Connie McKoy is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education in the UNCG School of Music Theatre and Dance. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. For 18 years, she taught general, choral, and instrumental music to students in grades K-12 in public and private schools in North Carolina and served as Lead Teacher for Elementary Music in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system. She earned her master's and Ph.D. degrees from UNCG, and was Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she taught choral and secondary general music methods and directed the Concert Choir. Dr. McKoy has published articles in several professional journals, including the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Music Education Research, The International Journal of Music Education, and The Journal of Music Teacher Education. She has served on the advisory committee for the publication Teaching Music and was on the editorial committee of The Music Educators Journal, both publications of the National Association for Music Education. Dr. McKoy also has presented at research sessions for national and international conferences, has served as choral clinician and conductor for elementary, middle, and high school all county choruses, has presented general music multicultural music clinics for pre-service and in-service teachers, and is an Orff Schulwerk Level I recorder instructor. From 2005 to 2007 she was president of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Dr. McKoy's research interests include the development of cultural competence in pre- and in-service music teachers, culturally responsive music teaching practices, children's world music preferences, and music and cultural aesthetics.