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Jared R. Rawlings

Associate Professor, Instrumental Music Education
Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, College of Fine Arts

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


Rawlings, J. R. (2022). Elizabeth A. H. Green (1906 – 1995): Her life and career in music education. New York: Routledge.

Rawlings, J. R. (2022). Using the lens of psychological safety to understand the effects of bullying within the music classroom. In K. Hendricks (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Compassion and Care in Music Education. New York: Oxford University Press.

Rawlings, J. R., Larsen, B. K., & Weimer, J. (2022). Examining a Music Education School-University Partnership in Relation to the Development of Pedagogical Content Knowledge/Knowing. School-University Partnerships.

 Rawlings, J. R., & Young, J. (2021). High school band and orchestra musician’s willingness to intervene in school-based relational victimization experiences. Contributions to Music Education, 46, 207–223. 

Rawlings, J. R., & Young, J. (2021). Relational aggression and youth empowerment within a high school instrumental music program. Psychology of Music, 49(5), 1102–1116doi:10.1177/0305735620923140

Parkes, K. A., & Rawlings, J. R. (2021). Higher education music teacher educators and assessment: Their understandings, efficacy, and satisfaction. Journal of Assessment in Higher Education, 2(1), 35–53.

Rawlings, J. R., & Espelage, D. L. (2020). Middle school music ensemble participation, homophobic name-calling, and mental health. Youth & Society, 52(7), 1238–1258. doi:10.1177/0044118X19866071

Parkes, K. A., & Rawlings, J. R. (2020). Music teacher educators’ descriptions of Pedagogical Assessment Knowledge (PAK). In T.S. Brophy & M. Hanning (Eds.), Advancing Music Education through Assessment: Selected papers from the 7th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education (pp. 337–348). Chicago, IL: GIA.

Rawlings, J. R. (2019). Benefits and challenges of instrumental adjudicated events: Insights from experienced instrumental music teachers. UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, 37(2), 46–53doi: 10.1177/8755123318777824

Rawlings, J. R. (2019). ’Don’t Keep it a Secret’: E. Daniel Long and His Career in Music Education. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 42(2), 159–179. doi:10.1177/1536600619893067

Rawlings, J. R., & Stoddard, S. A. (2019). A critical review of anti-bullying programs in North American elementary schools. Journal of School Health, 89 (9), 759–780. doi:10.1111/josh.12814

Last Updated: 1/19/23