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Kenneth Elpus, Ph.D.

I research music and arts education and conduct choirs.

Currently, I am Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Maryland School of Music. At UMD, I conduct the Treble Choir, prepare undergraduate music education majors to teach choral music in secondary schools, and teach graduate research methods. I’m also the principal investigator of the Music and Arts Education Data Lab, where we use large datasets to answer questions related to music and arts education in K-12 schooling. Frequently, I guest conduct All-County, All-Region, or All-State Honor Choirs. Before earning my doctorate, I taught choral music and AP Music Theory at Hopewell Valley Central High School in Pennington, NJ.

 

Here, you can learn about my research and publications, my grants and sponsored research, my teaching, or watch some of my choral conducting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2011

    Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • MMus 2006

    Master of Music in Choral Music Education

    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • BMus 2001

    Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education

    The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Academic Positions

  • Present2019

    Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • 20192017

    Associate Professor of Music Education

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • 20172011

    Assistant Professor of Music Education

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • 20082001

    Director of Choral Music

    Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, NJ