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Jared R. Rawlings

Associate Professor, Instrumental Music Education
Music Education Area Head
Associate Director, School of Music
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Interim Director of Bands

PhD   University of Michigan
MM    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BME   Baldwin Wallace University

Phone: 801-587-3691
Office: DGH 316
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Jared R. Rawlings, Ph.D. serves as Associate Professor of Music Education and Associate Director of the School of Music at The University of Utah. Rawlings teaches instrumental music and foundation of music education courses at the undergraduate level and graduate level and supervises music education student research. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Rawlings serves as Music Education Area Head and Director of Undergraduate Studies. Prior to The University of Utah, he was Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education at Stetson University School of Music.

Rawlings consistently works with scholars, master pedagogues, and performing artists of varied disciplines. His research, which appears in leading research journals and texts, resides on both sides of the conductor podium-in teacher/conductor pedagogy and gesture and music ensemble classroom environment. Partnerships with school districts, which complement a dynamic research profile, are integral to his creative work. His award-winning research focused on bullying in music classrooms has been recognized by the American Educational Research Association, the World Anti-Bullying Forum, and the Bullying Research Network. Moreover, he has presented his research to national and international audiences across the world. Rawlings was elected as a peer reviewer for scholarly journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Music Educators Journal and has served as a National Endowment for the Arts Research Labs Panel Reviewer. In addition to his research profile, Rawlings serves as an active guest conductor and clinician across the United States.

Rawlings received a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Michigan with a cognate in Wind Band Conducting; a Master of Music degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University (cum laude). He is an active member of the National Association of Music Education (NAfME), the Utah Music Education Association, College Band Director’s National Association, and the Bullying Research Network.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Music Education
  • Conducting
  • Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques
  • Music Teaching Seminar
  • Instrumental Student Teaching
  • Research in Music Education
  • Assessment in the Arts
  • Doctoral Seminar in Music Education
Last Updated: 7/14/21