educators. Paper presentation at the Symposium on Music Teacher Education. Greensboro, NC. September 27.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2013). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association. San Francisco, CA. April 28.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2013). Privileged: To be or not to be? That is the question. Paper presentation at the Mountain Lake Colloquium. Pembroke, VA. May 20.

Thompson, J. D., McCall, J. M., & Anderson, S. A. (2016). Factors affecting enrollment and persistence of African American music education doctoral students. Paper presentation at the National Association for Music Education Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 17.

Thompson, J. D., McCall, J. M., & Anderson, S. A. (2015). Factors affecting enrollment and persistence of African American music education doctoral students. Paper presentation at the Society for Music Teacher Education. Greensboro, NC. September 18.

Vasil, M. & McCall, J. M. (2015). Experiences of two first generation college students pursuing doctoral degrees in music education. Paper presentation at the Society for Music Teacher Education. Greensboro, NC. September 19.

Research Poster Presentations

McCall, J. M. (2014). Degree perseverance among African Americans transitioning from a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Poster presentation at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA) Ph.D. Poster Exhibition. Tempe, AZ. October 1.

McCall, J. M. (2012). Perspectives of African American music majors transitioning from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to graduate music programs at Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). Poster presentation at the Arizona Music Educators’ Association. Mesa, AZ. January 30.

McCall, J. M. (2004). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Poster presentation at the Mississippi Music Educators’ Association. Jackson, MS. February.

McCall, J. M. (2004). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Poster presentation at the Southern Division of Music Educators’ National Conference. Tampa Bay, FL. January.

McCall, J. M. (2003). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Poster presentation at the Ronald E. McNair National Research Conference. Delavan, WI.

McCall, J. M. (2003). Musical Intelligence in prodigies and savants: A comparison of exceptionalities and abnormalities. Poster presentation at the National Ronald E. McNair Research Conference. University Park, PA

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2014). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Poster presentation at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts (HIDA) Ph.D. Poster Exhibition. Tempe, AZ. October 1.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2013). Worlds apart: An investigation of cultural capital and student achievement in music education. Poster presentation at the Arizona Music Educators’ Association. Mesa, AZ. January 30.

Panel Presentations

Douglas, Y. L., Durairaj, McCall, J. M., M., Kelly-McHale, J., Palkki, J., Robinson, M., Trimmins, K. (2017). Invited to present on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Acceptance Panel. Illinois Music Education Conference. Peoria, IL. January 27.

McCall, J. M., Palkki, J., Thompson, J. D., & Vasil, M. (2015). Equity and Inclusion. Plenary session presented at the Society for Music Teacher Education. Greensboro, NC. September 18.

Richerme, L. K., Carballo, K. & McCall, J. M. (2016). Music is a two-way street. Connecting Music and Community. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. April 30.

WORKSHOPS/GUEST LECTURES

McCall, J. M. (2017). Invited to lecture on Culturally Responsive Teaching and Diversity in Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, MS. February 23-24.

McCall, J. M. (2017). Invited to present a session titled Got Privilege? An Examination of Self and Otherness sin Our Music Spaces. Illinois Music Education Conference. Peoria, IL. January 26.

McCall, J. M. (2017). Invited to present a session titled Starting Where You Are: Operationalizing Social Justice in Music Education. Illinois Music Education Conference. Peoria, IL. January 27.

McCall, J. M. (2016). Got Capital? An exploration of self, student, and our musical spaces. Lecture presented at Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. November 17.

McCall, J. M. (2016). Social Justice, the 21st Pre-Service Music Teacher and Musician. Lecture series presented at James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA. September 19-20.

  • Music Education Convocation
  • MUED 271 & 376, String and Vocal Methods
  • MUED 371, Instrumental Methods
  • MUPED 704, Music Education Practices (Music Performance)
  • MUED 380, General Music

McCall, J. M. (2016). Interrogating race, class, and culture in our musical spaces. Lecture series presented at Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. Spring 2016. 

McCall, J. M. (2016). Phenomenology and Critical Theory. Lecture presented to graduate music education students in qualitative research class. University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY. April 22.

McCall, J. M. (2016). Follow the drinking gourd: An Investigation of African Americans’ Navigation of Predominantly White Spaces. Lecture presented Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. April 14. 

McCall, J. M. (2016). Got Capital? An exploration of self, student, and our musical spaces. Lecture presented at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. April 2.

McCall, J. M. (2016). Follow the drinking gourd: An Investigation of African Americans’ Navigation of Predominantly White Spaces. Lecture presented at Michigan State University Women’s Series. Michigan State University. Lansing, MI. March 24.

McCall, J. M. (2015). Analyzing Marginalization Using Theoretical Frameworks. Lecture presented in graduate historical research methods course at Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. September 12-16.

Schmidt, M. E. & McCall, J. M. (2012). Advantaged or disadvantaged. That is the question. Workshop presented at the Arizona Collegiate NAfME Kickoff. Tempe, AZ. November 4.

PUBLICATIONS

McCall, J. M. (2013). Music programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): A content analysis of undergraduate music education curriculum. The Proceedings of Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Education. Tucson, AZ. 

McCall, J. M. (2016). Creating a space with “the voice” in mind. PMEA News, 81(2), 60-63. 

In Progress

Bucura, E. E. & McCall, J. M. Secondary General Music Field Experience in Urban and Suburban Settings. (Collecting data).

McCall, J. Focus-group discussions in higher music institutions toward social justice issues. (Collecting data)

McCall, J. M. & Brenner, B. Investigations of Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Culturally Responsive Teaching (Collecting data).

McCall, J. M. Speak no evil: Talking race in music education (In press). Contributing author. B. Talbot (Ed.), Marginalized Voices in Music Education. New York: Routledge.

Vasil, M. & McCall, J. M. Perspectives of two first generation college students towards pursuing a doctoral degree in music education (In review).

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Diversity and Equity Committee, Indiana University, 2015-present
    • Assisted in initiating partnerships between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (JSOM)
    • Assisted in creating and facilitating social and cultural spaces for students in JSOM
    • Assisted in constructing initiatives towards diversity, inclusion, and equality in JSOM
  • Brown Bag Critiques, Lecture Series, Indiana University, Spring 2015-present

HONORS

  • Minority Access National Role Model Award, 2016
  • University Interscholastic League (UIL) Concert & Sight Reading Competition, Sweepstakes, 2011
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, MacArthur High School, 2011
  • S. Army Band Officer Program Finalist, The U.S. Army Field Band, 2008
  • Dean’s List, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2006 & 2007
  • The Army Achievement Medal, 2006
  • Solider of the Year, Battalion Finalist, 2005
  • New Conductor’s Competition Finalist, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2004
  • National Defense Service Medal, 2004
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, 2003
  • International Conductor’s Conference, Rome, Italy, 2003 & 2007
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges & Universities 2001 & 2003
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholar, 2003

FUNDING

  • Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching Communities (CITI’s) Inclusion Faculty Learning Community Grant, Indiana University, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Completion Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2014
  • Dean’s Fellowship, Arizona State University, 2011-2013

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Educators Certification, Texas, Instrumental Music, EC-12, Expires 09/30/2020

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Arizona Music Educators Association
  • National Association for Music Educators
  • National Band Association
  • Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity for Women, Inc.

ADJUDICATION

  • University Interscholastic League (UIL) Texas Regional Band, Woodwinds, 2009-2011
  • Arizona Music Educators’ Association (AMEA) High School Solo & Ensemble, Woodwinds, 2012

PERFORMANCE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble, 2015-2016
  • 36th Infantry Division ‘Lonestar’ Band, Austin, TX, 2010-2013
  • 108th Army Band, Phoenix, AZ, Split Training, 2011-2012
  • Meridian Symphony Orchestra, 2008
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, 2002-2008
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Jazz Lab Band, 2006-2008
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Symphonic Winds, 1999-2001
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, 2000-2002
  • The University of Southern Mississippi Clarinet Choir, 1999-2004
  • 151st Army Band, Montgomery, Alabama, 1999-2001, 2004-2009
  • 41st Army Band, Jackson, Mississippi, 2001-2004

CONDUCTING/INSTRUMENTAL PRIVATE STUDY

Clarinet

  • Wilbur Moreland, Professor of Music, M.M. (ret.), The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Gregory Oakes, D.M.A., Former Assistant Professor of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Jonathan Holden, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Michael Webster, D.M.A. (ret.), Professor of Clarinet, Rice University
  • Carlo Cagalinni, Principal Clarinetist of the Italian Army Band, Rome, Italy

Conducting

  • Steven R. Moser, Ph.D., Professor of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi

Jazz

  • Lawrence Panella, M.M., Professor of Music, The University of Southern Mississippi

 

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