Patricia Shehan Campbell
Department: Ethnomusicology, Music Education
Phone: (206) 543-4768
Patricia Shehan Campbell teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, including music for children, world music pedagogy, sociology of music, and research methods. In Fall 2010, she was appointed chair of the Ethnomusicology program and holds dual appointments in Music Education and Ethnomusicology. She was named Donald E. Petersen Professor of Music in 2000, and continues to hold this appointment offered to accomplished faculty at the University of Washington.
Her interests include music in early and middle childhood, world music pedagogy, and the use of movement as a pedagogical tool. She has delivered lectures and conducted clinics across North America and in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Campbell is published widely on issues of cross-cultural music learning, children's musical development, music methods for children, and the study of world music in K-12 schools and university courses.
Campbell's latest work is as a member of the Board for Smithsonian Folkways and as a regular contributor to projects of the Association for Cultural Equity, including curricular design and repatriation efforts of the archived recordings of Alan Lomax. She is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures (2013) and the Global Music Series, a series of books and recordings by 25 ethnomusicologists in study of the world's musical cultures. She has written well over 150 books, chapters, and articles in refereed journals, including these titles: Songs in Their Heads (2010, 2nd edition), Free to Be Musical: Group Improvisation in Music (2010), Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education (2010, 3rd edition), Music in Childhood (2013, 4th edition), Musician and Teacher (2008), Tunes and Grooves in Music Education (2008),Music in Cultural Context (1996), and Lessons from the World (1991).
Campbell is currently President of The College Music Society. She has served on boards of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the International Society for Music Education, Jack Straw Productions, and various editorial committees (Journal of Research in Music Education, Psychology of Music, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, and the College Music Symposium).
She holds a Ph.D. from Kent State University and a B.F.A. from Ohio University. Campbell is a certified teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and continues her study of music's transmission processes through applied lessons with visiting artists, culture-bearers, and community musicians.