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The Music program at EWU is committed to students who seek careers in music as well as to providing music instruction and experience for the general university student. Graduates are prepared to become performers, composers, conductors, theorists, teachers or scholars.
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Sheila WoodwardDirector of Music Education Chair Elect of Music DepartmentMusic Building #252Phone: (509)359-2241Fax: (509)359-7028Email: email@example.com
Dr. Sheila Woodward is Chair Elect of Music, Associate Professor, and Director of Music Education at Eastern Washington University, USA. She is a native of South Africa and earned her Ph. D. from the University of Cape Town and a Performer's Licentiate in Organ from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. She previously taught at the University of Southern California, The University of South Florida, and the University of the Western Cape. Dr. Woodward is President Elect of the International Society for Music Education and Chair of the NAfME (USA) Council on IN-ovations.
Dr. Woodward has previously served on numerous professional boards; among them being two terms on the Board of Directors of ISME (2004 - 2008), three terms on the ISME Early Childhood Music Education Commission (1992 - 1998, two as Chair), and two terms on the Executive Board of the Society for General Music (NAfME, USA).
Dr. Woodward's research focus is Music and Wellbeing. She explores this from before birth to adulthood, with studies on the fetus, neonate, premature infant, young child, at-risk youth, juvenile offender and adult musician. She has published numerous articles, in addition to chapters in Elliott's Praxial music education: Reflections and dialogues (Oxford, 2005) and in Malloch and Trevarthen's Communicative musicality: Narratives of expressive gesture and being human (Oxford, 2009).
She has been awarded generous grants to promote international exchange programs, bringing South African musicians to perform in the USA alongside American students and professors, and she has directed numerous outreach programs in both countries.