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Jill Sullivan

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Jill M. Sullivan is an associate professor of instrumental music education in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. She teaches undergraduate instrumental methods, masters-level courses in instrumental literature and introduction to research, and doctoral research classes in quantitative and historical methods. Prior to working at ASU, she held positions at the University of Oklahoma, Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and Sequoyah Middle School in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Professor Sullivan has experience teaching band to elementary, middle level, and high school students. At Sequoyah Middle School, she started 200 beginning band students each year and the entire program included more than 400 band students. In addition, Sullivan started a New Horizons Band for senior adults at the University of Oklahoma.

Her research agenda includes historical publications pertaining to 19th and 20th Century women's bands and quantitative preservice and inservice music teacher investigations. Sullivan has published in several refereed music journals: American MusicBulletin of the Council for Research in Music EducationContributions to Music EducationJournal of Band ResearchJournal of Historical Research in Music EducationJournal of Music TherapyJournal of Research in Music EducationMusic Educators JournalResearch and Issues in Music Education, and Teaching Music. In September 2011, she completed her book "Bands of Sisters: U.S. Women's Military Bands during World War II" as part of The Scarecrow Press series on American Wind Bands. Also, Sullivan recently completed eight biographical entries for the second edition of  The Grove Dictionary of American Music. Sullivan serves on three journal editorial boards: "Music Educators Journal (MEJ),  Research & Issues in Music Education" (RIME), and "UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education."  She has presented her research and teacher-pedagogy workshops throughout the United States and internationally in Australia, Austria, Italy, and Sweden. In the fall of 2011, she hosted the 20th anniversary of the Feminist Theory & Music (FT&M) Conference in the ASU School of Music.

Professor Sullivan has served as the chair for several national and state music education organizations: national chair of the Collegiate Music Educators of the National Association for Music Education (CMENC), the chair of Arizona CMENC, national chair of the Gender Special Research Interest Group (SRIG) of The National Association for Music Education, and the chair of Arizona College Music Educators (ACME). At ASU, she continues to serve as the ASU CMENC chapter advisor, as a faculty affiliate to the Women & Gender Studies department, and was a member of the faculty senate. 

Sullivan holds the following degrees in music: doctorate in music education from the University of Iowa, teaching certification from the University of Iowa, a masters degree in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor's degree--earning university and departmental honors scholar distinctions--majoring in both music history and clarinet performance from Illinois State University.

Education
  • Ph.D. Music Education, University of Iowa
  • Master's degree. Clarinet Performance, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor's degree. Music History and Clarinet Performance (with university and departmental honors scholar distinctions), Illinois State University
Publications
  • Jill Sullivan. Music for the injured soldier: A contribution of American women’s military bands during WW II. Journal of Music Therapy (2007).
  • Jill Sullivan, D. Keck. The Hormel Girls. American Music (2007).
  • Jill Sullivan. The effects of syllabic articulation instruction on woodwind articulation accuracy. Contributions to Music Education (2006).
  • Jill Sullivan. Women’s military bands in a segregated army: The 400th and 404th WAC Bands. Journal of Band Research (2006).
  • Jill Sullivan. A comparison of Arizona music educators’ attitudes toward solo and small ensemble festival participation. Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education (2005).
  • Sullivan, Jill M. Paula Crider. Women and music in America since 1900: An encyclopedia (2002).
  • Jill Sullivan, Steven Paul. Teaching is a performing art: Training dynamic teachers for the 21st century. Journal of the Oklahoma Association for Supervision and Curriculum (2000).
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 566Instr Lit&Pedagogy for Schools
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 799Dissertation
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 327Brass Lab
MUE 337Woodwinds Lab
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 566Instr Lit&Pedagogy for Schools
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 327Brass Lab
MUE 337Woodwinds Lab
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 482Teaching Adv Instrumentalists
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 591Seminar
MUE 598Special Topics
MUE 780Practicum
MUE 784Internship
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 481Teaching Beg Instrumentalists
MUE 492Honors Directed Study
MUE 493Honors Thesis
MUE 499Individualized Instruction
MUE 579Psychology of Music
MUE 580Practicum
MUE 590Reading and Conference
MUE 599Thesis
MUE 790Reading and Conference
MUE 792Research
MUE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 548Intro to Research in Music Ed
MUE 566Instr Lit&Pedagogy for Schools
MUE 598Special Topics
Service
  • Arizona State University, CMENC Chapter Advisor (2000 - Present)
  • Affiliate to Women's Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2000 - Present, (Present)
  • Area Coordinator, undergraduate music education (Present)
  • Arizona Music Educators Association, ACME Past Chair (Arizona Collegiate Music Educators) (Present)
  • Graduate Committee, member (Present)
  • Liason to the College of Education, Committee Service, Secondary Educaton and Initial Teaching Certification Committees (Present)
  • National Association for Music Education, Collegiate National Chair (Present)
  • Research and Issues in Music Education, Member of the Editorial Committee (Present)