Ann Marie Stanley

Ann Marie Stanley

Assistant Professor of Music Education



Ann Marie Stanley, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Music Education, is a specialist in the teaching and learning of elementary and secondary general music. Her current research involves investigations of student small-group musical collaborations and teacher professional development in the form of collaborative teacher study groups (CTSGs). Her work has been published in the Bulletin for the Council for Research in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, the Michigan Music Educator, and Research Studies in Music Education. She is the author of a chapter (“Rose and Giancarlo: Evidence of and for musical collaboration”) in Sociological Explorations (St Johns, NL: The Binder’s Press) and a chapter in the forthcoming Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Stanley has done research presentations or workshops at many NAfME state and national conferences. She is also a frequent presenter at the Instrumental Music Teacher Educators’ Colloquium, the Society for Music Teacher Educators Symposium, New Directions Conference on Music Education, and the International Symposium on Sociology in Music Education. For two years she was been a featured presenter at the National Creative Mind Conference.

Dr. Stanley has a B.M. and M.M. from Wichita State University. She has taught oboe and general music at Fairfield (CT) University and in the pre- college division of The Juilliard School. After relocating to California in 1997, Ms. Stanley received her elementary multiple subject and music teaching credentials from Cal. State-Hayward. She taught K-5 music, an advanced choir, and instrumental lessons in the St. Helena, CA public schools for 8 years, and also worked for The California Arts Project (UC Davis division), as a specialist in music teacher preparation and professional development for classroom and music teachers. She was on the California State Visual and Performing Arts Framework committee, and has conducted professional development workshops or workshop series in eleven school districts. In 2006 and 2007 she was an adjunct professor of music education at Adrian (MI) College and Concordia University of Ann Arbor.