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BA Emory & Henry College
M.Ed Emory & Henry College
M.M. University of Texas at San Antonio
PhD. Eastman School of Music
Kodaly Certificate San Antonio, ISD
San Antonio ISD June 2017
Highland Hills Elementary School- general music, choir, orchestra
Plank Road South Elementary School-Choir
Eastman School of Music- Teaching Assistant
Eastman School of Music- Woman's Choir conductor
Reinhardt University- Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Education Coordinator
San Antonio ISD district professional development (2017)
Louisiana Music Educators Association (2017;2018)
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (two sessions) (2018)
New York State School Music Association (multiple sessions) (2019;2020)
Mountain Lake Colloquium (2019)
Georgia Music Educators Association (three sessions) (2021)
Early Childhood Music and Movement Association International Conference (2021)
Areas of Expertise
English Language Learners
Weaving musical Stories (1hr)
Using Research to Inform Instruction (1hr)
Kodaly and the Dalcroze Approach (1hr)
Be The Living Music (1hr)
Step in Time (1hr)
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence
As a professor, I teach the course "Common Elements of Differentiation." In this course, undergraduate students learn about Social Justice in Education, differentiation frameworks, adapting instruction for English Language Learners, multiple intelligences, etc. Equitable access to music education is a core belief of mine and is found in my research and publications.
International Conference Planning Committee for Early Childhood Music and Movement Association 2019-present.
Jones, J. D. (2018). Scaffolding the Dalcroze approach. General Music Today, 32(1), 5-12.
Jones, J. D. (2016). Elementary music teacher perception and instruction of subdivision: A mixed methods study. The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Jones, J. D. (2017). Improvising sleeping songs from Africa. Kaleidoscope. Alfred.
Jones, J. D. (2017). The old grey cat. Kaleidoscope. Alfred.
Jones, J. D. (in press). I do, we do, ya'll do, you do: GRR in Dalcroze. American Eurhtyhmics Society, Fall 21