I joined the Boston University faculty as Assistant Professor in July 2020, where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music education.
My teaching and research is primarily grounded in facilitating experiences that encourage music educators and students to challenge taken-for-granted practices and develop critically artistic dispositions through their musical engagements. More broadly, I am interested in social justice, critical pedagogy, curriculum and policy, reflective practice and music teacher education. As a former middle school music educator, I am particularly interested in the role these ideas play in the musical lives of young adolescents.
On this website, you'll find information about my scholarly work, including links to publications and presentations; projects, websites, podcasts and ideas from current and former students; current teaching information; and links to resources.
Have a resource you would like me to share? Interested in visiting BU? Want to talk more about music education? I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @Kelly_Bylica.
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PhD, Music Education, University of Western Ontario (2020)
MM, Music Education, Northwestern University (2014)
BME, Music Education & Humanities, Valparaiso University (2010)