Kevin Gerrity

Assistant Professor of Music Education

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MU 411c  Phone: 765-285-5425  

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Kevin W. Gerrity, Assistant Professor of Music Education, joined the faculty of Ball State University in the Fall of 2007. Prior to his appointment at Ball State, he spent thirteen years teaching instrumental and general music at both secondary and university levels in the State of Ohio. Dr. Gerrity holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Otterbein College (now Otterbein University) and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, he was privileged to study with Dr. Timothy Gerber, nationally recognized for his work in secondary general music, and Dr. Larry Miller, a leading figure in research methodology.

At Ball State, Dr. Gerrity teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels. His primary teaching responsibilities include secondary general music methods, introduction to music education, woodwind techniques and other courses in basic musicianship, graduate research methods, and music teaching and learning. Dr. Gerrity's research interests include teacher preparation, the impact of policy on music education, the integration of music and reading instruction, and issues related to adolescence and the teaching of secondary general music.

Dr. Gerrity is a member and/or affiliated with the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA), The College Music Society (CMS), and the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA). He has published articles in the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, General Music Today, scholarlypartnershipsedu, The Indiana Musicator, and multiple editions of Rachel Billmeyer's Strategic Reading in the Content Areas: Practical Applications for Creating a Thinking Environment.

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