Julie Beauregard, general music specialist, is Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning at the Eastman School of Music. Previously she worked with graduate and undergraduate students while on the instructional faculties of University of Missouri—St. Louis, Oregon State University, Northwestern University, and in online contexts through Kent State University and Boston University. Dr. Beauregard also taught for twelve years in elementary and secondary schools. She has extensive experience teaching and directing programs and courses in community venues, and developed and ran the Center for Community Music at Oregon State University. In K-12 settings she has led district-wide music department curriculum-writing and assessment projects and a formal program evaluation. At the tertiary level she has conducted multiple department assessments and contributed considerably to work in curriculum revision, advisement alignment, accreditation preparation, and course development.
Dr. Beauregard holds B.M., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education and an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the Eastman School of Music. In 2011 she was awarded Eastman’s Graduate Teaching Assistant Prize in Teaching for her work with student teachers. She currently serves as a Member-at-Large on the MayDay Group’s Steering Committee, was formerly Oregon’s SMTE (Society for Music Teacher Education) chair, and was a writing team member for both the 2014 National and 2017 New York State Standards in Music.
A Presser scholar, Dr. Beauregard seeks to reveal hidden or marginalized phenomena through research exploring issues of equity and justice in music teaching and learning, music teacher identity, embodied knowledge, intercultural music transmission, popular music education, and music teacher preparation. She has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences in Music Education and Ethnomusicology; some of her scholarship has been published in The Journal for Music Teacher Education and The Journal of Popular Music Education, and can be found in the Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Education and Narratives and Reflections in Music Education: Listening to Voices Seldom Heard.