Dr. Andrea VanDeusen
Choral Music Education/Conductor
Dr. Andrea VanDeusen is an associate professor of music education at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she teaches courses in music education foundations, choral methods courses, and supervises student teachers. Previously, she taught secondary school vocal music for twelve years, both nationally and internationally, having held teaching positions in Michigan, New Jersey, and Switzerland. VanDeusen is active as a guest conductor, clinician, and researcher in music education. Her research explores the ways in which sociocultural and political contexts influence music teaching and learning and their intersections with choral music education. She regularly presents at research and practitioner conferences across the United States and internationally, and her work is published in the Journal for Music Teacher Education; Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education; and Arts Education Policy Review, as well as in state music education journals. She serves on the editorial board for Arts Education Policy Review and as Chair for the Music Education Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association. Dr. VanDeusen also sings in mirabai, a professional women’s ensemble conducted by Dr. Sandra Snow. VanDeusen holds a Ph. D. in music education (choral conducting cognate) from Michigan State University, and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees in music education from Western Michigan University.