Teri Dobbs

Teryl Dobbs

Teryl Dobbs is associate professor and current Chair of Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having appointments in both the School of Music and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is an affiliate within the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and the Disability Studies Initiative. Professor Dobbs holds the Master’s and Ph.D. in music studies/music education from Northwestern University and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and pedagogy. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in undergraduate music teacher preparation, pedagogy, ability/disability studies in music education, and current issues in music education. Professor Dobbs advises graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in music education and serves on committees for students pursuing doctoral degrees in performance and conducting. With over 16 years of experience teaching instrumental, choral, and general classroom music in U.S. public schools, Professor Dobbs enjoys her work as an active wind band clinician and guest conductor, particularly with middle school ensembles.
As a scholar, Professor Dobbs investigates musical representations of trauma and pedagogies related to the Shoah; undertakes archival study of child survivor testimonies regarding music learning activities in Theresienstadt; interrogates theories of disability and nondisability within music education; and explores preservice music educators’ constructions of teaching identity and praxis. She presents her work nationally and internationally (including NAfME, ISME, AERA) and publishes in the Philosophy of Music Education Review, The Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, Advances in Music Education Research: Diverse Methodologies in the Study of Music Teaching and Learning, and the upcoming Rethinking Education and the Musical Experience to be published by Oxford University Press. She was recently named an international co-investigator with scholars in the United Kingdom and Australia within the collaborative project, Performing the Jewish Archive.

Teryl Dobbs
Associate Professor of Music Education, Music Education Chair
Office: 5549 Humanities Building
Phone: 608-890-1490
Email: tdobbs@wisc.edu

Learn about “Performing the Jewish Archive”:

School of Music links: https://www.music.wisc.edu/2014/10/28/share-grant-jewish-culture/

University of Leeds links: http://ptja.leeds.ac.uk/

“Why Teach the Holocaust Today?”

Program recorded on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “University of the Air,” September 17, 2017. With UW-Madison Professors Teryl Dobbs and Rachel Brenner; Jessica Kasinski, Ph.D; and WPR host and UW-Madison professor Emily Auerbach.

Link here: https://www.wpr.org/shows/why-teach-holocaust-today


Equity in Music Education; Being “Schooled” on Disability

Music Educators Journal, December 2017